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by jkxr4ti
Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: MN12 T-Bird Master Cyclinder (MC) Swap
Replies: 33
Views: 4172

Re: MN12 T-Bird Master Cyclinder (MC) Swap

Will wood has a valve with the metric fittings on it that are the same as the stock metric ones.
I was looking at this as an add on for mine when I put on the mark viii master.
http://www.wilwood.com/MasterCylinders/ ... =260-12627
by jkxr4ti
Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Lsd instal
Replies: 4
Views: 853

Re: Lsd instal

I also got the kit from Grayson/mc2 for this. I opted for him to press in the bearing races into the cups as well. You will need something sturdy to mount the diff to while your grinding the case and setting up the gears. If you don't mess with the pinion gears the job is much less involved. The fac...
by jkxr4ti
Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Camber eccentric bolts, rear beam, and nylon STA bushings
Replies: 9
Views: 1735

Re: Camber eccentric bolts, rear beam, and nylon STA bushing

McMaster Carr has a great selection of shims if you decide to go that route. I went this route and it works well. Just order a package of a few different thickness and have at it.
https://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-shims/=15zx3h7
by jkxr4ti
Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Happy Birthday to you RS500...
Replies: 2
Views: 1414

Happy Birthday to you RS500...

Thought you all might enjoy a quick read on the RS500.

http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/motor ... ord-sierra
by jkxr4ti
Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: How much work to install longer wheel studs
Replies: 10
Views: 1482

Re: How much work to install longer wheel studs

The ARP studs are nice. I have those on my ride. For those looking for something
just a little longer than factory there are other choices too.
http://forum.merkurclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7990
by jkxr4ti
Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Hi a new Sierra owner here
Replies: 27
Views: 3273

Re: Hi a new Sierra owner here

Very nice ride! I think I would give up my XR if I could get my hands on one of those.
by jkxr4ti
Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: How much work to install longer wheel studs
Replies: 10
Views: 1482

Re: How much work to install longer wheel studs

The only thing you will need to remove are the calipers, disks and or drums. Once you get those off you will have enough clearance to get the studs Out from the back. If you thread a nut on first then give it a whack with a hammer it will prevent the threads from getting mangled too. As others have ...
by jkxr4ti
Wed Oct 05, 2016 2:15 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: instrument cluster lights
Replies: 19
Views: 2810

Re: instrument cluster lights

When trying to solder in bulbs to the existing twist lock sockets there are a few things that help. Bend the leads on the bulb down away from the bulb body. Use some emery paper on the bulb leads first, or you can scrape the oxidation off gently with an xacto knife. Next tin (solder individually) bo...
by jkxr4ti
Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: 1989 Coolant Routing Simplification
Replies: 20
Views: 2262

Re: 1989 Coolant Routing Simplification

There's a few decent pictures of the details on the Saab radiator in my install post here ::
http://forum.merkurclub.com/forum/viewt ... &hilit=4x4

The top small connection on the Saab radiator is actually on the right side for the 89 Coolant bottle set up.
by jkxr4ti
Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: 88 XR4TI 2JZ Swap
Replies: 25
Views: 3312

Re: 88 XR4TI 2JZ Swap

Interesting swap. From that picture it looks like radiator support mods may be in order for the 2jz. Now that BMW swap does interest me a bit.
by jkxr4ti
Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Idea for helping owners
Replies: 10
Views: 1383

Re: Idea for helping owners

While most of us present owners do enjoy wrenching on our own cars there are owners out there that just plain enjoy driving them. I agree with above and feel there is a need to help the owners that don't wrench. A good list of reputable mechanics that have been vetted by present owners would be a go...
by jkxr4ti
Sun Sep 04, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: turbo questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1064

Re: turbo questions

Don't forget to check the pcv valve too. Very common and simple issue to correct.
by jkxr4ti
Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: cosworth grill opening measurements?
Replies: 7
Views: 1318

Re: cosworth grill opening measurements?

I posted some dimensions a while back in this thread...

viewtopic.php?f=30&t=27505
by jkxr4ti
Tue Jun 14, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Brake line bulkhead fitting
Replies: 10
Views: 1511

Re: Brake line bulkhead fitting

I think I'm going to connect the brake lines inside of where the old bulkhead fitting was clipped then hose clamp some rubber tubing on either side of the hex so it is captured inside of the plate. I did this with a bit of a twist. Place and appropriately sized fender washer between the hardline tu...
by jkxr4ti
Mon Jun 13, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Where'd you mount your MegaSqirt?
Replies: 10
Views: 2222

Re: Where'd you mount your MegaSqirt?

Mine is mounted below the Glove box on a plate. The plate gets attached via the 2 6mm bolts at the bottom of the dash. The factory amp location is a good one and i tried there. Only issue with that is you need a right angle DB backshell in order to fit the MS behind the factory plate. If you do this...