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by John V
Mon Jan 11, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: Cosworth T3 Turbine housing
Replies: 3
Views: 3382

Re: Cosworth T3 Turbine housing

WesP wrote:I have a .48 and a .63 Cosworth turbine housings, both were used at some point on my car.
I would like to sell one of them, preferably the .48 but I may be convinced to part ways with the .63.

$150

Thanks
Wes
sold to me been meaning to call ya back
by John V
Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: Rebuilding an XR4TI
Replies: 53
Views: 28707

Re: Rebuilding an XR4TI

Far be it from me to ever suggest that a person could ever learn anything from any body elses' experience but when Ford was using this car they said the best placement of the fuel cell was between the rear shock towers and directly over the diff....the claimed that in that position it had the benefi...
by John V
Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: is there a head direct fit that cn replace turbo head
Replies: 19
Views: 6750

Re: is there a head direct fit that cn replace turbo head

From what I understand the turbo head seats are induction hardened. In other words there are not separate replaceable seats installed. At least none of the heads I've worked on have replaceable seats. I'm sure some can be installed however. I think new seats run in the $20 each range and turbo valv...
by John V
Wed Dec 23, 2015 4:24 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Scorpio
Topic: JVAB front brake hats in 5x112 and 4x108
Replies: 3
Views: 3451

Re: JVAB front brake hats in 5x112 and 4x108

BlackBart wrote:Tim, Are you selling the whole front setup?

Just the hats.
by John V
Wed Dec 23, 2015 4:22 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Coil overs springs rate for a street?
Replies: 57
Views: 17511

Re: Coil overs springs rate for a street?

Late to the part but it has to be said: One day you guys here will stop acting like its sane to talk about any spring without referencing what the damper is that is controlling it.. And of course without knowing what the damper actually makes for resistance means talking of that in isolation is mean...
by John V
Wed Dec 02, 2015 3:32 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Suspension upgrades?
Replies: 13
Views: 4316

Re: Suspension upgrades?

i am using jvab rears for tarmac/road use (autocross). mc2 fronts, but will be reworking those at some point as the valving is not a good match for the spring rate. as with most things, you get what you pay for. and john, i promise i will be stopping by soon to work on the clutch and rear diff issu...
by John V
Wed Dec 02, 2015 12:59 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Suspension upgrades?
Replies: 13
Views: 4316

Re: Suspension upgrades?

iw wrote::shock: 2200 I'm sure there're worth every penny that I would have to save to afford a set.
Well, start saving. and note that it can be done a little shorter for pure road/asphalt cars.
by John V
Mon Nov 30, 2015 6:56 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Swapping cold side for ihi from turbo coupe?
Replies: 12
Views: 2509

Re: Swapping cold side for ihi from turbo coupe?

You know the whole center section, the CHRA, is same between Xratty and 4x4 Cosworth, only the housings and the wastegate actuator and associated mounts are different.
And 4x4 is bigger compressor swheel than 2wd--
And 4x4 is safe up to about 300 hp---and so nice on the pull.
by John V
Mon Nov 30, 2015 2:22 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: 1/2"-20 Wheel Studs
Replies: 9
Views: 1638

Re: 1/2"-20 Wheel Studs

When you need something that long what I've done in make the hole thru the hub AND the spacer undersized by about .002" of the part of the bolt that is not threaded, the get M14 BOLTS, chuck them up and knock the heads off till round, maybe reduced head height and make it a press-fit thru the hub a...
by John V
Mon Nov 30, 2015 2:50 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: 1/2"-20 Wheel Studs
Replies: 9
Views: 1638

Re: 1/2"-20 Wheel Studs

14 x 1.5 here.. Why would somebody go 1/2"...not worth the bother. I need to go with longer studs, so it's not a question of bothering or not. I'm sure I could stick with 12mm and be fine, but figured I could just as easily go 1/2". There's many more options on knurled diameter with a 1/2-20 stud a...
by John V
Mon Nov 30, 2015 2:37 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Swapping cold side for ihi from turbo coupe?
Replies: 12
Views: 2509

Re: Swapping cold side for ihi from turbo coupe?

I will apologize for my loss of temper, however, I will stand by my previous comment of, if you don't have anything constructive, or useful to say, then just don't. What I said is perfectly constructive. You're going to have a hard life modding cars and doing whatever job you are supposed to do if ...
by John V
Sun Nov 29, 2015 10:06 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Swapping cold side for ihi from turbo coupe?
Replies: 12
Views: 2509

Re: Swapping cold side for ihi from turbo coupe?

Boy between you and Chew chew we're going to get to see every dead end idea of the last nearly 28 years. Do it..that's the answer. If you have a idea that's brilliant, why ask? And why research? I've given those little POS pieces of s**t away but I made sure it was to somebody with a 1.5 liter motor.
by John V
Sun Nov 29, 2015 10:02 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: 1/2"-20 Wheel Studs
Replies: 9
Views: 1638

Re: 1/2"-20 Wheel Studs

14 x 1.5 here..

Why would somebody go 1/2"...not worth the bother.
by John V
Thu Nov 26, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Gathering parts for a over the winter T5 swap, diff opt?
Replies: 8
Views: 1962

Re: Gathering parts for a over the winter T5 swap, diff opt?

Thank you guys Where you at in MT? there's going to be another one there soon, in Helena. Any derelict Xratties over there you know of? The guy in Helena will be looking for some common wear items like hubs and knuckles and hoods, grilles, roof skin, spare doors maybe.. You know normal stuff that w...
by John V
Wed Nov 25, 2015 1:43 am
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: WTB Various parts for 88 XR4Ti
Replies: 11
Views: 2651

Re: WTB Various parts for 88 XR4Ti

Yeah all the foo-foo stuff does cost a hell of a lot of money.
I clearly erred in buying and build 3 very nice motors and stocking up all the needed bits to install and spares...very foolish of me.

What was I thinking? :oops: