Sold My XR

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Re: Sold My XR

Post by Ed Lijewski » Tue Jun 30, 2015 12:39 pm

"Chick Karr"

YMMV 8)
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Re: Sold My XR

Post by DAReese » Tue Jun 30, 2015 1:43 pm

Ed Lijewski wrote:"Chick Karr"

YMMV 8)
Wouldn't that be Frauwagen?
David Reese

88 XR4Ti - mono white T5, someday to be bi wing
89 Scorpio - waiting on some parts before it hits the road again
88 XR4Ti - mono red C3, parts car
used to own 86 dark blue traded in on a min van, what was I thinking?

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Re: Sold My XR

Post by Ed Lijewski » Tue Jun 30, 2015 2:40 pm

Or fraukarr (say it fast...Faster...)

YMMV 8)
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Re: Sold My XR

Post by DAReese » Tue Jun 30, 2015 3:02 pm

Ed Lijewski wrote:Or fraukarr (say it fast...Faster...)

YMMV 8)
We're such kids...
David Reese

88 XR4Ti - mono white T5, someday to be bi wing
89 Scorpio - waiting on some parts before it hits the road again
88 XR4Ti - mono red C3, parts car
used to own 86 dark blue traded in on a min van, what was I thinking?

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Re: Sold My XR

Post by thebronze » Thu Oct 15, 2015 1:00 am

Swapped in a 2.0 16v... 143hp at the wheels... 2x's what it had.... PDQ

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Re: Sold My XR

Post by John Brennan » Thu Oct 15, 2015 9:08 am

See, we just can't leave anything alone. Looks good, I'll bet it's fun. Intake looks REALLY familiar...
This is my car, and these are my people!
1989 XR4Ti 5-Speed
2015 Fiesta ST
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Re: Sold My XR

Post by eaton53 » Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:42 pm

John Brennan wrote:See, we just can't leave anything alone. Looks good, I'll bet it's fun. Intake looks REALLY familiar...
I can... and my wife likes it that way.
Cleaning products and routine maintenance are a lot cheaper than mods.
Just today she commented on the extreme glossiness of my XR. 8)
Mark Copeland - I'm 50 miles west of Kewanee, IL

'89 XR4Ti
Car was the 2014 MCA Merkur Preservation Award Winner
I'm just the latest caretaker and I'm keepin' it REAL shiny!! 8)

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Re: Sold My XR

Post by Ed Lijewski » Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:06 pm

Garage Queen.

YMMV :)
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Re: Sold My XR

Post by eaton53 » Fri Oct 16, 2015 9:39 pm

Ed Lijewski wrote:Garage Queen.

YMMV :)
Me or him?
I actually get out quite a lot but it's almost always for a specific purpose.
Hey... someone's gotta fly the flag around here... and I fly it Loud n Proud.
My lofty goal in life is to be "that Merkur guy". It's a work in progress but I'm definitely making progress.
Mark Copeland - I'm 50 miles west of Kewanee, IL

'89 XR4Ti
Car was the 2014 MCA Merkur Preservation Award Winner
I'm just the latest caretaker and I'm keepin' it REAL shiny!! 8)

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Re: Sold My XR

Post by Ed Lijewski » Sat Oct 17, 2015 6:48 am

Daily Driver <----or-----> Garage Queen.

YMMV 8)
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Re: Sold My XR

Post by eaton53 » Sat Oct 17, 2015 11:14 am

Ed Lijewski wrote:Daily Driver <----or-----> Garage Queen.

YMMV 8)
Tried 'em both...
The '85 DD went through three trannys, a heater that didn't heat and a blower that didn't blow.
Then a bunch of little things just got together and decided they'd had enough... and that was that.

Garage queen is fun. Just drive from one show to another and talk to a bunch of really nice people.
Mark Copeland - I'm 50 miles west of Kewanee, IL

'89 XR4Ti
Car was the 2014 MCA Merkur Preservation Award Winner
I'm just the latest caretaker and I'm keepin' it REAL shiny!! 8)

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Re: Sold My XR

Post by thebronze » Sun Oct 18, 2015 9:58 pm

The cabby is much quicker than My XR ever was :headbang
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Re: Sold My XR

Post by thebronze » Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:16 am

Added a new roof.... frame and all... not too bad for $25


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Blue LEDs and painted the needles fluorescent orange.... Liking the contrast

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Re: Sold My XR

Post by John Brennan » Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:35 am

Lookin' good, Kevin-- thanks for checking in. I dig the M1 wheels. :cheers
This is my car, and these are my people!
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2015 Fiesta ST
2015 Edge

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Re: Sold My XR

Post by thebronze » Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:09 pm

Got me another Dub....

2000 Beetle GLS 1.8t...



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