Another Canadian Merk

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Post by NiggyMerk » Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:01 pm

Hi everyboby, I bought my first XR back in 97. It was put aside but not forgotten. After 11 years of other cars I decided to get back to what I love, fixing my car every weekend. So I bought a 89 White XR back in September. I have not done much to it yet, other than a T5 swap and a small intercooler, but the parts are pileing is up:

Nylon Steering Rack Bushings
Wheel Studs
Beam Mount Bolts
Axle Bolts
Complete Bushing Kit
Complete Wheel Bearing Kit
KONI Yellow Adjustable Rear Shock
Rear Springs - Pair 8.5" 700 lb/in
Premium Koni Coilover 350 lb/in spring
Front Control Arms
Rear Sway Bar 16mm
Outer Tie Rod Ends
Steering Column Bushing Kit
Wheel Adapters/Spacers
T-5 Syncro Kit
MGWltd Short Shifter
Spec Stage 4 Clutch
DG Clutch Adjuster
Eaton Clutch-Type LSD
Gillis Manual Boost Valve
Blowoff Valve Greddy RS
Walbro fuel pump
C & R Radiator
Forge RS500 Intercooler
Moroso Battery Box
40Bob Intake Inline w/ 65mm TB
Wilwood Front Brake kit
Wilwood Rear Disc Brake kit
HD Motor Mounts

So my first question, I am in the market for a header, I want a Rods Center Mount but he hasn't returned my emails, does anyone know how I can get a hold of him?

By the way it was -34 Degrees Celcius this morning BRRRR!

Hope to get lots of info from you guys
1987 Xr4ti (Rosso Red) - LA3, Big VAM, Cossie exhaust housing,
Cosworth 2wd IC, Turbo back 3" exhaust with Magnaflow muffler,
TC rear disc brakes

Nick

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Post by pacwest » Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:51 pm

Maybe PM got_xr. He has a very nice Holset and header option sitting on his garage floor he might part with.

He's in Victoria. Easy shipping.

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Post by NiggyMerk » Wed Mar 11, 2009 1:16 pm

Thanks i will give him a PM
Here are a few pics
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And some parts
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1987 Xr4ti (Rosso Red) - LA3, Big VAM, Cossie exhaust housing,
Cosworth 2wd IC, Turbo back 3" exhaust with Magnaflow muffler,
TC rear disc brakes

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Post by xrian » Wed Mar 11, 2009 6:51 pm

Last I heard Rod had stopped making them about a year or 2 ago. It was only a side job for him and it got to crazy for him.
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Post by NiggyMerk » Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:13 pm

Thats too bad. I guess I will have to go with the boport one. Its a little more money but it looks solid.
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1987 Xr4ti (Rosso Red) - LA3, Big VAM, Cossie exhaust housing,
Cosworth 2wd IC, Turbo back 3" exhaust with Magnaflow muffler,
TC rear disc brakes

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Post by whitelx » Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:59 am

NiggyMerk wrote:Thats too bad. I guess I will have to go with the boport one. Its a little more money but it looks solid.
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oooohhh that nice. :shock:
1986 XR4Ti - 294rwhp/315ft-lbs
1992 Mustang 5.0 notch - 434rwhp/445ft-lbs
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Post by NiggyMerk » Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:58 pm

Some more stuff that has arrived mostly from MC2Racing:

Forge IC, C&R Rad, Front coilovers, Rear springs and Shocks, Rad fans and a Moroso Battery Box
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16mm Rear sway bar, new lca's, tie rods and steering coupler all from BAT
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Eaton LSD, Rebuilt side adjusters
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Hopefully Cobra wheels and SDS show up tomorrow!
1987 Xr4ti (Rosso Red) - LA3, Big VAM, Cossie exhaust housing,
Cosworth 2wd IC, Turbo back 3" exhaust with Magnaflow muffler,
TC rear disc brakes

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Post by whitelx » Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:06 pm

what cobra wheels did you go with? I can't wait to see it with those 8.5" springs.
1986 XR4Ti - 294rwhp/315ft-lbs
1992 Mustang 5.0 notch - 434rwhp/445ft-lbs
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Post by NiggyMerk » Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:14 pm

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They are actual ford racing 99 cobra wheels with 4x108 and they are 17x8
1987 Xr4ti (Rosso Red) - LA3, Big VAM, Cossie exhaust housing,
Cosworth 2wd IC, Turbo back 3" exhaust with Magnaflow muffler,
TC rear disc brakes

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Post by 86XR4Ti_John » Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:06 am

you've got a nice setup there, and apparently lots of disposable income :)
John

86 Xr, lowered, cossie rear sway bar, wheels, intercooled, big vam, PE superchip.
91 Talon TSi, well modified, 5spd all wheel drive, runs 11's.

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Post by thebronze » Fri Mar 13, 2009 2:52 am

86XR4Ti_John wrote:you've got a nice setup there, and apparently lots of disposable income :)
Well He is from the "Crime Capital of Canada"...hahahahahahahahahaha :wink:
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Post by 86XR4Ti_John » Fri Mar 13, 2009 7:44 pm

isn't that more your thing or, according to McLeans, my neighborhood? Good lord, who knew eh?
John

86 Xr, lowered, cossie rear sway bar, wheels, intercooled, big vam, PE superchip.
91 Talon TSi, well modified, 5spd all wheel drive, runs 11's.

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Post by NiggyMerk » Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:20 pm

The nice UPS man just dropped this off.

Beautiful rug, don't you think.

Cobra wheels, SDS, Boost gauge, Oil Press. Gauge, AEM Wideband O2 w/Gauge, MSD Ignition box and 72 lb injectors.
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1987 Xr4ti (Rosso Red) - LA3, Big VAM, Cossie exhaust housing,
Cosworth 2wd IC, Turbo back 3" exhaust with Magnaflow muffler,
TC rear disc brakes

Nick

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Post by ztee24 » Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:59 pm

Hi, welcome! I would of sold you my SDS!!! I want to get rid of it!
Wow, you're way in the boonies in Canada! Nice pics

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Post by 86XR4Ti_John » Thu Mar 19, 2009 1:19 am

is the SDS a complete standalone plug it in and go or?
John

86 Xr, lowered, cossie rear sway bar, wheels, intercooled, big vam, PE superchip.
91 Talon TSi, well modified, 5spd all wheel drive, runs 11's.

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