LS2 in a XR4 Underway /Pics Update...

Documenting your big project with photos/videos? Have photos/videos to share of anything Merkur related? Place your links to photos and videos here. Please - Merkurs and Merkur-related pictures only. Cosworths welcome!!
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Re: LS2 in a XR4 Underway /Pics Update...

Post by merkurdriver » Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:40 pm

LS2XR4 wrote:
have you received the Red car yet?
Yes, its here in sunny Ohio now.

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Re: LS2 in a XR4 Underway /Pics Update...

Post by LS2XR4 » Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:10 pm

well got the seats test fitted as most of the work was done without the car being present.

this picture I need to finish the bolster.

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bolster started on drivers side

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pics of the gap that need to be filled

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drivers side gap

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Post by whitelx » Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:28 pm

where are you getting the foam and are you using a spray adhesive to attach it? How are you cutting/finishing the foam? I have always been curious about seat building.
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Re: LS2 in a XR4 Underway /Pics Update...

Post by LS2XR4 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:25 pm

You can get the stuff from http://www.miamicorp.com/

I have a friend that did it with my direction.

I have found lots of youtub-e video showing how to cut the foam. mainly you can use a electric cutting knife( think turkey) and a spray adhesive.. it much easier than you would think. the hard part is making it symetrical..

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Re: LS2 in a XR4 Underway /Pics Update...

Post by LS2XR4 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:47 am

I miss my car.. :frown getting that itch and still have crossmember but don't have the space right now to build another

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Re: LS2 in a XR4 Underway /Pics Update...

Post by Esteban » Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:54 am

Coyote motor Brett!

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Post by whitelx » Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:14 am

wish it wasn't damn near impossible to get one of the 5.3L truck engines through the referee.
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Re: LS2 in a XR4 Underway /Pics Update...

Post by nathankershaw » Mon Oct 14, 2013 2:00 am

Who knows as my mind seems to change from one second to the next, but buying a LS/T56 2000-ish? onwards Camaro or Firebird seems to be the way to go for a CA V8 swap.
The stable is empty...

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Post by LS2XR4 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 3:23 am

whitelx wrote:wish it wasn't damn near impossible to get one of the 5.3L truck engines through the referee.
I agree. if I could just do a truck motor it would make the swap so much easier and tons cheaper. of course it would have to have a turbo on it.

technically the light duty truck motors were also able to pass smog as long in a car as long as it had the smog equipment. according to CA bar rules.

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Re: LS2 in a XR4 Underway /Pics Update...

Post by Mike McCreight » Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:02 am

LS2XR4 wrote:I miss my car.. :frown getting that itch and still have crossmember but don't have the space right now to build another
I miss your car too....
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Re: LS2 in a XR4 Underway /Pics Update...

Post by nathankershaw » Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:59 pm

Mike McCreight wrote:
LS2XR4 wrote:I miss my car.. :frown getting that itch and still have crossmember but don't have the space right now to build another
I miss your car too....
It's funny. After I sold my last car I looked around for projects that would be a easier ie. PRE-SMOG but nothing really scratched the itch that the XR does.

Unique engine
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RWD.

It ticks a lot of boxes.
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Re: LS2 in a XR4 Underway /Pics Update...

Post by XR4Tim » Wed Dec 11, 2013 2:39 pm

That crossmember will work with L33's, right?
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Re: LS2 in a XR4 Underway /Pics Update...

Post by slo_ryd » Wed Dec 11, 2013 8:50 pm

Tim it should work with an L33, in my research the mounting points are the same on all the ls blocks.

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Post by XR4Tim » Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:24 pm

That's what I figured.
I've cleared room in my budget to get one.
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Re: LS2 in a XR4 Underway /Pics Update...

Post by Longitudinal » Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:32 pm

I'm beginning to read this thread. It's a damned shame that Photobucket is what it is now. Pics don't load, but an endless stream of ads does.

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