UK MERKUR XR4ti

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Post by BAHAMACHARGER » Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:29 am

At Last it is on the road again :wink: I have had a real fight trying to get her back on the road as we only have three or four car's over here and Mine is the only one on the road :roll: There has been NO help over here at all. The Mustang Club wont Talk to me :lol: So many thanks to you guy's for all your help to get her back on the road again. My wife and kid's came out with me to our Very FIRST car show last weekend and the FORD SIERRA guy's went Mad over her :twisted: They seemed to LOVE that it wasn't a COSWORTH as Cosworth's are in every show over here and most FORD guy's didn't know what the hell she was :lol: But others did and Loved to see her out and about in the UK :wink: Thank you all again PAUL W Wales UK.

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Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:19 am

Nice Recaros - were they original to a UK Sierra?
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Post by BAHAMACHARGER » Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:54 am

DPDISXR4Ti wrote:Nice Recaros - were they original to a UK Sierra?
Hi Brad, They are Sierra Cosworth RS500 Front and rear Seat with XR4ti door Cards. It also has Three Door Sierra Cosworth Rear shelf surports Cut down to fit the XR rear side windows and so that the rear seats would use the Three Door Sierra seat locking brackets, As they are not the same as the XR4ti (XR4i)

I got them off a guy who did not want them any more as he fitted the normal RS Cosworth cloth seats in to his RS500 :roll: dont figger :? :lol: The only thing that I don't like is my Carpet is early light grey and the rest of the trim is later dark grey :( But Thanks Brad for the kind words. It is soooooo nice to drive with good seats 8) :wink:
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Post by BuzzBomb2.3 » Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:00 pm

How ironic. Guys over here pay crazy money for Cossie stuff and I guess over there the stuff we might throw away (side skirts) gets a look from the cosworth guys. I doubt you'd want the front bumper though... :lol:

I've always dug the escort wheels. Cheapest alternative I use is the Contour SVT E0's. 8)

X2 on the seats and WOW what a headliner! :shock:
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Post by BAHAMACHARGER » Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:39 pm

BuzzBomb2.3 wrote:How ironic. Guys over here pay crazy money for Cossie stuff and I guess over there the stuff we might throw away (side skirts) gets a look from the cosworth guys. I doubt you'd want the front bumper though... :lol:

I've always dug the escort wheels. Cheapest alternative I used is the Contour SVT E0's. 8)

X2 on the seats and WOW what a headliner! :shock:
Thank you Liam :wink: I went for Real suede and not the modern man made Alcantara, As it was three time the price of the real deal :roll: :? I am glad you like it and the Smell is sooooooooooo cool with the leather too, my Great Pal Gaf loves just to open the door when the car has been in the garage for a week or two all shut up :lol:
Thank you for your comments Paul W UK
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Post by NC89merkur » Thu Aug 19, 2010 8:45 pm

i love the fact that you used such a nice headliner, and most of all that you coverd the B,C, and D piller covers with it as well. looks good

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Post by Postal_DK » Sat Aug 21, 2010 2:35 am

It looks nice :thumb
my XR4TI build thread :-) http://forum.merkurclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=15099
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Post by XR4BILL » Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:16 pm

Car looks great and your son supports a great team as well.

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Post by RatFink » Sun Aug 22, 2010 11:14 pm

Hi, I noticed your airbox opens to the interior of the engine bay. Over here our airboxes draw from the inside of the front right wing. Does your car have an opening there? Nice work on your car.
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Post by MKEMerkur » Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:00 am

I can only hope my car looks half as good one day!

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Post by BAHAMACHARGER » Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:56 pm

RatFink wrote:Hi, I noticed your airbox opens to the interior of the engine bay. Over here our airboxes draw from the inside of the front right wing. Does your car have an opening there? Nice work on your car.
Hi RatFink. Yes mine is on both sides, I dont know why it was like it when I had the car. But after I swap the Maf It will be gone for good with a big cone fillter or some thing like that :lol: :wink:
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Post by xr4outcast » Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:34 am

Nice clean ride! Im not seeing engine bay pics. Does the bay look as nice as the rest of the car?
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Post by BAHAMACHARGER » Thu Aug 26, 2010 3:48 am

xr4outcast wrote:Nice clean ride! Im not seeing engine bay pics. Does the bay look as nice as the rest of the car?
:oops: Sorry I forgot to ad that little bit :roll: :wink:
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Post by whitelx » Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:21 am

BAHAMACHARGER wrote:
RatFink wrote:Hi, I noticed your airbox opens to the interior of the engine bay. Over here our airboxes draw from the inside of the front right wing. Does your car have an opening there? Nice work on your car.
Hi RatFink. Yes mine is on both sides, I dont know why it was like it when I had the car. But after I swap the Maf It will be gone for good with a big cone fillter or some thing like that :lol: :wink:
That is the Rapido dual inlet airbox. It used to have a hose that went towards the front to get cooler air.
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Post by BAHAMACHARGER » Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:46 am

whitelx wrote:
BAHAMACHARGER wrote:
RatFink wrote:Hi, I noticed your airbox opens to the interior of the engine bay. Over here our airboxes draw from the inside of the front right wing. Does your car have an opening there? Nice work on your car.
Hi RatFink. Yes mine is on both sides, I dont know why it was like it when I had the car. But after I swap the Maf It will be gone for good with a big cone fillter or some thing like that :lol: :wink:
That is the Rapido dual inlet airbox. It used to have a hose that went towards the front to get cooler air.
Well you do learn new things every day as they say :wink: :lol: I wouldn't of known that one I thought it was broken :roll: :oops:
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