Car Show Season

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Re: Car Show Season

Post by eaton53 » Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:13 pm

Hey...
Holding up Megapole in a stiff breeze is hard work! :thumb
This short season's about over... weather is gonna go cold next week and isn't much if anything after that. :(
Mark Copeland - I'm 50 miles west of Kewanee, IL

'89 XR4Ti
Car was the 2014 MCA Merkur Preservation Award Winner
'89 Scorpio
This one has a very bright and shiny future.
Proud member of the Iowa-Illinois Merkur Owner's Association since 2015. :cheers

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Re: Car Show Season

Post by eaton53 » Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:24 pm

Now it's warm again!
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We're gonna try to keep it going until the end of the month. :cheers
Mark Copeland - I'm 50 miles west of Kewanee, IL

'89 XR4Ti
Car was the 2014 MCA Merkur Preservation Award Winner
'89 Scorpio
This one has a very bright and shiny future.
Proud member of the Iowa-Illinois Merkur Owner's Association since 2015. :cheers

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Re: Car Show Season

Post by eaton53 » Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:53 pm

Last Gasp Car Show!!

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This isn't the end... there's at least one more...
Mark Copeland - I'm 50 miles west of Kewanee, IL

'89 XR4Ti
Car was the 2014 MCA Merkur Preservation Award Winner
'89 Scorpio
This one has a very bright and shiny future.
Proud member of the Iowa-Illinois Merkur Owner's Association since 2015. :cheers

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Re: Car Show Season

Post by eaton53 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:04 pm

Probably the last one... it was VERY windy.

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And now it's turned cold.
Mark Copeland - I'm 50 miles west of Kewanee, IL

'89 XR4Ti
Car was the 2014 MCA Merkur Preservation Award Winner
'89 Scorpio
This one has a very bright and shiny future.
Proud member of the Iowa-Illinois Merkur Owner's Association since 2015. :cheers

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Re: Car Show Season

Post by eaton53 » Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:32 pm

One goes into storage...
But the story doesn't end there!

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My XR just got a shiny new brother!!


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https://carsandbids.com/auctions/KmYgXz ... dium=email
Mark Copeland - I'm 50 miles west of Kewanee, IL

'89 XR4Ti
Car was the 2014 MCA Merkur Preservation Award Winner
'89 Scorpio
This one has a very bright and shiny future.
Proud member of the Iowa-Illinois Merkur Owner's Association since 2015. :cheers

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Re: Car Show Season

Post by andyofcolumbusmerkur » Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:15 am

Fancy :D
"Let me go get the keys to your brand new Hyundai!" Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

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Re: Car Show Season

Post by eaton53 » Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:02 am

andyofcolumbusmerkur wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:15 am
Fancy :D
Tis very luxuriant. It was REALLY expensive when it was new... $28K+ MSRP, which is almost $60K in 2020 bucks.
Expect a bunch of pics when it gets here. Then it goes straight to storage until April.
Mark Copeland - I'm 50 miles west of Kewanee, IL

'89 XR4Ti
Car was the 2014 MCA Merkur Preservation Award Winner
'89 Scorpio
This one has a very bright and shiny future.
Proud member of the Iowa-Illinois Merkur Owner's Association since 2015. :cheers

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Re: Car Show Season

Post by Bob Weir » Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:08 pm

I really like the Champagne color.
I had 2 Scorpios as daily drivers. The few "upgrades" I did were:
1] replaced the rusted out muffler with pipe. Having just the resonator allowed just enough sound to appreciate the v6;
2] replaced the sunroof switch with a illuminated door window switch, to find it easier at night;
3] added a bracket to secure the overhead console;
4] AC converted to Enviro-Safe;
5] replaced head & amp with a Becker AM/FM/WB/Cassette from my Benz and 4 Gold Rival speakers;
6] SunPro Amp/Volt/Temp mini gauge set fits perfectly in stereo amp's slot.

While the XR is a zoomer, the Scorpio is a cruiser. Enjoy

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Re: Car Show Season

Post by eaton53 » Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:13 pm

Bob Weir wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:08 pm
I really like the Champagne color.
I had 2 Scorpios as daily drivers. The few "upgrades" I did were:
1] replaced the rusted out muffler with pipe. Having just the resonator allowed just enough sound to appreciate the v6;
2] replaced the sunroof switch with a illuminated door window switch, to find it easier at night;
3] added a bracket to secure the overhead console;
4] AC converted to Enviro-Safe;
5] replaced head & amp with a Becker AM/FM/WB/Cassette from my Benz and 4 Gold Rival speakers;
6] SunPro Amp/Volt/Temp mini gauge set fits perfectly in stereo amp's slot.

While the XR is a zoomer, the Scorpio is a cruiser. Enjoy
Like the XR, I can't mod this one, Bob.
I did change the XR's wheels, but I have the '89 wheels in boxes in my basement... perfect locks and keys, too.

I've been told the A/C is ice cold!
I will appreciate the 4-speed auto, that's for sure!!
Highway trip or in town may dictate which car goes to the show.
Mark Copeland - I'm 50 miles west of Kewanee, IL

'89 XR4Ti
Car was the 2014 MCA Merkur Preservation Award Winner
'89 Scorpio
This one has a very bright and shiny future.
Proud member of the Iowa-Illinois Merkur Owner's Association since 2015. :cheers

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Re: Car Show Season

Post by Bob Weir » Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:12 am

Only a purist, when you have the lights on at night, will realize you changed the overhead console switch. And if the eyelets break that hold the console onto the headliner, you can find the fix in the Scorpio forum.

My daughter drove the Scorpio using EnviroSafe for 5 years and never complained about the AC cold nor heat in the winter.

Enjoy the cruiser.

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Re: Car Show Season

Post by eaton53 » Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:29 pm

Bob Weir wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:12 am
Only a purist, when you have the lights on at night, will realize you changed the overhead console switch. And if the eyelets break that hold the console onto the headliner, you can find the fix in the Scorpio forum.

My daughter drove the Scorpio using EnviroSafe for 5 years and never complained about the AC cold nor heat in the winter.

Enjoy the cruiser.
I'm the purest of the purists! :-)
Seller says the A/C is tip top. The A/C in my XR is barking so I'll be getting that fixed ASAP once it gets out of jail.
I'm really going to enjoy this. And there'll be a lot more pictures!!
Mark Copeland - I'm 50 miles west of Kewanee, IL

'89 XR4Ti
Car was the 2014 MCA Merkur Preservation Award Winner
'89 Scorpio
This one has a very bright and shiny future.
Proud member of the Iowa-Illinois Merkur Owner's Association since 2015. :cheers

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