any tips and or advice is greatly appreciated.
Be advised, if you are within a 2-hour driving distance of Carlisle, you are required by the state of Pennsylvania to attend the Ford show on June 2-4. It's actually a state law - no need to look it up - I've done the research and I'll be insulted if you don't believe me.
Here's all the details you need so that you won't be breaking the law come June....
I got hooked to the 1/4 mile track at Mason Dixon Dragway a few years ago with a friends mustang.My husband was teaching me how to power shift on his mustang and I broke a piece in the transmission(T-45)but when we had it rebuilt we found out that a shifting fork was also cracked so he had it rebuilt with better parts and now is working great.We had this T-45 rebuilt for under $125.And he also does C-4s.We have a C-4 just waiting to go to the shop to be rebuilt.We bought it for a mustang for me but we found this merkur and that is where the C-4 will eventually call home.
For anyone interested our mustang is a 96 GT convert with under 35,000 miles.Has laughing gas and a bunch of other mods.
This site is great for basic tech stuff...
Just about all in the tech section engine wise applies
There should be a knock sensor facing the drivers inner fender sticking out of the lower intake. plug it in (if disconnected) until you have it all sorted...knock (pinging) is lethal to the Head Gaskets on these cars due to increased cyl pressures from turbocharging and cant be tolerated for to long...so avoid that as much as possible...good luck.
oh and after all work disconnect the battery for like 30 seconds and reconnect...this resets the ECU, which is kind of old tech, from what i understand it is archaicly adaptive but only in one direction rich to lean....so it's best to always "reboot" it LOL!
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Look forward to meeting you and seeing your car at Carlisle (if I can maaake it... ).
1989 XR4Ti 5-Speed
2001 BMW Z3 3.0 5-Speed
2015 Fiesta ST 6-Speed
2015 Edge 3.5 V6 Auto/Paddles
Fairfax Station, Va. '89XR (gone to a new home but not forgotten)
Mind you this is not a beauty yet,as we just saved it from going to the crusher.I have looked at alot of the pics on this forum and have yet to find one with the same wheels as this one.Are they a special wheel or what?
after a few mods a paint job is in order will take awhile but it shall be done!!! Having kids puts a damper on the budget when it comes to car mods
Peeling clearcoat is very common. A good polish and wax will sorta hide it temporarily. Better to have a paint job done well and have all the cladding removed. Has this car lived in PA all it's life? Just be prepared to find some rust.
i dont know if the car has been a resident of PA all of its life but....so far we have only found minor rust most just surface which will get buffed off when i work on the finish for Carlisle.
It has leather interior and what i think was all of the options,could be wrong but it also has heated seats.
I have been reading up and have seen alot of good sound advice.as for intercoolers we had 2 small ic welded together from ???? will find out and let you know later but they looked awesome and really helped and worked on my friends XR4Ti.
Congrats, and welcome. We're in the same boat, so to speak. I just got my first XR4 yesterday. Despite some issues I'm dealing with, I'm already in love with this car. (Insert Queen song here)XR4TIboostedmom wrote:just got my own XR4TI that runs nice....from a junk yard for $200. a friend from NC has had a few merks but he is there now and we are here so...gonna need some advice and knowledge of what to start to replace/look for first.Carlisle is just about 45 north of us so hopefully I will be able to make it .
any tips and or advice is greatly appreciated.
I'd love to be PA bound this summer, but I'll have to back out on this one. Maybe next year. Hoping to hear about some Northwest shows in the near future.
Enjoy your new baby. May it give you many miles of service.
I have one of those Pug' IC's in my "intercooler collection". I decided against using it cause the in/outlet weren't going to work for me. Two of them welded together should work well, and allow you to locate the fittings where you need them. Is it already welded up? Pics?XR4TIboostedmom wrote:I just asked my husband where the intercoolers i said about earlier and he said they were from Peugeot diesels..it was about 28 inches long by 10 inches high and about 3 inches thick when they were welded together( aluminum intercoolers).