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bahamacharger

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« on: December 27, 2009, 15:14:04 PM »

Hello and welcome to The Merkur XR4ti it was 2.3 Turbo with no inter-cooler based on The Ford Sierra XR4i V6 mfi, but used a 2.3 pinto/lima unit. Built in Germany at the Karmann Factory for the North american market, but Ford USA didn't want a small European car to add to there line of cars and GM had used the name of SIERRA on a trim pack for one of there pick up's. The Merkur was sold under the Lincoln Mercury dealer name and sold as the European inport car.

HOW MANY ARE IN THE UK TODAY ?

It was also used in European touring car racing  1985 / 86 By Andy rouse, Eggenberger and more, before the Infarmous Sierra Cosworth came to be the new ruler of the roost in 1987 with it's all new twin-cam 16v head that was spoted sat in the Cosworth workshop as a project. who would of known hey.













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Super 12v

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« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2010, 14:32:46 PM »
Cool cars, have a huge cult following in north America. One thing I will add is it's a common misconception (including myself until corrected) that it's not a 2.3 pinto engine. It's known as the Lima, however they're very similar. Parts aren't interchangeable as the block is longer (front the back) compared to the pinto.

Rob

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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2010, 15:46:12 PM »
Fancy not knowing it's a Lima  ... I thought it was quite similar to the normal pintos though??

TT

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« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2010, 21:59:07 PM »
They are very similar - the 2.3 just looks like it's slightly scaled up so although the design is almost identical bits from one don't fit the other.

Iain

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« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2010, 18:07:17 PM »
 I have found some pic's From Back in the day 1985 /86 ETCC and BTCC with Andy rouse, Eggenberger, Wolfgang Boller and more. COOL CAR in the day  .

















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« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2010, 23:07:40 PM »
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