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by John V
Tue Nov 03, 2015 3:34 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Anyone in the San Francisco area?
Replies: 7
Views: 2618

Re: Anyone in the San Francisco area?

EVERYBODY in the state HATES the "Smog-Nazis"....I also hear horror stories about "importing" a car from anywhere else...Fees, charges, tests, more money, headaches, money....should talk to somebody who has done it. Also an apartment roughly 4 times the size of a telephone booth will cost ONE MILLIO...
by John V
Tue Nov 03, 2015 3:22 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: REAR DIFF service
Replies: 8
Views: 2807

Re: REAR DIFF service

Boys RTV is for caulking around the bathtub... This is for sealing car type stuff that you don't want to leak but which you one day want to separate and clean easily http://eastcoastgearsupply.com/images/F19855052.jpg Read intructions..THIN. this is the best stuff. Made under licence from Drie-Bond ...
by John V
Mon Nov 02, 2015 1:19 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Suspension upgrades?
Replies: 13
Views: 4479

Re: Suspension upgrades?

Everything I'm finding drops the car, I don't really want to do that. If anything I'm looking for more of a stiffer spring at either stock height, or a wee bit higher. More of a rally stance. Any suggestions? Whats the price range you're thinking? Very good suspension is available....inverted 40mm ...
by John V
Sun Nov 01, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Hey guys, I have a nob question
Replies: 7
Views: 1858

Re: Hey guys, I have a nob question

And note when you see MkIII its said "Mark three"...Please don't continue the destruction of the language by saying " I done see'd a Em Kay Eye Eye Eye Mare-kooor".. Just slit their throats when they say that...a couple of seconds and the world will be safe. And if you encounter Audi fans, do the wo...
by John V
Wed Oct 21, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Hello my name is Patrick
Replies: 9
Views: 4943

Re: Hello my name is Patrick

No panic.
just replace lifter.
Set lobes at TDC for that cylinder and use a open end wrench to kinda lift/poke the rocker out, replace lifter, kinda lift poke rocker back in place.
Easy peasy.
by John V
Wed Oct 21, 2015 2:38 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Need coilover Rebuild AVO
Replies: 19
Views: 5702

Re: Need coilover Rebuild AVO

Same story with all the British shocks..I had some Leda that got sent to some lemons roadracer guys. They needed a freshen up..
Send them back ---and spend more on postage than new Bilsteins..

nother reason I stick with Bilstein---aside from being able to specify the valving I want.
by John V
Sat Oct 03, 2015 8:15 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Wildwood Brake caliper brackets.
Replies: 33
Views: 7986

Re: Wildwood Brake caliper brackets.

James Wieler wrote:Jason
What do you use for a parking brake?
James

Same as what Ford used when they used this kind of brake set up.
Image

Do it right and it fits under that consol/armrest thing...

Works gooooooood. :shock:
by John V
Sat Oct 03, 2015 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: New Merkur Owner - SE Michigan
Replies: 27
Views: 8672

Re: New Merkur Owner - SE Michigan

For the OP-should he be interested-I'd dig up my receipt from my civil, local professional machine shop for Magnafluxing or maybe just magnetizing with the required powder, whatever, two 2.3 heads, separately. $25 each. It's unworthy of my time to do it and face it towards the Lair(d) of Vinegarish...
by John V
Sat Oct 03, 2015 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: New Merkur Owner - SE Michigan
Replies: 27
Views: 8672

Re: New Merkur Owner - SE Michigan

the car has been sitting for a few so i assumed I would need new fluids all around . Should there be a crack in the head coolant may have mixed with oil = not good for bearings, the first reason for making sure to change it on doing the head gasket R&R. (Except in Seattle...). I've had 3 junk yard ...
by John V
Thu Oct 01, 2015 2:16 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Has anyone here re-drilled hubs for 4x100, or 4x114.3?
Replies: 8
Views: 2804

Re: Has anyone here re-drilled hubs for 4x100, or 4x114.3?

I have a nice set of 17x7" wheels. They are 4x100mm or 4x114.3 universal. Has anyone had any luck drilling and pressing new studs into their hubs? I would think you options for wheels and brakes would double with a More common pattern... Thoughts? When redrilled the studs are too close to the edge ...
by John V
Wed Sep 30, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: New Merkur Owner - SE Michigan
Replies: 27
Views: 8672

Re: New Merkur Owner - SE Michigan

You can't be sure the head hasn't 'cracked so consider having it Magnafluxed at a machine shop (not expensive). Replace ALL coolant. Install new timing belt/pulley. Easier to install new plugs and T-stat and V-belts then. Disconnect exhaust manifold from head with turbo/downpipe still attached. Usi...
by John V
Wed Sep 30, 2015 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Ford Lima 2.0l engine
Replies: 5
Views: 2991

Re: Ford Lima 2.0l engine

does anybody know something about this engine ? pics ? is it the same as the euro ford 2l ohc ? Det heter Lima därför att det var där (Lima, Ohio) dom hade fabriken--för försa året. Sen flyttade dom hela fabriken till Brasilien... Ser ut identisk till vanliga 2300 Lima...skiljer sig i borr och bloc...
by John V
Sun Sep 27, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Wildwood Brake caliper brackets.
Replies: 33
Views: 7986

Re: Wildwood Brake caliper brackets.

Does anyone produce a front caliper bracket that will allow me to mount Wildwood calipers to a XR4ti ????? Thanks front? Rear? which caliper? what diameter rotor? what thickness rotor? To answer some of the unasked questions the answers are yes. yes, yes, maybe, yeah. probably and maybe.. Now we ju...
by John V
Fri Sep 25, 2015 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Merkur parts
Replies: 17
Views: 5322

Re: Merkur parts

Hey John, I know I've asked this before, but what is the cost of one of these turn key cossie motors? Will it be capable of passing smog for those that still get away with a non-stock motor as long as it passes gas? You already touched on this, but I bought my cossie arches(fakes so only $150.00) c...
by John V
Fri Sep 25, 2015 11:28 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: BMW E34 lsd diff unit into XR case ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2214

Re: BMW E34 lsd diff unit into XR case ?

A lot of critical stuff to do for somebody who doesn't know even the correct name for machining operatios... And wonder what else is overlooked if he's overlooked the fact that guys snap inner stub axles off repeatedly with the BMW big diffs? I'm a fairly experienced machinists and I looked at this ...