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by andyofcolumbusmerkur
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: A New Member
Replies: 25
Views: 317

Re: A New Member

Cool. With just 50k your turbo may have a lot of life left, check shaft play. I'd get it all functioning correct with new wastegate diaphragm, silicone hoses, and gills style boost controller like one from boostvalve dotcom. Maybe the clip came off and you had zero boost, or diaphragm was bad and yo...
by andyofcolumbusmerkur
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: NEW Merkur part of the week
Replies: 531
Views: 182015

Re: NEW Merkur part of the week

When Mike started this thread he said he had so many nos parts he could list something every week for a year.
by andyofcolumbusmerkur
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: NEW Merkur part of the week
Replies: 531
Views: 182015

Re: NEW Merkur part of the week

I thought this was only suppose to go on for like a year?
by andyofcolumbusmerkur
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Any one painted their wheels?
Replies: 2
Views: 192

Re: Any one painted their wheels?

I've used that dupli-color silver wheel paint lots of times. Usually just paining the center caps on various brands saab, toyota, mazda etc. It seems to match very close to the original finish. After a couple years you may have to do it again, it's not as good as having the wheels power coated or an...
by andyofcolumbusmerkur
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Manual trans into auto xr
Replies: 63
Views: 6692

Re: Manual trans into auto xr

Good advice. I'm glad I live in Ohio and don't have any current issues, though I do feel your pain when it comes to e-check. I never thought about contacting my own car insurance if someone hit me while I was on my bicycle, interesting. Though I don't imagine that ever happening since I don't like t...
by andyofcolumbusmerkur
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Manual trans into auto xr
Replies: 63
Views: 6692

Re: Manual trans into auto xr

I knew someone who thought they were covered, and paid their bill, but couldn't get the proof of insurance in the mail they needed to take with them for a court date. It was a more extreme circumstance since it was a problem with their drivers license not just a sticker, but I always remembered that...
by andyofcolumbusmerkur
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Manual trans into auto xr
Replies: 63
Views: 6692

Re: Manual trans into auto xr

Like those sites say, it won't normally effect the policy. Like if you forget to get the new sticker then get in a fender bender the next day. I feel most of the insurance companies out there are going to use any excuse they can to not pay out. But I see what you mean you are probably ok if registra...
by andyofcolumbusmerkur
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Manual trans into auto xr
Replies: 63
Views: 6692

Re: Manual trans into auto xr

The insurance company may not honor the policy you paid for, because the fine print will require you to be up to date as far as registration is concerned. If you do get pulled over just say something about getting meds for a elderly family member, then cough or sneeze a little, the police will tell ...
by andyofcolumbusmerkur
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Manual trans into auto xr
Replies: 63
Views: 6692

Re: Manual trans into auto xr

DMV is closed here also, and they said just drive around and don't worry about plates. I don't think cops are even going to pull you over.
by andyofcolumbusmerkur
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Sierra Video
Replies: 0
Views: 164

Sierra Video

At least we have youtube. I don't know how crazy I would go without endless videos to watch.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jN9Yin0CetY
by andyofcolumbusmerkur
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: SHO Engine Swap
Replies: 55
Views: 2792

Re: SHO Engine Swap

I'd imagine the non-sho specific stuff (regular taurus doors etc) wouldn't be worth anything. But the sho stuff could be. I wouldn't be very surprised if just the manual trans/clutch and brake pedals/ auto to 5 speed conversion items etc. would sell for what the owner is asking for the whole car. No...
by andyofcolumbusmerkur
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Merkur Saves the Day Again!
Replies: 6
Views: 880

Re: Merkur Saves the Day Again!

I risked it, and went to Walmart this week for a jug of syn 10-30 and FL1A filter. Put the cash into the self checkout machine, left the pennies in the tray, used some hand sanitizer after touching the screen, and left. Avoiding everyone as I zig-zagged in and out of the store.
by andyofcolumbusmerkur
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Awesome. A new noise!
Replies: 113
Views: 11260

Re: Awesome. A new noise!

I hope you are not jacking up the vehicle at the rear diff, since there's an aluminum rear diff mount installed. I was told never to do this.
by andyofcolumbusmerkur
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Working on my oldest car
Replies: 10
Views: 919

Re: Working on my oldest car

Took this XR out yesterday. All the rain washed away the evil road salt. We hardly even had a winter here in Ohio, global warming I guess. I keep thinking "I should sell this car since I don't really need it and the 89 will be finished eventually" but then I drive it some, do a few donuts down by th...