Could be as simple as needing new plugs, wire, rotor, and distributor. These beasts are finicky about that.
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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I want to build a track car with it (not a hardcore racer, just a weekend track day car) so the little rust didnt bother me.
I got new rockers from fixmyrust and got rid of the cladding dents in the lower rocker at the same time.
When I pulled the cladding off, it was Horrible, the rockers were pierced, and the pinch welds were a little rusted, and do still need a little love.
My car needed everything, exhaust, springs, tune up, bushings.. look at my build thread if you want to know. Alot of the little problems were never mentioned, 1 day Ill put up a list of stuff I touched since I had it. 1 headlight didnt work, the hatch was stuck shut, the wires/cap/rotor/plugs were ORIGINAL, it ran horrible.
I offered the seller 500$ when i saw the condition of the car.
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It ran, kind of. no radio, no temp/fuel or RPM gauges. tires were finished, brakes were shot. I say if you have the time for a project. doooo it! If you fenders are rusty like mine were, no problem GO BIGGER! (more on that one day when my car is out of the body shop)
If you clamp off a bad brake line with small vise grips, stop every mile or so to top off all fluids and/or let her cool down, have your friend tailgate you so others don't rear end you, and open door slightly (to get rid of fumes) while going down the road then you will be one of us.