1987.5 Merkur XR4Ti, modified, clean

1987 Mercury XR4Ti

Condition: Used
Make: Mercury
Model: XR4Ti
Year: 1987
Mileage: 150000
VIN: WF1BT80W4HM685068
Color: White
Engine: 2.3 Turbo
Cylinders: 4
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Gray/Black/Blue
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Rothschild, Wisconsin, United States
CD Player, Sunroof

Description for Mercury XR4Ti 1987

1987.5 Merkur XR4tiVolvo White~150,000 miGood condition, runs smooth
Purchased in 1992 with 48,539 mi. By 1998 it had a little over 100,000 mi and had some rust starting over the wheel wells so I had it refinished. The current speedo was installed in 1999 and now has 47,000 miles on it. All of the major maintenance and modifications have been done since then and the car has been kept in a heated garage since refinishing. The front rotors are close to as old as the paint and have no rust on them. The car has extensive modifications and maintenance. I have most of the original receipts and tons of in progress photos of the work that was done. Everything is in good repair, the engine block was rebuilt by a local shop with new bearings and rings within the same time frame. The wheel bearings have all been replaced, fuel tank, filter, brake shoes, drum kit, and brake pistons, rebuilt T5 transmission, and new suspension in 2005. I have put, maybe 10,000 mi on the car since 2010. The car has a brand new 3G 130a alternator and idler/tensioner (not shown in photos).
In 2002 I was invited to AMS to install their camshaft at their shop and then dyno the car before and after. We had some issues with a power fluctuation. In the end we made 236 hp and 243 tq at the wheels on a stock turbo. Later on I discovered that the VAM had some problems. I have since ditched the VAM for a MAF but I have not had the car redyno'd as there isn't much more power to be had on this turbo and stock injectors.
Last I weighed the car it came in around 2750lb. It has no spare and no sound matting in the floor, no AC, no bulkhead, no idiot lights, no cruise.
Following is a list of details. I'm sure there is something missing, it's been a tough list to create.
The Bad:• Could use a good air/oil separator.• The window switches need cleaning or replacement. I may even have a set on hand.• On first cold start the car sometimes dies immediately, it always starts and stays running on the subsequent start. This is often due to a vacuum leak, I haven't been able to find one. It may also be due to the MAF tune.• Steering wheel has a slight shimmy on the way up to highway speed on curved onramps.• On hot days the speedo needle bounces at low speeds. I haven't spent much time trying to sort this out.• The clear coat on the wheels is changing lifting/fading.• On initial use the windshield wipers will stop mid windshield when you turn them off.List of modifications:Cosworth GrilleCosworth HeadlightsCosworth Hood VentsFord Focus AntennaeRapido Fender Liners
15" x 7" Wolf Race WheelsBF Goodrich ----- 215/50-15 TiresAVO Front Coilovers / SpringsKoni Rear Shocks & Spax/Boge Springs
Godfrey Brake AdaptorsT-Bird SC / Contour SVO Calipers and RotorsStainless Braided Brake LinesPowerflex BushingsCosworth Sway BarsDeBaker Shock Tower Brace
Saab 900 Radiator w/Twin Spal FansGodfrey Coolant TankCustom ED's Tubes Coolant TubesFull AN Coolant Hoses (short radiator hoses)External Oil Cooler
K&N Cone Filter w/custom in-fender mountFord Lincoln Mark VII MAF Conversion3" intake to turbo plumbingIsuzu NPR Intercooler w/2.5" plumbingTial BOVFord 5.0 Mustang Throttle Body w/ Godfrey Adaptor PlatesPort matched upper and lower intakePorted Head w/big valvesFord Motorsport SVO Valve SpringsAMS CamPorted Exhaust ManifoldPorted T3 wastegate openingDual port Wastegate actuator3" exhaust, no cats, dual mufflers (one chamber, one turbo)
Ford Motorsport SVO HD ClutchMustang 5.0 World Class T5 with custom 5th gear ratioB&M Ripper ShifterCustom 2-piece DriveshaftSierra Cosworth 7" LSD
Godfrey Clutch AdjusterAutometer Phantom Gauges - Speedo, RPM, Volts, Oil Pressure, Oil Temp, Coolant Temp, EGT, Air/Fuel, Boost, Fuel PressureMomo Front SeatsGrant Steering WheelCustom Ultra Suede Door Panel InsertsPolk SpeakersClarion Stereo Head UnitBlaupunkt 200w Surround AmpWeatherTech Floor Mats Front & Rear
Innovate LC-1 Wideband O2 SensorCustom tuneable J3 Port ChipWalbro 255 Fuel PumpTrunk Mounted Battery
I will include an older laptop that I used for tuning, the software, and chip adapter for programming.
I also have many spare parts that I might be able to be talked into sending with it.