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by merkurdriver
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: NEW Merkur part of the week
Replies: 510
Views: 163818

Re: NEW Merkur part of the week

NEW Scorpio Inner Tie Rods: https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-1988-1989-Merkur-Scorpio-Inner-Tie-Rod-fits-Left-or-Right-Side/202729991957 https://i.ebayimg.com/thumbs/images/g/oQkAAOSwRn5dJXVh/s-l225.jpg (used) XR4Ti / 2.3 Turbo Ford PM Motorsports Plenum Intake Manifold & Fuel Rail: https://www.ebay.com...
by merkurdriver
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Topic: XR vs. Scorpio Inner Tie Rods
Replies: 9
Views: 5482

Re: XR vs. Scorpio Inner Tie Rods

Ed Lijewski wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 3:26 pm
But...as Scorp inners are NLA,
FYI If anyone is looking for Scorpio inners...

NEW Scorpio Inner Tie Rods:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-1988-1989- ... 2729991957
by merkurdriver
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Did 1989 XR4TI solve the previous dash and head issues?
Replies: 14
Views: 2099

Re: Did 1989 XR4TI solve the previous dash and head issues?

Hey Mike... Just for poops n giggles, what's the ballpark cost if the following were done in your shop? A4LD swap with upgraded 4.0 Explorer Towing rebuild. Engine upgrade to the 175 hp manual specification. Changes to retain fully stock appearance. I don't work on anyone's cars besides the ones we...
by merkurdriver
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Did 1989 XR4TI solve the previous dash and head issues?
Replies: 14
Views: 2099

Re: Did 1989 XR4TI solve the previous dash and head issues?

I also would want to have it redone without any visible non-Merkur alteration. If it's sitting at a car show with the hood up, it must look 100% stock. Last A4LD I did I used a Merkur Scorpio dipstick & tube. Bolted up to the same spot the C3 stick and tube does. Looks pretty much like it came from...
by merkurdriver
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: WTB - a crack free grey dash pad for a 1985 XR4TI
Replies: 1
Views: 711

Re: WTB - a crack free grey dash pad for a 1985 XR4TI

Good dashes are available, but the better dashes will not have the speaker grille in the center and the majority of those are a slightly darker shade of grey. Here's a video with an 85 that had a cracked dash I swapped a mint 88 dash into: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGz63Sb0j_I A bit of a two-t...
by merkurdriver
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: WTB - an XR4TI stick or automatic
Replies: 19
Views: 2326

Re: WTB - an XR4TI stick or automatic

With almost any car, the "issues" get fixed / revised as the model years go on. Electrically and mechanically the 85/86 cars are inferior to the updated 87 and newer cars. 88-89 cars are better in numerous aspects, except the fact they don't have a bi-plane spoiler!
(from the factory at least)
by merkurdriver
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Did 1989 XR4TI solve the previous dash and head issues?
Replies: 14
Views: 2099

Re: Did 1989 XR4TI solve the previous dash and head issues?

88/89 heads do have a different casting #, so there must be "some" improvement made by Ford if they went through the trouble. If the car is stock the C3 and T9 are OK...but any big power improvements are going to require something a little stronger. If you're doing an automatic behind the 2.3T then ...
by merkurdriver
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: 1987.5 XR4Ti for Sale, loads of modifications - $4995 - SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 1127

Re: 1987.5 XR4Ti for Sale, loads of modifications - $5500

merkurdriver wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:43 am
End of an era. The condition of those IMON stickers on the rear glass from <1999 are a pretty good indication this has been kept in a time capsule garage for quite some time. (My IMON stickers from way back then turned into plain silver after about 4 years.)
by merkurdriver
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: 1987.5 XR4Ti for Sale, loads of modifications - $4995 - SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 1127

Re: 1987.5 XR4Ti for Sale, loads of modifications - $5500

End of an era. The condition of those IMON stickers on the rear glass from <1999 are a pretty indication this has been kept in a time capsule garage for quite some time. (My IMON stickers from way back then turned into plain silver after about 4 years.)
by merkurdriver
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Phenolic Intake Manifold Spacer
Replies: 89
Views: 13779

Re: Phenolic Intake Manifold Spacer

thesameguy wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:25 pm
Make those for a 2.3l and I'll bet you'd have some takers!
( x 2 ) with and without the water port in the center.
by merkurdriver
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Topic: XR vs. Scorpio Inner Tie Rods
Replies: 9
Views: 5482

Re: XR vs. Scorpio Inner Tie Rods

I think this was just recently moved to the FAQ. My original post date shown is from 2012, so I don't have these sitting in front of me to measure right now. However, fast forward 7 years and I have new inner and outer tie rods available for the Scorpio ( and XR4Ti ).
by merkurdriver
Tue May 14, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Saab 9000 Heater Core
Replies: 16
Views: 5611

Re: Saab 9000 Heater Core

Better hurry up Mike, I'm starting to actually get this car together and don't want to rip out the dash again. Looks like a custom piece like your radiators. I'm happy you're having this done. You are correct...and...they're done. Tricky to get them right, but I'm happy with the results. www.merkur...
by merkurdriver
Tue May 14, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: NEW Merkur part of the week
Replies: 510
Views: 163818

Re: NEW Merkur part of the week

All metal, direct replacement for the stock heater core now available at www.merkurdepot.com -> NEW PARTS XR4Ti ( and NEW PARTS SCORPIO). Stock replacement (plastic tank) heater cores have now been discounted on those same pages as well. The all metal units are also available in our ebay store: http...
by merkurdriver
Tue May 14, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Sponsor & Vendor Specials
Topic: NEW All Metal Heater Cores for XR4Ti and Scorpio
Replies: 0
Views: 923

NEW All Metal Heater Cores for XR4Ti and Scorpio

All metal, direct replacement for the stock heater core now available at www.merkurdepot.com -> NEW PARTS XR4Ti ( and NEW PARTS SCORPIO). Stock replacement (plastic tank) heater cores have now been discounted on those same pages as well. The all metal units are also available in our ebay store: http...
by merkurdriver
Fri May 10, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Merkur Depot Exhaust Fitment
Replies: 8
Views: 1489

Re: Merkur Depot Exhaust Fitment

Ed Lijewski wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 1:39 pm

It is a bit odd that a photo or better yet a video of the SS exhaust installed wasn't found...
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