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merkurmaniac wrote: Which brings me to diff mounts. How does one tell if it has gone bad if it is not torn ? Can the scorpio diff mount be used on the XR, specifically from an 88 Scorp into an 87 XR ?
AFAIK the XR and Scorp diff mounts are different. The Scorp bases are larger and the mount itself it "taller". My Scorpio needs a new mount. I was either going to get the MC2 mount and adapt it, or build my own.

Jim and Jeff, good luck with the venture!
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merkurmaniac wrote:Merkur Butchers serve a valuable purpose in todays Merkur society. I proudly count myself as one. Nothing worse that seeing good XR parts go to the trash heap. It was like that episode of TopGear when the crushed a Sierra. Someone commented that "The Bastards, there were still some good window switches in it !!"
Thanks for the clarification.

Might I suggest an alterntive to Merkur Butchers?

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I've bought a few things from bugg or jeff as I just learned his real name off ebay. I have always been very happy with anything I've bought from him.
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I recently purchased a part from Jeff (the top of an XR so that I could delete my sunroof) and it was a godo price, good packaging, and as promised.
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Scruffdog73 wrote:We've also been getting into sandblasting/powdercoating to preserve the parts we've been removing. Front suspension, engine plumbing, accessories, etc., Not only for appearance, but longevity. After this stuff is powdercoated, you can hit it with a hammer, and it does'nt come off. Who would'nt like that piece of mind? We're already working on a larger oven to be able to do rear trailing arms, beam, etc.,

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I am especially interested in the powdercoating as I am wanting to pull the front and rear suspensions of my car, powdercoat, and install all new bushings from MC2. You guys are fairly close too - would it be possible to have it done on an exchange basis? What other products do you offer?

Get un-low-profile! I've never heard of you before 10 minutes ago. All the Merkur suppliers are low-profile enough even with advertising!

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merkurmaniac wrote:I had to chuckle when I read that, since I took out the 8mm bolt that holds the filler tube support piece to the gas tank not two days ago. Sometimes, when I am working on my car, i wonder how many guys out there are doing nearly the same thing at the same time.

Sooo... Who pulled out the diff from under their car last night ? I did. LOL. I didn't put it back, and I will have all day at work to think about how much of a beotch it was to get in back in last time.

Which brings me to diff mounts. How does one tell if it has gone bad if it is not torn ? Can the scorpio diff mount be used on the XR, specifically from an 88 Scorp into an 87 XR ?
In regards to the diff mount, do yourself a favor and get the upgraded one from MC2Racing. It's well worth the $150 and will last a very long time.
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Hey i'm currently throwing the site together for Jeff. Hopefully once we get some things decided we will have a functioning catolog by next week. I was reffered to jeff from a buddy. He's a great guy and is realy good on his prices. Here is the link to the site, it's still in the works.

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Great! Welcome to the on-line world. Let us know when it's fully operational.

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Ditto. 8)

North Chicago, eh? Know it well... went to Great Mistakes in '85, lived in Round Lake Beach as an infant, have family and friends all over the North Shore. I wish you guys the best, and look forward to good things to come.

I wonder if anyone in the NW wants to start a business like this?
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John Brennan wrote:I wonder if anyone in the NW wants to start a business like this?
I believe one already exists, called Rapido Group :lol:
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I wonder if anyone in the NW wants to start a reasonably priced business like this. :P
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The site is comming together, there is a price list till the catalog is finished. Call (847-688-1234) if you don't see what you need listed or for any comments. Let me know what you guys want to see! Thanx!
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So far, so good. I think it helps to have a little more description and detail in the listings. Also, it's "center console." 8)
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Woops on the typo. There is going to be a catalog with pictures and payment by pay pal. Just wanted to get something up in the mean time.
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