The car I got by accident

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The car I got by accident

Post by Specktor » Mon Jan 02, 2006 4:29 am

I got this car by accident they wanted it out of their yard and I needed a project.
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88 maroon xr4ti,
88 xr4ti now blue.
88 xr4ti black,
88 xr4ti red,
88 xr4ti white.
Can I stop now I'm broke.

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Post by Colin » Mon Jan 02, 2006 4:47 am

Yeeeach! Weird color! Says I... :lol:

Nice find, though! How much did you pay (if anything?) :?

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Post by Ray » Mon Jan 02, 2006 10:36 am

CT is on the RISE! hah!

great find, what's wrong with it?
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Post by Specktor » Mon Jan 02, 2006 12:38 pm

I paided 800 for it. and only had to replace the heater switch,windshield,front rotors,pads,front springs and struts,condenser fan,turbo and the head gasket now. A bargin :wink:
88 maroon xr4ti,
88 xr4ti now blue.
88 xr4ti black,
88 xr4ti red,
88 xr4ti white.
Can I stop now I'm broke.

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Post by wilky » Mon Jan 02, 2006 12:44 pm

Lucky bugger!

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Post by Specktor » Mon Jan 02, 2006 2:53 pm

Beside having the head gasket replaced by my mechanic , I have no time right now. I need inner tie rod boots . And a shift knob, the after market one keeps flopping around. Everything else seems solid. I need to replace the speakers lol they are dry rotted. I have the old ones from my son's talon sitting in the back till I get around to buying new ones. I did install a mp3-dvd player and a 7 inch screen. I drive the car 500 miles a week to work so its nice to be able to burn 1 dvd for music and listen to it for 6 months. The car has been really dependable except for the head gasket blowing . And it is better on gas than my 2002 dakota quad cab 4wheel drive. Whats funny is that I have more fun driving it than my motorcycle ,which I used to drive during the warmer months. I once did a 350 small block conversion in a short bed s-10 and I keep eyeing the merk thinking a 327 might fit :lol:
88 maroon xr4ti,
88 xr4ti now blue.
88 xr4ti black,
88 xr4ti red,
88 xr4ti white.
Can I stop now I'm broke.

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Post by Ray » Mon Jan 02, 2006 4:09 pm

you can get the boots at advance auto / autozone / etc for like $30 for the pair i think, or less.
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Post by Mike McCreight » Mon Jan 02, 2006 6:13 pm

[ I keep eyeing the merk thinking a 327 might fit :lol:[/quote]
Blasphemy!!!!!!!!!
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Post by Specktor » Mon Jan 02, 2006 8:32 pm

Found them at bat for 25.50
88 maroon xr4ti,
88 xr4ti now blue.
88 xr4ti black,
88 xr4ti red,
88 xr4ti white.
Can I stop now I'm broke.

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Post by turbofan » Mon Jan 02, 2006 9:38 pm

Mike McCreight wrote:[ I keep eyeing the merk thinking a 327 might fit :lol:
Blasphemy!!!!!!!!![/quote]

blasphemy my eye!!! everybody knows that the best way to improve your ford is to drop a chev motor in it!
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Post by jkxr4ti » Tue Jan 03, 2006 12:44 pm

Welcome spektor. I picked up the Rack boots at autozone for i think 10 a piece. They are motormite units. Heres a pic. Searching on their website for that number lists a cosmos UF2020 for 9.99 each.

Where in CT are you located? I grew up in Canterbury.

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Post by Specktor » Tue Jan 03, 2006 10:04 pm

Thanks for the info . I'll check and see if my local has them after I get my car back. town is New Milford. If you need some parts for that taurus let me know have one with a blown tranny headed to the bone yard in the spring. Was going to see if any of the parts are interchangeable with my xr4 besides the gas filter..
88 maroon xr4ti,
88 xr4ti now blue.
88 xr4ti black,
88 xr4ti red,
88 xr4ti white.
Can I stop now I'm broke.

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Post by jkxr4ti » Sat Jan 07, 2006 2:32 am

Specktor is yours an sho also? What year, Auto or manual?
Merkur....Its German for Mutt....Mustang, Saab, Volvo, Lincoln, Contour, Cummins... and the list goes on.

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1988 XR4Ti Chestnut Brown/Spice Leather
MC2 Coilovers and Bushings, Contour Rims and Rotors, Ported Motorsport Head, Cosworth 4x4 Intercooler, Holset HY35 Turbo, 80LB Injectors, Megasquirt2 EFI

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Post by Specktor » Sat Jan 07, 2006 12:30 pm

Nope its just the 3.0 auto. 1991 engine only has 70k but the trans went.
88 maroon xr4ti,
88 xr4ti now blue.
88 xr4ti black,
88 xr4ti red,
88 xr4ti white.
Can I stop now I'm broke.

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Post by Shigma » Wed Jan 18, 2006 8:38 pm

Haha more ct people, awesome, and interesting color
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