NEW 85-88 XR4Ti Aluminum Coolant Tanks Now Available

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NEW 85-88 XR4Ti Aluminum Coolant Tanks Now Available

Post by merkurdriver » Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:01 pm

NEW 85-88 XR4Ti Aluminum Coolant Tanks Now Available:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/192583927170 ( <- ebay link. If you don't use ebay or prefer to buy one directly: merkurdriver@gmail.com )



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New MERKUR DEPOT aluminum coolant expansion tank for RH right side mounting location.

Requires bolts ran upwards from the bottom creating a threaded stud in the engine bay. Once you have a threaded stud in place nylon or rubber spacers can be added before the tank is fitted to adjust the height of the final tank mounting as it will need spaced away from the body of the car (picture shown to illustrate mounting technique).

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Installation is simple, but if you are concerned with mounting hardware we can supply bolts and spacers upon request.

Primarily designed to compliment our "shorty" aluminum radiator installation in 1985-1988 Merkur XR4Ti, however it can easily be used as a replacement for stock (XR4Ti) set ups using one of our silicone Y hoses that eliminate the need for the middle hose on the coolant tank.
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Re: NEW 85-88 XR4Ti Aluminum Coolant Tanks Now Available

Post by Ersatz36 » Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:30 pm

I bought one from the eBay store, is there a way to get the silicone hose shipped in the same box?

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Post by merkurdriver » Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:02 am

Yes, I'll send you an email directly.

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Post by Power Tryp » Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:38 pm

Please tell me these will be making a come back.
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Post by merkurdriver » Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:01 am

I have 2 of them on hand / in stock / ready to ship:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Merkur-XR4 ... 2361157885

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Post by Power Tryp » Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:08 am

Awesome! I've ordered up. Thanks for making new and awesome items for these cars. I'll be in for a rad and probably hoses in a little while too,
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Post by merkurdriver » Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:37 am

Just one left:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/192593444157

(Starting the drawing for 1989 XR aluminum tank...)

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Post by Ersatz36 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:56 am

I agree, thanks for helping keep these things on the road, got mine last monday and it looks great.

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Post by Power Tryp » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:14 pm

Just got my tank last night and it looks awesome! Thanks again for making new cool $#!* for these cars.

Just as a question, roughly how long are your spacers? I'd like to avoid the possibility of a bolt backing out and falling into the wheel well area so I figured I would use a nutsert/riv-nut and a couple of these guys in the right length,

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Post by merkurdriver » Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:58 pm

The spacer length on the rear mount is 1.25" and 0.75" at the front. *Also add the thickness of a lock nut that resides underneath to hold steady as a stud.

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Post by timxr8 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:20 pm

merkurdriver wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:58 pm
The spacer length on the rear mount is 1.25" and 0.75" at the front. *Also add the thickness of a lock nut that resides underneath to hold steady as a stud.
So ~ 1.5" rear and ~1" front
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