20+years later..Keeps going&going&going..get the picture

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Re: 20+years later..Keeps going&going&going..get the picture

Post by dunhamr1 » Tue Mar 01, 2016 3:36 pm

Glad you were able to get out and see what he had!
nzwinrz wrote:I did, but while looking through his photos I didn't come across this car. Is there another way to reach him.

I drove down to Hubbard, Tx Sat to check one out, looks promising but before I pull the trigger would like to see if Bart still has that one available.

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Post by nzwinrz » Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:29 am

THINGS ARE COMING TOGETHER....more info soon
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Post by In XS 7 » Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:35 pm

:thumb Nice, it is always great when things coming together, this will be a very nice build like you always do. :popcorn
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Post by nzwinrz » Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:01 pm

Thanks for the support, I wasn't ready to give up on having the best power/handling/looking XR4Ti I could build. So couple wk-ends back I removed door, cut it open and savaged all the internals, removed the pass Recaro, inspected for damage, just the sliders mounts bent. Cut the door sill to relieve the pressure the A pillar was applying on the dash, minor cracks on the lower plastic portion around glove box. Pushed the sill down enough to remove the battery cables that run down under the kick plate. Went ahead and removed the VIN in case I chose to adopt a not titled car.

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Post by nzwinrz » Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:11 pm

Chose to try and remove the arches, the RR was already loose due to impact. Took a plumbers knive to the top edge and hammered away. Like getting a very large emblem off, took some time but got all off intact.

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Post by nzwinrz » Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:40 pm

Asked my friend with body shop if my front bumper could be repaired, said if I have all the pieces. Most are there, couldn't account for a quarter size piece above the right fog, but in area that's hard to see. I removed the metal back bone to relieve the bent form, allowing the bumper to be relaxed. Then put some aluminum straps to hold it all in place till I repair it.

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Cosworth Von Frankenstein...

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Here is the after math behind the front bumper... hard to see but pass side hood/fender is 3/4inch lower
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Post by MercMike » Sun Mar 27, 2016 6:56 pm

Some how Red looks pretty good right now. sorry old white backed into the ......
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Post by nzwinrz » Sun Mar 27, 2016 11:07 pm

Is Spring here....
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Post by nathankershaw » Fri Apr 08, 2016 12:26 pm

nzwinrz wrote:Is Spring here....
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Love this little car.

A V8 with something as big as a cigarette packet wrapped around it! lol.

Awesome!
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Post by Turbo » Fri Apr 08, 2016 6:03 pm

nzwinrz wrote:Is Spring here....
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I don't know that car is? Maybe more pics would help :)
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Post by nzwinrz » Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:23 pm

You can read more about it by starting at the top of thread...but here's a shot in 1985 when I had gotten the chassis rolling but have yet to install the engine. The Merk you see is a 85' I had just bought new..$16k edited wasn't 22k that was the '89 Saleen
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1972 Triumph Spitfire.....stock
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after I got done with it....
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Post by nzwinrz » Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:42 pm

Here are some random pics from the past 30years...
Fabrication of the headers going through the interior and closing in the door sills for inboard side pipes
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Early Hilborn Fuel Injection....boy was it fun
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First roll bar and seats from ??? forgot...anyone recognize them?
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Dash I made from Mahogany
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Back before paint I would SCCA Solo the car
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Post by Turbo » Sat Apr 09, 2016 8:41 pm

Very nice to everything!!! :notworthy I salute you sir!
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Post by John Brennan » Sat Apr 09, 2016 11:28 pm

Fantastic, thanks for sharing! :cheers :headbang :notworthy
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Post by nzwinrz » Sun Apr 10, 2016 12:42 am

Thanks for the admiration...now updates on the Merk hunt...first the cheap stuff. Picked up this '85 from Don Battle in Hubbard Tx. For $100, worth its weight in parts, but was a candidate for the transplant. Will have enough left over parts from the other car(RED '87 in Pa) to get this one back on the road, undecided as when that will happen. Car hasn't been registered since '96, front turn signal had a family nest of 30-40 wasps. Trashed but body straight, Don robbed the engine and trans, no loss there.

Cut core support to easily rob engine, he didn't plan on filing for lost title, has some regrets!
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Loaded up for 1.5hrs trip home last wk end.
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