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by John Brennan
Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: New Wheels and Tires for Stock 1987 XR4Ti
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: New Wheels and Tires for Stock 1987 XR4Ti

I run 16 x 7 x 38mm wheels with 205/50 Yokohama S-Drives, and that works very well on a street car with mild mods and driven con brio . However, there are not a bunch of tires in 16" any more, so if I had to replace them, I'd probably go 17 x 7 and run a 205/45 or even a 215/40 tire, but I would onl...
by John Brennan
Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Hello from Holland
Replies: 11
Views: 398

Re: Hello from Holland

Hello Marc, we are delighted to hear from you! You have some nice cars-- I don't know if it's possible to reasonably repair the 2WD, or perhaps you might find a better body shell.
We look forward to more photos and posts from you. :cheers
by John Brennan
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: New to me 85 XR, couple Q's
Replies: 10
Views: 257

Re: New to me 85 XR, couple Q's

Jack points are the ones I use, for the most part. Yes, jacking this car up can be a PITA. It's funny you talk about "sketchy wiring," as to be candid, some of the factory wiring was a bit sketchy to begin with... and thirty years on, we could all benefit from upgrades and replacements. You have you...
by John Brennan
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: LA3 question
Replies: 20
Views: 974

Re: LA3 question

Spaldino wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:48 am
what about timing after you install the LA3? didn't the Turbo Coupes run a different timing than our XRs?
Yes, static timing (with SPOUT out) is 10* BTDC, just like every other Lima EEC except the PF-Series for the XR 5-speeds.
by John Brennan
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Merkur Depot Radiator and Intercooler Install (Lots of pics)
Replies: 57
Views: 13162

Re: Merkur Depot Radiator and Intercooler Install (Lots of pics)

The round box is a vacuum reservoir for your air doors and such, so if that's missing, then you want to be sure that the lines are capped, so you have no leaks. Either one is perfectly good for a BPV, yes.
by John Brennan
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Scorpio
Topic: Ford Scorpio Ultima Cosworth
Replies: 7
Views: 672

Re: Ford Scorpio Ultima Cosworth

:dunno Agreed, and as I've read that the Cologne V6 can be modified for more power fairly easily, it would seem that the 24 valves would yield quite a bit over that...
by John Brennan
Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Scorpio
Topic: Ford Scorpio Ultima Cosworth
Replies: 7
Views: 672

Re: Ford Scorpio Ultima Cosworth

Power Tryp wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:56 am
Jeeze, I always thought that any Ford that bore the Cosworth badge should be saved but there really is an exception to every rule.
Well, definitely some great parts, like the drivetrain, including the diff. In fact, a Cossie Scorpy Frankensteined with an XR would be badass!
by John Brennan
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Best Upgrade I've made re 30 Year Old Rubber: Rapido Gel-filled Motor Mounts
Replies: 22
Views: 938

Re: Best Upgrade I've made re 30 Year Old Rubber: Rapido Gel-filled Motor Mounts

zxr250cc wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 6:05 pm
Hi all,

Is this better at first then doing the differential mount?

Cheers.
What kind of shape are they in? If you need both, you need both. Check out your trans mount, guibo, and CSB while you're at it.
by John Brennan
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: LF: Parts vendors in here please.
Replies: 25
Views: 719

Re: LF: Parts vendors in here please.

Mine's not stock, for sure; with the Mounts, shorter springs, different shocks, 16" wheels, some uprated bushings (esp the diff mount), 3" exhaust (trying to keep to the mods which might affect NVH in particular)... quite frankly, when all is said and done, there's no way to turn back the clock... s...
by John Brennan
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: LF: Parts vendors in here please.
Replies: 25
Views: 719

Re: LF: Parts vendors in here please.

Well, I do recall the ride (and thank you again), and yes, your car ran beautifully and smoothly. 8) I guess I'm an oddball that runs both Chuck's Mounts (with the NLA softer durometer bushings, mind you) and the braces, too. I accept a bit more "tingle" at and off idle for a motor which sits solidl...
by John Brennan
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: LF: Parts vendors in here please.
Replies: 25
Views: 719

Re: LF: Parts vendors in here please.

FWIW-- and it ain't much-- in my experience, if you stiffen up the bushings and such, their ability to attenuate vibrations and flex is reduced, such that you may then notice them more elsewhere. Anytime you change something here , you affect something else over there . The starter Y brace, for exam...
by John Brennan
Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Strut recommendation 350f/650r spring rates
Replies: 9
Views: 270

Re: Strut recommendation 650f/350r spring rates

Wow, you sure you don't have those numbers backwards? 350/650 would be a stiff F/R setup... :shock:
by John Brennan
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Classifieds - Scorpio
Topic: Ford Scorpio Ultima Cosworth
Replies: 7
Views: 672

Re: Ford Scorpio Ultima Cosworth

Yeesh. I know, aesthetics are objective, but I always thought the Scorpio/Granada a fairly handsome car, and then then they did this to it. :puke
by John Brennan
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: LF: Parts vendors in here please.
Replies: 25
Views: 719

Re: LF: Parts vendors in here please.

Ed Lijewski wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:49 am
Each of you have NVH Engineering degrees hanging on your walls?
Dead nuts on. Not only does it help with NVH, which you may or may not care about, but it structurally stiffens and strengthens the drivetrain at that point. How can that not be a Good Thing?