[Cortina-list] Oh well...

Mister Lou enfohead at yahoo.com
Mon Sep 3 22:49:58 UTC 2012


Do the merkur suspension and brakes xfer to Cortina?

lou weinert 
415.601.6744
www.misterlou.com

On Sep 3, 2012, at 2:57 PM, John Miller <jem at milleredp.com> wrote:

> It was somehow pointed out to me that this was one of the annual half-price weekends at the Pick-n-pull chain, and until today I had neither particular interest nor uncommitted time to go walk the place.
> 
> The spouse and daughter went off to a movie late this AM, and a check of the Newark inventory turned up a Mk2 Capri - an extra set of struts and hubs at the right price would be worth having for my experiments, so I rather lost interest in cleaning up the office and threw the tools in the Suburban.
> 
> Indeed there was a '75 Capri, a V6 stick, fairly intact except for the interior, and in 45 min or so I had the struts out.
> 
> Walking back toward the front I spotted a rounded gray shape and detoured over there.  A Merkur Scorpio.  Quite complete.  Type 9 manual transmission still there.  Suspension and brakes intact.
> 
> Alas, I had neither the tools nor the time to spend rooting around under the car to drop the gearbox.  It'd have been $75 today, tomorrow it's back to $150.
> 
> John.
> 
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