merkur-sierra winter photos

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merkur-sierra winter photos

Post by duncan1437 » Sun Dec 25, 2016 1:19 pm

a few winter photos, some real, some not:

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some more very nice rafa cosworth photos for idle time viewing over the holidays:

http://forum.merkurclub.com/forum/viewt ... hilit=rafa

http://www.imgrum.net/user/rafacosworth/559068083

merry xmas/happy holidays everyone. i'm outta here, gotta get back to peeling potatoes for xmas dinner :)

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Post by DAReese » Tue Dec 27, 2016 3:55 pm

They're a blast to drive in the winter, assuming they haven't been lowered so that a snowflake or two bottoms you out. I won't drive mine more because of salt on the roads than because of the way it handles in the snow. Some good tires for winter and it handles so differently. Still would have a ground clearance problem though.
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Post by andyofcolumbusmerkur » Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:20 pm

I tried to move my red car out of its parking spot and it only went a couple feet. Learned about 2.5 inches of snow is the limit. Nicer one doesn't go around in the winter time. Plus I took out the heater/ac stuff to discourage future owners after I'm dead.
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Post by andyofcolumbusmerkur » Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:13 pm

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Post by duncan1437 » Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:08 pm

my last RWD winter daily driver was a 1973 datsun 510. looked similar to this, but with cosmic wheels

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went to the scrap yard about 1981. all my subsequent RWD cars have been garaged from mid november to mid april.

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Post by Matt01 » Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:42 pm

I tried to take it around the block in the snow. it has summer tires, full suspension, it was useless, The rear tires just spun, I couldnt accelerate in the snow.

I would have to try it with snow tires, but Im really not interested in doing that.

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Post by In XS 7 » Sat Jan 07, 2017 4:57 pm

Matt01 wrote:I tried to take it around the block in the snow. it has summer tires, full suspension, it was useless, The rear tires just spun, I couldnt accelerate in the snow.

I would have to try it with snow tires, but Im really not interested in doing that.

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Do you have an LSD or a stock open differential? Mine was like that with the stock differential but after I put the Eaton limited slip differential from mc2racing it can go on a heavy snow street with no problems at all and that with summer tires.
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Post by Matt01 » Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:10 pm

In XS 7 wrote:
Matt01 wrote:I tried to take it around the block in the snow. it has summer tires, full suspension, it was useless, The rear tires just spun, I couldnt accelerate in the snow.

I would have to try it with snow tires, but Im really not interested in doing that.

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Do you have an LSD or a stock open differential? Mine was like that with the stock differential but after I put the Eaton limited slip differential from mc2racing it can go on a heavy snow street with no problems at all and that with summer tires.
I also have the Eaton. Do you have performance tires?

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Post by In XS 7 » Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:01 am

No, just cheap set of tires. :cheers
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Post by Matt01 » Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:37 pm

In XS 7 wrote:No, just cheap set of tires. :cheers
i have 215 performance tires, i could drive sideways down the street after a snowfall, but actually getting up to 50-60 km/h and stopping, not down.

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Post by $KRILLA » Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:23 pm

Moar pics

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Post by eaton53 » Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:00 pm

In XS 7 wrote:No, just cheap set of tires. :cheers
I'm amazed you don't get stuck, but the weather lately has been more like Seattle than Kewanee.
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Post by John Brennan » Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:27 pm

eaton53 wrote:
In XS 7 wrote:No, just cheap set of tires. :cheers
I'm amazed you don't get stuck, but the weather lately has been more like Seattle than Kewanee.
When I left Seattle a couple of weeks ago, it was covered in snow! Big winter in the PNW.

Solar Minimum FTW.
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