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Its about time that I do an update to this website. My focus has changed to finally getting the ground up restoration of the projectmobile up and running. I have been working on the car more lately and therefore have not been devoting as much time to producing air water intercoolers or the Big Vam Mounts. The car that I am building is what I am calling a 2000 XR4Ti. It should have styling updates as well as mechanical enhancements that bring it up out of the '80s. I have put together some information sheets covering some of the different mods/updates that I have done.
The original gray cloth seats were jettisoned in favor of some nearly new grey Seats from a 2001 BMW 325. These were picked up on eBay and were NOT easy to install. Definately changes the feel of the car's interior. I replaced the headliner material and steam cleaned the carpets.
The original backglass antenna was disconnected and a Fuba style mast antenna installed just in front of the hatch. The original bi-wing spoiler was replaced with a replica Cosworth spoiler. A LED type third brake light from a VW passat was added to the rear hatch glass. This gives the rear end a more modern look. I had 1992 Pontiac Gran Prix Turbo hood louvers incroporated into my hood.
Replica Cosworth fender flares were bonded to the fenders. 16"x7" 6-spoke aluminum wheels were added along with new rubber. I am using a grille that I brought back from South America that matches the Cosworth exactly. I am using one of my MerkurXR4Ti.com front grille inserts. New Chrome bumper inserts replace the maroon bumper inserts.
The freshly rebuilt engine sports new .010" over pistons on a balanced crank. I am re-using the A237 roller cam with new hydraulic lifters and springs. The dual plug head has bigger valves installed and has ceramic heat barrier coatings thoughout. The piston crowns have the thermal barrier coating as well. The exhaust manifold has been extensively ported inside and sanded on the outside. The exhaust gas will spin a freshly rebuilt stock turbo.
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