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by John Brennan
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Expansion tank replacement?
Replies: 12
Views: 319

Re: Expansion tank replacement?

Just to get it out of the way, a local friend here in the Phoenix area ran a mildly tuned XR with an inline filler-with-cap spliced into the upper radiator hose. There was a bayonet at the cap which led to a generic, aftermarket "burp jug" on the driver's side behind the washer tank. No ill effects ...
by John Brennan
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Ignition switch not activating starter solenoid
Replies: 11
Views: 302

Re: Ignition switch not activating starter solenoid

John: Thanks for the suggestions and information. This car is sitting in an unheated garage in NE Ohio where the average temperatures right now are in the low 40's to mid 50's. This problem occurs reliably even when I walk out to a completely cold car and turn the ignition switch one or two times s...
by John Brennan
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Ignition switch not activating starter solenoid
Replies: 11
Views: 302

Re: Ignition switch not activating starter solenoid

I had a similar problem when my car had been sitting out in the Arizona sun unprotected. The ignition switch would get hot, and the starter would not engage, or sometimes had a delayed engagement (not fun), depending on how hot it got... I learned to ensure that there was always a shade installed, a...
by John Brennan
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: Anyone In Cali
Replies: 9
Views: 394

Re: Anyone In Cali

It's a huge State. Might help if you told us which part of California you're going to.
by John Brennan
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Battery replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 524

Re: Battery replacement

I usually go to O'Reilly's or NAPA... no big deal.
by John Brennan
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: New to MCA ......
Replies: 17
Views: 1590

Re: New to MCA ......

We're glad you're OK and that the "stunts" are overwith as well... :evil:
by John Brennan
Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: Un-cracked turbo head w/ Roller Cam - Carlisle Delivery
Replies: 3
Views: 1199

Re: Un-cracked turbo head w/ Roller Cam - Carlisle Delivery

Forgive the dumb question, but is this a Ranger roller, or a roller with stock XR4Ti specs?
by John Brennan
Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: LA3 question
Replies: 17
Views: 631

Re: LA3 question

My butt dyno says the swap is well worth it. Last year I installed an 8UA and big VAM in my otherwise stock automatic (cold air intake only) including adding the Air Charge Temp sensor in the upper intake. Performance difference is yuuuuge; the ACT difference during cool/cold weather is eye if not ...
by John Brennan
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Chasing an oil leak under boost
Replies: 9
Views: 576

Re: Chasing an oil leak under boost

I think we used to call this the snake bite leak. 2 tiny spot welds hold the tube to the support. Seal those up, and report back! This is exactly what happened to me, and a piece of hose over the tube fixed it right up. However, the problem is exacerbated by not having a good working Motorcraft PCV...
by John Brennan
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: WTB Alternator relocation bracket
Replies: 7
Views: 428

Re: WTB Alternator relocation bracket

One more thing: I'm not sure what your intake setup is, but it is possible to use a 90° rotated upper with alt. and P/S in their original locations if you extend the alt adjustment slot downwards, and use a shorter belt. This is Hugh Lacey's old setup from his CarDomain page
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by John Brennan
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: WTB Alternator relocation bracket
Replies: 7
Views: 428

Re: WTB Alternator relocation bracket

There's this kit sold at Merkur Depot:

http://www.merkur.50megs.com/custom3.html

Or, you could shop for a serpentine belt kit from a Ranger or T-Bird that puts it over there.
by John Brennan
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Shipping a car
Replies: 4
Views: 374

Re: Shipping a car

I shipped one from Northish CA to Phoenix once, a few years back-- IIRC, it was between $5-600, so this sounds pretty reasonable to me.
by John Brennan
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Air Filter Surface Area
Replies: 5
Views: 337

Re: Air Filter Surface Area

Ah, so you went sideways-- I thought you were doing the old, air-filter-through-the-fender mod. :idea:

We get some pretty torrential rains/flooding here in The PHX, but I never had any issues. The filter was right up tight against the bulkhead, and my liners were in good shape.