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by JimG
Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:37 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: need a muffler recommendation
Replies: 38
Views: 4036

IMHO, Dave Planackis's Hartwood Automotive system is one of the best sounding systems for the XR that I've heard! Not loud, but muscular sounding so that you know something is there. I have a MP system that is louder than it should be but I'm used to it and have other areas that I need to spend mone...
by JimG
Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:44 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: SVT Contour rim users
Replies: 14
Views: 2989

I have the 99 SVT Contour Wheels on my '86 XR4TI with 205/45-16 Kumhos, Wheels look great but do need spacers as wheels set in too far - wheel offset is 49mm. But wheels only rub during tight parking situations. I plan to get 15mm spacers for a Contour /SVT/Escort/ZX2/Focus. Can send you a pic if yo...
by JimG
Wed Jul 30, 2008 12:10 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Cracked turbo exhaust housing
Replies: 18
Views: 3299

After the rebuild - G-POP Shops Performance rebuild - which is their basic rebuild plus some Heavy Duty parts, a new waste gate actuator and the new exhaust housing, my XR runs much stronger than I remember it running in years. I guess that performance degradation can creep up on you! Now if I can o...
by JimG
Wed Jul 30, 2008 12:09 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Cracked turbo exhaust housing
Replies: 18
Views: 3299

After the rebuild - G-POP Shops Performance rebuild - which is just Heavy Duty parts, a new waste gate actuator and the new exhaust housing, my XR runs much stronger than I remember it running in years. I guess that performance degradation can creep up on you! Now if I can only get my I/C hooked up...
by JimG
Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:09 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Cracked turbo exhaust housing
Replies: 18
Views: 3299

My Turbo had a severe crack in the exhaust housing - I sent it to the G-pop shop shop for a rebuild - they replaced it with a housing that they claim has a higher nickel content and therefore less prone to cracking. I'm sure that they would sell it separately. I recall it being around $200

Jim
by JimG
Tue Jun 17, 2008 6:14 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Scorpio AC Blower
Replies: 20
Views: 4893

I trust that you've eliminated the heater control valve as a possible reason for poor water flow through the heater core?
by JimG
Mon Jun 16, 2008 8:59 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Scorpio AC Blower
Replies: 20
Views: 4893

I highly recommend that you use the "cut the box" method to R&R the blower motor when you find one. A lot less work, you don't open the a/c system and if you do it carefully its hard to tell! I believe the procedure is on the merkur encyclopedia website.
by JimG
Tue Jun 10, 2008 11:02 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Replacing the stock turbo, reman or upgrade?
Replies: 23
Views: 2651

When I found a large internal crack in the exhaust section of my Turbo w/ 150K miles I sent it to a shop in Arkansas for analysis & a performance rebuild. They are very knowledgeable regarding the pros and cons of varying the components and their effect on driveability/ performance. The performance ...
by JimG
Wed May 28, 2008 2:13 pm
Forum: Carlisle 2008
Topic: Anyone up for a convoy from Northern VA?
Replies: 5
Views: 3018

Leesburg is about 2.5 to 3 hrs NW of Richmond, Rt 15 goes right through it and up to Camp Hill where the hotel is at. I would like to leave there around 10am - the breakfast offer is still available.

Jim
by JimG
Fri May 16, 2008 3:21 pm
Forum: Carlisle 2008
Topic: Show-field Judging
Replies: 4
Views: 3515

I'm willing to help out with the show field judging. Currently own an XR4TI and have owned a Scorpio.

Jim Gosses
'86 XR4TI
Read Discs, DP, 2.5 CAT Back, SPAX struts & shocks, I/C in process.
by JimG
Thu May 15, 2008 9:54 pm
Forum: Carlisle 2008
Topic: Anyone up for a convoy from Northern VA?
Replies: 5
Views: 3018

Anyone up for a convoy from Northern VA?

Anyone up for a CONVOY on Friday Morning? We would meet in Leesburg at the HAMPTON INN & SUITES for a free breakfast (donated my my lovely bride) around 9am and depart around 10am heading to Carlisle via Route 15 through Thurmont perhaps stopping to pick up some merkurites there.
by JimG
Fri May 11, 2007 6:47 am
Forum: Carlisle 2007
Topic: Alright...who's coming?
Replies: 31
Views: 14854

I'll be there with my '86 XR4

Jim Gosses
Waterford, VA
by JimG
Tue Apr 17, 2007 11:56 am
Forum: Carlisle 2007
Topic: Parts to Buy/Sell/Deliver at Carlisle
Replies: 18
Views: 17327

I'll second that!

Over the years I’ve found quite a few “goodiesâ€Â
by JimG
Sat Mar 19, 2005 6:36 pm
Forum: Carlisle 2005
Topic: Hotel Carlisle <NOT> Booked <Alternate Hotels>
Replies: 35
Views: 8663

Booked a room today!!!

Thanks for the info - was able to book a room, now I can start getting the cars ready!! :D