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The Merkur Club of America Forums • Just got it today - Page 4
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Re: Just got it today

Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:06 pm
by Spaldino
Where in Michigan are you located? I'm in Kalamazoo and like to go to local car get-togethers/meets. cars and coffee once a month and usually a weekly little thing. it'd be cool to roll up 3 Merkurs deep at least once if I can get Brian to continue to come.

Re: Just got it today

Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 4:09 pm
by abomb1982
Charlotte MI, just south of lansing.

Re: Just got it today

Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 7:56 pm
by abomb1982
I would like to know If these are the right parts to do the ranger cam upgrade

http://www.ebay.com/itm/FORD-2-3-MUSTAN ... pg&vxp=mtr

and

http://www.ebay.com/itm/83-87-Ford-Rang ... kT&vxp=mtr

Re: Just got it today

Posted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 12:09 am
by abomb1982
OK upon doing soooooo much research I am thinking the saab radiator with the merkur depot intercooler. Please PPLLEEAASSE tell me if this is a GOOD choice???????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!

Re: Just got it today

Posted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 11:35 am
by NiggyMerk
Order a 2wd cosworth intercooler from the uk if you can find a good one.
I got one for $140 shipped. I could not get my Merkurdepot one to work with my setup.

Re: Just got it today

Posted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 11:46 am
by abomb1982
Can I keep my a/c with the 2wd cossie intercooler?

Re: Just got it today

Posted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 12:24 pm
by abomb1982
one more thing why didn't the merkur depot fit?

Re: Just got it today

Posted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 1:37 pm
by In XS 7
It should fit, I only have the shorty radiator from Merkurdepot and it fits like a glove, I am running an NPR big intercooler and it fits just perfect. I never here of nobody saying that the Merkurdepot combo do not fit. Are you using the shorty radiator? Have your car been in a front accident and maybe have a bend on the front?
:cheers

Re: Just got it today

Posted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 2:14 pm
by NiggyMerk
It did physically fit, I just wasn't happy with the performance.
Although many others have used it with success.

Re: Just got it today

Posted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 2:29 pm
by In XS 7
NiggyMerk wrote:It did physically fit, I just wasn't happy with the performance.
Although many others have used it with success.
I wasn't answer to your post sorry for the confusion, I was answering to abomb1982 he ask: "One more thing, why didn't the merkur depot fit?" :cheers

Re: Just got it today

Posted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 3:12 pm
by abomb1982
does the 2wd cossie out perform the merkur depot?

Re: Just got it today

Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 5:16 pm
by abomb1982
So pretty excited, my front brake adapters just showed up. I should have some good pic coming up :D

also ordered a saab 900 rad and the 2wd cossie intercooler :headbang

are there any threads out there about the hoses and part #s to use for the rad?

another thing what are people using off the turbo into the intercooler? I was thinking of cutting the oem pipe down and putting a 90* silicon hose on it, but I have seen some people that have a metal pipe with a smooth bend right off the turbo. Are they buying those or making them?

Re: Just got it today

Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:40 am
by John Brennan
abomb1982 wrote:So pretty excited, my front brake adapters just showed up. I should have some good pic coming up :D

also ordered a saab 900 rad and the 2wd cossie intercooler :headbang

are there any threads out there about the hoses and part #s to use for the rad?

another thing what are people using off the turbo into the intercooler? I was thinking of cutting the oem pipe down and putting a 90* silicon hose on it, but I have seen some people that have a metal pipe with a smooth bend right off the turbo. Are they buying those or making them?
Those are options, as well as getting a compressor housing from one of the other Turbo Fords (or the aftermarket0 which has a straight hose connection, and no flange.

Re: Just got it today

Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:17 am
by abomb1982
I was looking at intercooler pipping this morning and came across something I thought was a great way to do it. Has anyone else tried this? And does this mean intercoolers are non directional?


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Re: Just got it today

Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:54 am
by John Brennan
Most are essentially non-directional, as long as the inlets/outlets are the same size. An example of one commonly used "backwards" is the Porsche 944T IC.

Interestingly, this "crossover" config was used by Andy Rouse, as well as by our own Randy Schilz, IIRC. There's a little extra length to the pipes, but the bends are less severe... and no more length than a lot of IC setups use. It's also pretty easy to fab up in most situations.