Well, Greetings from Beautiful Vermont......

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Post by HPI-rcr » Sun Jun 13, 2010 7:05 pm

Rooster wrote:congrats your car is a 1987.5 one of the most wanted xr4ti's :D build date wise
Cool, nice to know. If I ever get a girlfriend, or wife.... I can use that to defend myself........ LOL

Didn't I see some complete replacement Steel fuel lines listed somewhere?

First on my list, because the send line from the filter/pump under the right rear is pissing like crazy....... and the guy I bought it from, clamped some rubber hose onto the steel (RUSTED) line so it would run long enough to move it around.

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Post by HPI-rcr » Sun Jun 13, 2010 7:28 pm

going to charge the camera batteries and take a walk around.

I am a noob, so any help or pointers are appreciated.......
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Post by HPI-rcr » Sun Jun 13, 2010 7:32 pm

got some batteries charged, so I have done a walk around of my XR....

under hood.... (HELP!!!!)

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Instrument Panel

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Build Sticker

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TRYING to fix the radio and a shot of the interior

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And the only hole in the entire car.... LS Rocker

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Only real cosmetic issue....

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Tires are sitting behind me on the Dining Room Floor, and brake parts are en route..........

Jeff set me up with a front down pipe for the exhaust.... (I have a complete including Cat) all in one piece to hang... but have been thinking of a new replacement... but money is a HUGE problem.....

any suggestions?

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Post by Rooster » Sun Jun 13, 2010 7:41 pm

that hole is it rusty or did the plug pop out of the rust proofing?
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Post by Rooster » Sun Jun 13, 2010 7:42 pm

do you have pictures of your one piece exhaust?
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Post by HPI-rcr » Sun Jun 13, 2010 9:19 pm

Rooster wrote:do you have pictures of your one piece exhaust?
yep.....

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It is, of course original routing.... and a little ragged on the outside....

But, it's what I've got, until I can replace it... (SOONER than Later, I hope)

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Post by HPI-rcr » Sun Jun 13, 2010 9:20 pm

Rooster wrote:that hole is it rusty or did the plug pop out of the rust proofing?
it was a rustproof hole, but it has obviously gotten bigger. I am gonna grind it and find someone to weld a piece in, if possible......

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Post by HPI-rcr » Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:55 pm

I swear I saw in the forums, somebody has a complete set of steel fuel lines for an XR......

I need to replace mine ASAP!!!!

I can't find them anymore. If I can't find them, I may fabricate a double layer Nylon line to run from the HP fuel pump to the fuel rail....

Can somebody please help, and point me in a direction to get this car on the road.... Please., please.

I no longer work in a garage, and it has been almost 7 years......

PRETTY PLEASE.....

Jeff

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Post by HPI-rcr » Sun Jun 27, 2010 7:36 pm

The project continues. Got the brake parts I needed... thanks fellas!

Now, I find a broken front coil in the left strut... pinch welds are bad, rockers are solid, but the one hole.

Exhaust still needs hanging, and the AC need to be taken out. But as I go on, this is appearing to be more than I can afford to repair.... not ready to throw the towel in yet....... unless the right person happens upon this...

Runs like a top, with the new battery. Got 4 new sneakers to put on.... but now its struts and shocks, all 4... and the rockers...

Anyone want to point a new guy in the right direction to find how to fix the rocker/pinch weld cancer issue.

I have spent the last 3 hours in the forums and can't find a thing..... spread all over the place, must be.

I saw that Jeff (blugg) was the one with the fuel lines, but he sold them. Still need to fix that issue before we roll down the road for sure.

I appreciate your patience in helping me. as I am very new here.... and DON'T know what you know.

Really, all kidding aside, I need help bad.

This was to be my car, my daily driver.... but I am running out of time and money......... HELP, please.

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Post by merkurmaniac » Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:44 pm

I think that I still have a set of used front coil springs listed for $10. I may have tossed them, though.
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Post by HPI-rcr » Sat Jul 03, 2010 6:10 pm

HPI-rcr wrote:got some batteries charged, so I have done a walk around of my XR....

under hood.... (HELP!!!!)

Image

Image

Instrument Panel

Image

Build Sticker

Image

TRYING to fix the radio and a shot of the interior

Image

And the only hole in the entire car.... LS Rocker

Image

Only real cosmetic issue....

Image

Tires are sitting behind me on the Dining Room Floor, and brake parts are en route..........

Jeff set me up with a front down pipe for the exhaust.... (I have a complete including Cat) all in one piece to hang... but have been thinking of a new replacement... but money is a HUGE problem.....

any suggestions?
Alright..... Sad News....

NEED to SELL HER............... ASAP!!!!

Please read FOR SALE post,

http://forum.merkurclub.com/forum/viewt ... 048#174048

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Re: Well, Greetings from Beautiful Vermont......

Post by HPI-rcr » Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:09 am

well, been quite a long time since I got to stop in....

The ole' Merkur went to a couple of fellas in New Hampshire... they are using it for a race car.... I miss her. :(

I did, however, get a great deal on a 96 Probe SE. 8)

Now, I am curious to see if any of you can help me find some parts for her?

I know that FWD is a cuss word, but it was all I could afford, as the Merkur's don't last long in our climate.

When I find one, I will have it, though. :headbang

The Probe is the 2.0, automatic (yuck)... :?

rear calipers, is about all she NEEDS. A new rear spoiler would help her quite a bit..... That, and my 17 year old saw fit to NOT look when backing out of the garage... he ripped the front fascia half off.... Got one?

If any of you have links, parts, etc. I would greatly appreciate some direction.

Thanks, again.

Jeff in Vermont.

With a Blue Oval tatoo'd on my heart..... :headbang

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Re: Well, Greetings from Beautiful Vermont......

Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:18 am

HPI-rcr wrote:With a Blue Oval tatoo'd on my heart..... :headbang
Better not tell your heart that you have a Mazda parked in the garage then!

There's ZERO in common between the Merkur and the Mazda MX-6/Probe other than the Probe name, which was the initial name applied to the Sierra prototype.
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Re: Well, Greetings from Beautiful Vermont......

Post by HPI-rcr » Thu Aug 25, 2011 1:42 am

DPDISXR4Ti wrote:
HPI-rcr wrote:With a Blue Oval tatoo'd on my heart..... :headbang
Better not tell your heart that you have a Mazda parked in the garage then!

There's ZERO in common between the Merkur and the Mazda MX-6/Probe other than the Probe name, which was the initial name applied to the Sierra prototype.
I know, well aware of the fact that it is Mazda based. But also too, am aware the the Probe was originally designed to replace the RS and the Mustang. But since we Yanks (not all of us) seem to like big block V8's and rear wheel drive, the Probe was scrapped as the replacement for the Mustang. And, that the Escort replaced the RS as the dominant racer in Europe, to display the Ford oval.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Probe

The styling differences are enough for me, to keep it separated from the Mazda. It was but ugly.

I was hoping that some of you, that were familiar with the lineage of the cars, and the history mentioned above, that maybe I could find some help.

Thanks, then, for taking the time to at least read, and reply.

Jeff

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Re: Well, Greetings from Beautiful Vermont......

Post by John Brennan » Thu Aug 25, 2011 3:29 pm

DPDISXR4Ti wrote:
HPI-rcr wrote:With a Blue Oval tatoo'd on my heart..... :headbang
Better not tell your heart that you have a Mazda parked in the garage then!

There's ZERO in common between the Merkur and the Mazda MX-6/Probe other than the Probe name, which was the initial name applied to the Sierra prototype.
You do know that Ford owns mazda, right? That way, I can have had a Miata and still not "cheated." :wink:
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