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by Bob Weir
Wed Nov 17, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Need More Light on da road
Replies: 22
Views: 817

Re: Need More Light on da road

To introduce another element into the discussion ... Lens ... Plastic vs Glass For a short time, I had a Scorpio with Euro [glass] lights. What an improvement over the OEM plastic lens. An expensive upgrade, but well worth the investment! Obviously, there's a lot of old cars out there with plastic l...
by Bob Weir
Wed Nov 17, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Need More Light on da road
Replies: 22
Views: 817

Re: Need More Light on da road

thesameguy Thanks for the link. I like the relay for each headlight. Because I'm almost anal about wire awg, I'm going to ask them where the 16 & 14 awg wire is used. At 74 my eyes aren't as good as they once were, and I question the light output of newer vehicles, especially trucks. My understa...
by Bob Weir
Sat Nov 13, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: New people trying to register
Replies: 5
Views: 66

Re: New people trying to register

Another possibility: On this website, people use the membership page that takes them to PayPal. They pay either $20 or $35 and provide a USPS address. In the 2 months prior to Carlisle, I check PayPal almost daily. Other months, I check it weekly. Within days of a payment, I email the person a WELCO...
by Bob Weir
Sat Nov 06, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Need More Light on da road
Replies: 22
Views: 817

Re: Need More Light on da road

I'm confused; AutoZone & SMP indicates F90006 will fit my Sable. However Advance Auto & NAPA say no, but maybe because F90006 is not OEM spec. I'm concerned with only replacing the pig tail with 14 awg to the car's 20 awg. How would the rest of the harness at 20 awg handle the 100 watt load?...
by Bob Weir
Thu Nov 04, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Need More Light on da road
Replies: 22
Views: 817

Re: Need More Light on da road

Thanks for the additional info, especially "I added an after market jumper lead with heat tolerant upgraded socket". Unfortunately, Per the Elec Manual, my 2000 Sable has 18 awg fuse <-> headlight and 20 awg headlight <-> switches. As much as I would appreciate the 100 watt bulb output thi...
by Bob Weir
Thu Nov 04, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: Regional - Southwest
Topic: SEMA & Carlisle Events
Replies: 0
Views: 79

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by Bob Weir
Sun Oct 24, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Need More Light on da road
Replies: 22
Views: 817

Re: Need More Light on da road

zxr250cc Thanks for the reply, I participate in the TaurusClub.com forums. The general consensus is the harness would need to be upgraded with heavier wire and relays to use a higher wattage bulb. The Taurus/Sable has a long run from the headlight switch using only 20 awg wiring. I've done another c...
by Bob Weir
Sun Oct 17, 2021 11:35 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Turn signal lamp replacement
Replies: 1
Views: 232

Re: Turn signal lamp replacement

Hi Peter For parts and info your best resources are Russ @ Rapido, Jeff @ Merkur Midwest, Mike @ Merkur Depot, a WTB in the Scorpio Classified forum. and our members. You wrote "While abroad, I wasn't able to load the Scorpio Forum page. Every time I tried, I got a connection error message!?. S...
by Bob Weir
Sun Oct 17, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Reintroductions
Replies: 3
Views: 401

Re: Reintroductions

Welcome to the forums. Congrats on your completed repairs / improvements. Hope everything goes as planned for your XR's restoration and enjoyment. Bob PS One of the biggest benefits of the forums is the existing knowledge base and the ability to search the results of a search. So much better than Fa...
by Bob Weir
Tue Oct 05, 2021 12:33 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Need More Light on da road
Replies: 22
Views: 817

Re: Need More Light on da road

I bet your looks better than mine. My frame & Margaritaville plate look like I've pushed too many things with my front bumper.
by Bob Weir
Mon Oct 04, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Need More Light on da road
Replies: 22
Views: 817

Need More Light on da road

I was discussing the need for Merkurs to put more light on the road. When you're my age driving an older car, nighttime driving can be an adventure. I always wanted to add auxiliary light to my Merkurs, but never did. My 2000 "Merkur" Sable Wagon suffers same condition as XR & Scorpio ...
by Bob Weir
Sat Sep 25, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Car Show Season
Replies: 177
Views: 37024

Re: Car Show Season

Flag pole test - passed with flying colors. Congrats
by Bob Weir
Sun Sep 05, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Scorpio Change Delineation Thread
Replies: 97
Views: 117325

Re: Scorpio Change Delineation Thread

Brad
See my post "FI / Sensors Harness vs Sensors"
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=27563&p=318632&hil ... ss#p318632

and for Coolant hoses, the old BAT catalog has illustrations
by Bob Weir
Fri Sep 03, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: New Member
Replies: 20
Views: 895

Re: New Member

Chezboat24 Welcome to the group. Although use of this website is free, a paid membership enables many more features of the website as well as MCA benefits. Fortunately, you can get a FREE 1 year membership, a $20.oo value. After you complete the application, I'll email you a "Welcome to the MCA...
by Bob Weir
Fri Aug 20, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Replacement for factory Mini-spare tire (AKA Donut)
Replies: 19
Views: 1289

Re: Replacement for factory Mini-spare tire (AKA Donut)

I often thought about cutting out the "brace" at top rear of wheel well. If needed for structural rigidity, plates at each end with nuts & bolts to reattach it. The well is deep & wide enough for most standard tires