Just got a '86 Merkur

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Re: Just got a '86 Merkur

Post by catapultkid » Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:31 am

Car looks awesome. I hope to keep watching the build.

May be a bit late, but I'd stay away from stock valve springs. They are pretty soft for a autox/revy motor.

Can you send me a pic of the tire size and make he was using? Looks like GoodYear something or other. Are they cantilever slicks?
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Re: Just got a '86 Merkur

Post by Grayson » Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:20 pm

DSPXR4ti wrote:Was that before all of us Ray, Chris, Ben, very cool to see.
I think Anglin started autocrossing XRs in '98 at the Carlisle autocross. I started autocrossing XRs in '00 or '01. Roland Zuk was running an ESP XR4Ti at National events before all of us. I'm not sure how well he did, and I'm not sure we'll ever find out without some paperwork currently residing in Topeka.

EDIT: Actually, it looks like Roland finished 29th out of 32 cars in ESP at the 1998 SCCA National Championships:

http://www.scca-milwaukee.org/solo/1998 ... 998pax.txt

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Re: Just got a '86 Merkur

Post by Turbo » Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:10 pm

This is probably the tires from the autocross pictures Goodyear Eagles:
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These are the tires currently mounted on the rims Hoosiers:
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and the wheels:
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Re: Just got a '86 Merkur

Post by DSPXR4ti » Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:03 pm

Grayson wrote:
DSPXR4ti wrote:Was that before all of us Ray, Chris, Ben, very cool to see.
I think Anglin started autocrossing XRs in '98 at the Carlisle autocross. I started autocrossing XRs in '00 or '01. Roland Zuk was running an ESP XR4Ti at National events before all of us. I'm not sure how well he did, and I'm not sure we'll ever find out without some paperwork currently residing in Topeka.

EDIT: Actually, it looks like Roland finished 29th out of 32 cars in ESP at the 1998 SCCA National Championships:

http://www.scca-milwaukee.org/solo/1998 ... 998pax.txt
Well thank you Roland because the XR4ti was original Classed in ESP and then reclassed to DSP.

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Re: Just got a '86 Merkur

Post by Turbo » Sat Aug 16, 2014 4:37 pm

It's been awhile since my last post, didn't take many pictures :( still making progress! :D
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Engine going in
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Sitting pretty!
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Re: Just got a '86 Merkur

Post by itking » Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:00 pm

Looking good.
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Re: Just got a '86 Merkur

Post by Turbo » Tue Jun 02, 2015 12:36 pm

New tires! :D

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Re: Just got a '86 Merkur

Post by Turbo » Wed Jun 24, 2015 11:16 am

PBR upgrade, not much room left with the 15" Borbets.

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Re: Just got a '86 Merkur

Post by Esteban » Thu Jun 25, 2015 3:14 pm

You'll love the Rival S. At the last nationals, all podium winners were on B-stone RE71 or on a mix of Rival S and RE71. Wish they made em in the sizes i needed. Im stuck with Dunlop ZII Star Specs for now.

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Re: Just got a '86 Merkur

Post by Turbo » Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:25 pm

Wow it's been over 2 years since my last post in this thread!

I changed out the V belts for a serpentine setup and cleaned up the wiring some more, getting ready for the rotated intake, turned out pretty nice and it solved a weird problem I was having... the car wouldn't turn off when it was cold! once I had the ignition off I could turn on the headlights then the engine would shut off, my friends would just laugh. Apparently the alternator was causing the issue because I'm now using a ranger alternator and it shuts off fine now.

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Re: Just got a '86 Merkur

Post by Turbo » Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:12 pm

Installed a rotated intake and got the intercooler plumbed.

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Re: Just got a '86 Merkur

Post by Esteban » Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:45 pm

very clean

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Re: Just got a '86 Merkur

Post by XR4ti614 » Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:10 pm

Nice build!

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Re: Just got a '86 Merkur

Post by merkurdriver » Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:09 pm

Looking good!

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Re: Just got a '86 Merkur

Post by DAReese » Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:55 pm

Your front plate is a little bent. In some towns here, that might be an issue.
David Reese

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used to own 86 dark blue traded in on a min van, what was I thinking?

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