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by Ed Lijewski
Mon Aug 23, 2004 12:35 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Control arm reinstallation
Replies: 15
Views: 6037

Did you see her feature in FHM? Wow.. I wouldn't mind her aligning my lower control arm, if you know what I mean... might require some penetrating oil, though. :lol: Colin Yep; I Thank God every night as I look at that issue again for my FHM subscription (until I move to Scottsdale, otherwise known...
by Ed Lijewski
Mon Aug 23, 2004 11:47 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Getting my merk to run.
Replies: 12
Views: 4381

This is sounding like a really tough situation. My sympathies are with you. If this were my car, I might now focus on reconnecting (PROPERLy) the wires in the steering column that were cut. You'll need everyone of them to function afterwards, if not even before, you get the engine running. Do this, ...
by Ed Lijewski
Thu Aug 19, 2004 3:31 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Control arm reinstallation
Replies: 15
Views: 6037

Brooke Burke is one sweet beyatch--from a distance (and that's as close as I'll ever get to her) :wink: Maybe that's just as well, since I couldn't stand to live with a beyatch. If I did, the race would be on to see who would b first to let a contract on the other (heh, heh). :roll: :D YMMV 8)
by Ed Lijewski
Thu Aug 19, 2004 2:49 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Control arm reinstallation
Replies: 15
Views: 6037

BTW, the stick-in-a-rope-twisting-thing is called a Spanish Windlass. For God's sake, don't let the thing pop loose and brain you! I've done this once or twice, and found that by loading/unloading the suspension with jacks, I was able to get the holes to line up pretty much themselves, or close eno...
by Ed Lijewski
Thu Aug 19, 2004 2:28 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: How does your exhaust sound. ---and now 944 talk :-)
Replies: 81
Views: 23081

Now the 914 is much older, but also much simpler, so the maintenance burden is lessened. And they do have their charms. But certainly for us, the lack of power would be a huge bummer. You'd have to do a six conversion, or a V8 conversion (yes, I know there's a guy on TF who has done a 2.3T conversi...
by Ed Lijewski
Thu Aug 19, 2004 1:50 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: intake restriction
Replies: 19
Views: 6778

It's really quite common. You'll find several on MCA who've done it, but I know of a number who aren't on MCA who have done it as well. No one who has says, or admits, that the filter gets crappy from road goo or slush/salt, but it stands to reason that anything you leave in place or add as a baffle...
by Ed Lijewski
Thu Aug 19, 2004 1:43 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: intake restriction
Replies: 19
Views: 6778

rat_n_a_cage wrote:Very interesting, but do you have problems with the front tire throwing crap on your filter?
Nah; it collects on the frame :wink: :

YMMV 8)
by Ed Lijewski
Thu Aug 19, 2004 1:06 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Control arm reinstallation
Replies: 15
Views: 6037

I used racheting tie down straps and went diagonally pulling the control arms together but doing one side at a time i did the same thing but wrapped the strap around both ends of the the sway bay and pulled it together with racheting thing worked great for me I found it is easier to put the front w...
by Ed Lijewski
Wed Aug 18, 2004 3:42 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: How does your exhaust sound. ---and now 944 talk :-)
Replies: 81
Views: 23081

[quote This is off topic, oh never mind.....[/quote]

Not to worry, while the topic of this thread is exhaust, most posts no matter the topic have a lot of that, too :wink: :wink:

YMMV 8)
by Ed Lijewski
Wed Aug 18, 2004 1:09 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: intake restriction
Replies: 19
Views: 6778

Also, in theory that sheet-metal enclosure is supposed to isolate the intake from the engine compartment when the hood is closed (hard to see also because it's black). It gets SOOO hot under the hood of the XR that i would think that the sheet-metal inclosure would just get hot after a little bit. ...
by Ed Lijewski
Wed Aug 18, 2004 12:51 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: How does your exhaust sound. ---and now 944 talk :-)
Replies: 81
Views: 23081

Good stuff.

Now, does anyone have a dyno chart showing torque curve (personally, I don't care much about max HP) before/after installing a larger exhaust system? :?:

YMMV 8)
by Ed Lijewski
Wed Aug 18, 2004 11:24 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: How does your exhaust sound. ---and now 944 talk :-)
Replies: 81
Views: 23081

I've been wondering for soem time---where have most of the 944s gone?? It rare to see one these days. Collectors' garages/back yards? JYs? Cuba?? :wink:

YMMV 8)
by Ed Lijewski
Tue Aug 17, 2004 6:05 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: intake restriction
Replies: 19
Views: 6778

Well, I can't figure how that's a cold air intake since from the pic I'm assuming it's a hot air intake (sucking engine compartment air). I sure suspect that what looks like a protective wire screen on the outside of the mushroom covering the filter media could be restrictive at upper rpms (actual r...
by Ed Lijewski
Tue Aug 17, 2004 12:56 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: How does your exhaust sound. ---and now 944 talk :-)
Replies: 81
Views: 23081

A less restrictive exhaust will allow the turbo to spool up faster, and make boost at lower rpm's. That's what we want to do: get on boost ASAP. Before we have boost, we have a Pinto-- one that weighs about 50% more at that. Proposed experiment: On your car (unfortunately recently relieved of certa...
by Ed Lijewski
Tue Aug 17, 2004 11:50 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Where to get turbo/computer upgrades?
Replies: 12
Views: 4837

And I bet some of you know where I got this info, watching Horse Power TV Sunday. :D That was a pretty bad-ass engine, huh - it's the kind of powerplant that makes you giggle like a school girl when they lift the hood :lol: Another disadvantage of the SC is that when you're trying to make serious b...