Just got a '86 Merkur

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Just got a '86 Merkur

Post by Turbo » Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:48 am

I'm new to the forum and Merkurs, I learned about this '86 that was torn apart 4 years ago and has sat ever since in 3 separate garages. I studied a little about the cars and was intriqued by what I learned. I went back almost 6 months later and purchased the car. The previous owner was turning it into a autocross car and unexpectedly died, no one knows why he took everything apart or what's good or not and I'm unsure if it's all there. I plan on rebuilding the engine to stock, I will use the car for some autocrossing and for errands around town. I don't want to hack up the body because it's a neat looking car (except for the front end) and somewhat rare. I linked to some pictures, these show the state of the car before I did any work, the engine was apart but came with a stand :) I'll try to add updates!

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Re: Just got a '86 Merkur

Post by hEaT » Mon Jun 03, 2013 12:05 pm

Welcome. Sorry to hear about the original owner. Looks like you have QUITE a lot of fun parts there.
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Re: Just got a '86 Merkur

Post by $KRILLA » Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:31 pm

Good luck

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Re: Just got a '86 Merkur

Post by nathankershaw » Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:52 pm

Fun project!

Nice crank pulley as well.
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Re: Just got a '86 Merkur

Post by merkurdriver » Mon Jun 03, 2013 3:17 pm

Welcome! Which Springfield, Ohio? One up north and one down south.

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Re: Just got a '86 Merkur

Post by Turbo » Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:18 pm

I'm close to Dayton, does that make me north or south?
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Re: Just got a '86 Merkur

Post by merkurdriver » Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:09 pm

Turbo wrote:I'm close to Dayton, does that make me north or south?
South. There is another Springfield Ohio up here by Akron.

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Re: Just got a '86 Merkur

Post by MagentaRed » Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:48 pm

Some assembly required.
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Re: Just got a '86 Merkur

Post by Turbo » Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:02 am

Getting engine parts should not have been this tough!

Finally got enough parts to get block and heads back from machine shop.

The car cleaned up quite nice :D

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Re: Just got a '86 Merkur

Post by Grayson » Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:51 am

Here are some pictures of your car racing in 2002:

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Mike may have died in the middle of a project, but I can guarantee that the car you picked up is in very good shape. It's a good purchase.

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Re: Just got a '86 Merkur

Post by Turbo » Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:18 pm

:shock: Wow that is awesome! Thank you for sharing! He obviously really liked his car, hopefully I can get back out on the streets in a condition he would have liked.
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Re: Just got a '86 Merkur

Post by fdt93 » Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:51 pm

Sweet! The paint looks to be in great shape. Were the Mustang turbine style wheels part of the deal? I like the way they look with our cars.
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Re: Just got a '86 Merkur

Post by DSPXR4ti » Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:21 pm

Was that before all of us Ray, Chris, Ben, very cool to see.

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Re: Just got a '86 Merkur

Post by merkurdriver » Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:45 pm

Turbo wrote:Getting engine parts should not have been this tough!
Getting the correct parts is easy. Just an email away :)

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Re: Just got a '86 Merkur

Post by Turbo » Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:48 am

The stock valve springs was the toughest to get, I wanted to replace all 8 but could only get 4 :(
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