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by boost_is_fun
Fri Jan 23, 2015 3:32 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Eliminating brake booster, AKA non-power brake conversion
Replies: 29
Views: 11918

Re: Eliminating brake booster, AKA non-power brake conversio

John Brennan wrote:You have to be able to rely on your brakes, especially if you're going to drive the car "in anger."
For sure. I lost my brakes while driving 35mph, it was not a fun experience. When I can afford it, I will at least be replacing my drums with some discs.
by boost_is_fun
Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:38 pm
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: Rebuilding an XR4TI
Replies: 53
Views: 33784

Re: Rebuilding an XR4TI

In other news I had the chance to go to the North American Auto-Show. I gotta the New Ford Gt os a pretty damn good looking car im just not to sure why they decided to put a 3.5L V6 Ecoboost engine in it but its probably just a marketing sceem to sell more ecoboost products. But new Mustang GT350R ...
by boost_is_fun
Mon Jan 19, 2015 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Merkur 'race-car' call out
Replies: 16
Views: 8961

Re: Merkur 'race-car' call out

I've had multiple people talk to me at gas stations, one guy with a corrado, another with an old vw bug. When I was getting the tires done I had a guy tell me about racing his back in the day, he had a cts-v wagon. Quite a few people have recognized it at auto parts stores, for the engine at least. ...
by boost_is_fun
Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: crazy fast vw
Replies: 1
Views: 2909

Re: crazy fast vw

That, was the most ridiculous thing that I think I've ever seen!
by boost_is_fun
Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Paging the New Guy, Paging the New Guy
Replies: 11
Views: 5619

Re: Paging the New Guy, Paging the New Guy

Decided to name her "Space Lord." The missing cat has led to a VERY loud turbo, and the neighbors have said it sounds like a "spaceship with a fart can strapped to it." Also, I'm on a big Monster Magnet kick lately I call my merk the "millenium falcon" my friends tend to prefer "starship enterprise...
by boost_is_fun
Mon Jan 19, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: spotted by my friend
Replies: 6
Views: 4524

Re: spotted by my friend

The impressions seem good. And a good plug can't hurt. I suppose someday they might even get expensive? you mean someday my merkur might be worth something? I'm not yet convinced. THough I have ran into quite a few people who have stories of theirs in their high school or college days, now I'm livi...
by boost_is_fun
Mon Jan 19, 2015 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: New Member (kind of)
Replies: 10
Views: 4552

Re: New Member (kind of)

In my experience knowing and working with several LDSs, and maybe many more whom I met unaware of that connection because I didn't ask, LDSers are about the nicest people in every single regard. :notworthy Run again Mitt Romney! YMMV 8) (in Kensington, Maryland where a Mormon Tabernacle with the An...
by boost_is_fun
Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:16 pm
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: The Story of Ellie...
Replies: 13
Views: 7173

Re: The Story of Ellie...

Thanks Connor. I love my 3dr but I'll never get rid of Ellie. I've owned probably 20 Merkurs and this is the one that I'm most attached to. Totally understand, my mother keeps telling me that I can buy another XR that is in better shape, since it seems so far that it is pretty much a guarantee I wo...
by boost_is_fun
Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: New Member (kind of)
Replies: 10
Views: 4552

Re: New Member (kind of)

Utah is pretty, but personally I prefer Colorado and Washington. Though the proximity of the mountains in Utah is hard to beat for sure.
by boost_is_fun
Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: New Member (kind of)
Replies: 10
Views: 4552

Re: New Member (kind of)

You're clearly on a "mission" here, one longer than two years, too. Much longer...as you'll soon realize. You LDS (and maybe future LSD... :D ) members here are great additions. You might look here for a forerunner from Utah of about 4/5 years ago arrived here with a similar background and outlook,...
by boost_is_fun
Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:42 am
Forum: Buyer/Seller Feedback
Topic: blugg
Replies: 19
Views: 23297

Re: blugg

I don't really need to share my experience with Jeff, as its exactly the same as all other have received, super prompt and helpful. Been a while since I bought stuff from Jeff, but I had to buy I think 4 of the 90 degree oil feed fittings, 'cuz I kept popping the stupid threads. I also bought a used...
by boost_is_fun
Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Greetings from Northeast Ohio!~
Replies: 16
Views: 5792

Re: Greetings from Northeast Ohio!~

Lots of good info here, also have a look at the Merkur Desktop: http://www.merkurdesktop.com That'll keep you busy for a while! 8) For sure! I've only been on the forum for a few days, and have spent most of my free time reading about other projects, some of the repair threads on the forum, and a b...
by boost_is_fun
Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: New Member (kind of)
Replies: 10
Views: 4552

Re: New Member (kind of)

turboxr wrote:Welcome Connor!
Thanks! :cheers
by boost_is_fun
Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Sold My XR
Replies: 87
Views: 49286

Re: Sold My XR

I would find it funny that you bought a VAG car for its "reliability" but then I remembered MERKUR. All of a sudden I understand that it will indeed be more reliable, and even if it isn't you can actually get the parts for it. And having never been in/known anyone with an older vw, I can't say I kno...
by boost_is_fun
Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: New Member (kind of)
Replies: 10
Views: 4552

New Member (kind of)

Ugh, I just typed up my intro, and then my internet crapped out, and I lost it, so here goes again: I've had an XR for the past 3 years. The kind-of in the subject stems from the fact that I haven't formally joined, and won't be buying into the club until I get home from school in April. I've been r...