Calling all Cars for Bldg G

* Merkur 25th Anniversary * Topics related to our annual gathering in Carlisle PA on June 4-6, 2010.

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Post by ztee24 » Tue Dec 22, 2009 12:09 pm

HAAHAA, girls gone Carlisle

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Post by xr4man » Wed Dec 23, 2009 9:49 am

dammit! i was getting all excited till i realized we were talking about ian's rally car.


too many damn ians around these parts.
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Post by xrian » Wed Dec 23, 2009 10:04 am

I'd be glad to sell it to you or rent it for a small fee :wink:
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Post by ztee24 » Wed Dec 23, 2009 2:58 pm

No Worries Ian, we will get you covered too.
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Post by CV12Steve » Wed Dec 23, 2009 9:29 pm

Dude!
You're gettin' muddy!
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Post by xrian » Wed Dec 23, 2009 10:34 pm

:withstupid :cheers
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Post by xr4man » Fri Dec 25, 2009 12:39 am

i had to go back through teh posts and figure out why people were talkin' 'bout getting my car dirty. then i realized they were talkin' 'bout teh rally car.
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Post by CV12Steve » Sat Dec 26, 2009 10:06 pm

Just keep chanting "Put'em on the glass . . . put'em on the glass . . ."


"Your muddy hands, that is."
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Post by KingpinCEO » Sun Dec 27, 2009 7:50 am

DPDISXR4Ti wrote:
xrian wrote:Damn!!! Now I have to wash the stupid thing :shock:
Actually Ian, I think your car would look better dirty - in "as used" condition. :twisted:
i agree too...

maybe just clean the whole car, except the dirt that splashes up on the doors, and rear bumper from tire splatter.

i think those dirt marks always look cool, and they give the car the illusion of moving... kinda like speedlines on a drawing.

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Bldg G cars

Post by EodGuy99 » Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:02 am

I'll offer my 86 for display, and if It's ready(working on it) my 89 Sapphire.

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Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Thu Dec 31, 2009 10:56 am

EodGuy99 wrote:...and if It's ready(working on it) my 89 Sapphire.
I don't think I knew about this Jeff. Is this the one Mike brought over?

Regardless, get crackin! It would be nice to have an example of what would have been the 3rd car in the Merkur line-up.
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Post by EodGuy99 » Thu Dec 31, 2009 2:49 pm

Yes it's the one Mike had, I am collecting up the rest of the parts now to complete the car, interior bits and such.
I already had a lot of the stuff it needed, that was a plus.
It will not have a Cossie engine by June though.
Most likely a Volvo head 2.3 or perhaps a 4.6 modular engine.
It's a clean slate right now, so I can go in different directions pretty easily.
I own the 2.3 and the 4.6, so those are least expensive options right now.
I should have it rolling with fresh paint and interion april, then have the engine and drivetrain done JUST in time, I hope.
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Post by hEaT » Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:13 pm

I can vouch for Jeff's 86. Absolutely MINT!

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Those are from 07 so I'm not sure what's changed on the car.
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Post by MerkurScorpio » Thu Dec 31, 2009 7:49 pm

EodGuy99 wrote:Yes it's the one Mike had, I am collecting up the rest of the parts now to complete the car, interior bits and such.
I already had a lot of the stuff it needed, that was a plus.
It will not have a Cossie engine by June though.
Most likely a Volvo head 2.3 or perhaps a 4.6 modular engine.
It's a clean slate right now, so I can go in different directions pretty easily.
I own the 2.3 and the 4.6, so those are least expensive options right now.
I should have it rolling with fresh paint and interion april, then have the engine and drivetrain done JUST in time, I hope.
Jeff
Just for fun, you should put Merkur badges on it in place of Ford badges just for Carlisle! I'm sure they would have kept the name Sapphire. As Brad said, you could really give everyone a peek not only at a great car most Americans have never seen in person, but what probably would have become the third Merkur model!

Either way, I can't wait to see it! Good luck!
-Paul-Michael Van Hook, Northeastern PA
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Post by CV12Steve » Fri Jan 01, 2010 8:12 pm

hEaT wrote:Image
Are those Escos wheels?
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