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 Post subject: Greetings!
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 10:49 pm 
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Hey there guys! New to the world of Merkur here. I recently picked up a fairly solid 86 XR comp rolling chassis to play with. Always liked Merkur since they were pretty unique and have an affinity with odd automobiles.

I'll post up pictures later when I have a bit more time but in the meantime I'll just describe what I've got. To my knowledge the car was originally an auto but was converted to a manual at some point. Prior to my ownership the engine and trans was removed and the car was stored away inside. I ended up getting a fairly clean car for $400 in the end. Not sure what I'm gonna do but time will tell.

Thanks for having me!


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 Post subject: Re: Greetings!
PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 2:17 pm 
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Welcome, this is a great place to learn and get all the help you need to modify and keep the Merkur running. Cant wait to see the pics

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 Post subject: Re: Greetings!
PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 2:38 pm 
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Welcome aboard! :cheers

Curious to know what ECU and rear diff you're running: the PK1 from the auto, or something else? Also, ditto on the rear diff, which was 3.36 for autos, and 3.64 for the manuals.

Also looking forward to pix and more info on the car.

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 Post subject: Re: Greetings!
PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 3:27 pm 
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Welcome and congrats on the purchase! :cheers

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 Post subject: Re: Greetings!
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Thanks for the warm welcome guys!

Well a little more about the car, I was told by the fellow I bought it from that it's owner before him (2 owners back) had about seven XR's and was well cared for. Now the guy I bought it from was a 20 something year old who didn't seem to appreciate what he had and he tore out the little 2.3 turbo, ECU, A/C, heater blower motor and manual trans conversion and had intended to do a V8 swap but he never got done. I ended up with a full interior (other than a missing headliner and trim from the lower side of the steering column) and decent exterior. I know it may upset some of you fellows but I will likely go V8 as its just easier than trying to track down the correct power train. I hope I'm not stepping on toes by doing this. I am actually genuinely excited about this little car!

These are the only pictures on my phone right now. I'll add as I get

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 Post subject: Re: Greetings!
PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 9:37 am 
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Looks clean! Put whatever engine in it you want and enjoy :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Greetings!
PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 9:29 am 
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merkurdriver wrote:
Looks clean! Put whatever engine in it you want and enjoy :wink:


What Mike said! Just don't do a V8 conversion like this!
http://forum.merkurclub.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=9364&hilit=V8&sid=c574e814016da67e9d09e262661a20e5

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 Post subject: Re: Greetings!
PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 5:15 pm 
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Haha absolutely no way I'll be doing it as poorly as that guy had. I'd rather be proud of my work than that.


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 Post subject: Re: Greetings!
PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 10:54 am 
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