New Shorty Aluminum XR Radiators in Stock!

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Esteban wrote:Are you gonna put in a M22 bung at the bottom like the XSpower stuff or something different?
Nope. That M22 bung is pretty useless in an XR / 2.3T application. This will be a 100% new design, 1989 XR4Ti specific radiator.
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They arrive yet?
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Esteban wrote: Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:18 am They arrive yet?
Not yet. I try to keep the site updated with ETA's on parts in production: http://merkur.50megs.com/photo2_2.html
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1989 XR shorty raditors are now in stock! A very limited amount of these 89 specific are available...
http://merkur.50megs.com/photo2_2.html

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Well... those didn't last long. 89 shorty rads now sold out.
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Sounds like there's a demand. How many did you have made?
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John Brennan wrote: Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:19 pm Sounds like there's a demand. How many did you have made?
5
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2 already sold. -=o)
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If I didn't already have that custom, one-off special you made for me (thank you :notworthy ), I probably would have been the third.
Seriously, though, I'm sure you could probably sell more.
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Split a run of 10 between 89 XR and Scorpio. 5 89 XR gone in 2 days, Scorpio ones will probably last 5 years :)
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Make 5 more
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Esteban wrote: Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:10 pmMake 5 more
I might split another run and do half 89 rads and half 85-88 rads.
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FYI 1985-1988 style shorty rads back in stock at www.merkurdepot.com
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Another limited run of 1989 shorty radiators are in stock again as well at http://merkur.50megs.com/photo2_2.html

89 radiators have been further refined; the coolant fill port changed to a 17mm bead rolled tube for a more snug fit for the hose and upper tabs have been added to support Sierra Cosworth or aftermarket fan installations. (The factory dual Sierra Cosworth fans are a bolt on affair with these tabs and mounting locations )

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Looks nice, and at a fair price. Am I mistaken for thinking that this looks like an intercooler core?
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