Some References for the Merkur World

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Air Conditioning hoses (compressor suction and discharge) hoses for the XR
Here are a couple of vendors that supply mail order rebuilds on the a/c hoses and offers a longer rerouted hose that goes nearer the battery, avoiding the heat of the turbo area.  Also helpful when installing the TC intercooler.

3" downpipe   Thanks to Edward Key for this tip
available from Sacramento Mustang. (a Mustang SVO vendor).  I have also added comments sent to me by Paul Bruce, a Houston area Merkur owner who bought one.

Replacing the turbo discharge to throttle body hose with an off the shelf gates hose
Thanks to Jason Smith for this tip.

Good source for the Guibo (rubber donut in the driveshaft)
Thanks to Kif' Anglin for this tip.

Info for fitting the TC Intercooler to the Merkur Turbocharger

A good place to get a replacment radiator for the XR (Scorpio too)
I bought a BMW radiator from them.  Great prices and Quality

A suggestion for that broken Scorpio fan clutch.
Thanks to Dean Hedin for this tip.

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