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Re: RockAuto Closeout Items

Post by John Brennan » Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:19 am

merkurdriver wrote:
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IIRC it goes in the false bulkhead area behind the heater control valve. You have to be sure to drape some wiring and a vacuum hose across it in order for it to work properly. It may be useful to pack the area with expanding foam to keep it from rattling around.
Should I change the Carburetor Choke Pull at the same time?

https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/mer ... l+off,6000

They only show this for 1985 XR4Ti but mine is an 1986. It should fit right? They all used the same carburetor AFAIK.
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Re: RockAuto Closeout Items

Post by my8950 » Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:46 am

1985 was the last year for carb, 1986 was the first year for EFI, same as the Mustang...

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Re: RockAuto Closeout Items

Post by thesameguy » Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:39 am

I've not had much luck with Aftermarket Carburetor Choke Pull ... I would try and find a good used one. Have you tried Merkur Parts Midwest?

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Re: RockAuto Closeout Items

Post by merkurdriver » Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:58 am

my8950 wrote:
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1985 was the last year for carb, 1986 was the first year for EFI, same as the Mustang...
My neighbor told me he thinks someone probably swapped an 85 motor into this 86 because the 85s had hotter cams.

You guys are right I should probably try to find an original Motorcraft choke pull for it. That aftermarket one doesn't even look like it would fit.

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Re: RockAuto Closeout Items

Post by Ed Lijewski » Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:36 am

True story. Years and years ago I packed family into my 1966 Rambler Cross-Country 6 cylinder carbureted automatic and headed up into Pennsylvania westward on the turnpike towards Minnesota for Christmas. Weather was just mild wintry initially but somewhere in the western PA mountains towards Ohio it turned ferocious with very strong north winds and heavy snow. A real Alcan highway winter blizzard. About an hour heading into that blast the engine began to act strange, then losing power, and eventually stopped. I had no idea what was going on, but after a visual check of the engine my first instinct was to remove the air cleaner (easy one nut pull) and check the linkage and butterfly. Voila. The bi-metal cold weather choke was completely closed. I inserted a screw driver into the carburetor to hold open the choke butterfly and with fingers crossed tried starting the engine and it did start. I let it idle for a while until the temperature gauge moved off the cold peg then continued on successfully, but slower than before to hopefully minimize the effect of the sharply cold headwind blasts combined with my 65/70 mph velocity on that automatic choke (which I had loosened up a few degrees of turn on the PA roadside).

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Re: RockAuto Closeout Items

Post by john keefe » Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:09 pm

Seriously, there were carburetor chokes on XR's? I don't recall ever seeing that on any of the XR's I've had. Then again, they were all CA cars.

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Re: RockAuto Closeout Items

Post by andyofcolumbusmerkur » Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:47 pm

I think too many people on this forum use drugs.
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Re: RockAuto Closeout Items

Post by john keefe » Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:31 pm

andyofcolumbusmerkur wrote:
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I think too many people on this forum use drugs.
Well, not any more, and I'm not having any bad-trip flashbacks. :D But, I was thinking along the lines of the 5.0L Mustangs, which were Mass Air in CA, but still carbureted in 49 states for one or two more years ('84-'85?) before mass air for 50 states.

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Re: RockAuto Closeout Items

Post by merkurdriver » Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:00 am

john keefe wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:09 pm
Seriously, there were carburetor chokes on XR's? I don't recall ever seeing that on any of the XR's I've had. Then again, they were all CA cars.
No carb chokes on XR4Ti, just a massive amount of sarcasm on this thread.
(And questioning anyone's catalog accuracy thats lists a carb choke for XR4Ti)

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Re: RockAuto Closeout Items

Post by Ed Lijewski » Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:46 am

merkurdriver wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:00 am
john keefe wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:09 pm
Seriously, there were carburetor chokes on XR's? I don't recall ever seeing that on any of the XR's I've had. Then again, they were all CA cars.
No carb chokes on XR4Ti, just a massive amount of sarcasm on this thread.
(And questioning anyone's catalog accuracy thats lists a carb choke for XR4Ti)
Well, Rock Auto is our Dollar Store equivalent.

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Re: RockAuto Closeout Items

Post by R Code » Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:49 pm

If you buy anything from CrockAuto, SAVE THE BOX. Any returns must be in the original packaging. I just sent back a Y pipe/catalytic converters for my son's Yukon, since they were made w/a flat flange whee it hooks to the intermediate pipe vs. a ball & socket design like the factory (& every replacement system out there). Too bad I installed them before I realized this. So I uninstalled them, taped the box back together (I had cut it up for a redneck creeper) & sent 'em back.. LOL it was more tape than box, but I got my credit. What a PITA.
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Re: RockAuto Closeout Items

Post by ekkdup273 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:21 pm

Good to know thanks!

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Re: RockAuto Closeout Items

Post by R Code » Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:13 am

Also, there is a pretty short window for returns, so inspect your goods right away & process any returns promptly.
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Re: RockAuto Closeout Items

Post by andyofcolumbusmerkur » Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:38 pm

You sold your 89 5spd why? I don't plan on selling mine so don't even ask.
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Re: RockAuto Closeout Items

Post by R Code » Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:57 am

andyofcolumbusmerkur wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:38 pm
You sold your 89 5spd why? I don't plan on selling mine so don't even ask.
LOL. The short story is, too many cars, too little time/funds/space to get them where I want them.

The '89 was so nice, and with 37K on it, such a time capsule that I hardly drove it since I bought it in 9/18. I collected Motorcraft tune up parts, and a few other things to get it up to snuff, planned to do struts/shocks/tires, etc. I never had the time to do much of anything with it. Plus, my 2 sons (20 & 18) are into dirt bikes, so now we have room to indulge that hobby, and I have room/funds to get my '67 Cougar back on the road. With all that, and our aging fleet of daily drivers, there can be major surgery going on @ my house at anytime.

I miss the car, but it's in GREAT hands w/Richard & I definitely don't miss tip-toeing around it in the garage, or teenagers parking dirtbikes behind it, etc.
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