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Argo



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 1:10 pm    Post subject: Where are the nine now? Reply with quote

If I could figure out how to get the PDF on here I would post it for all to see.
So I will transcribe part of it.

Original email from Sandy
Sent April 12, 2002

BINGO ! YOU DO !
Ian,of the 245 made for 1986(YES, yours is a 1986, the final year for the Mercury Capri version) a mere 9 (NINE) were factory equipped with a3.8Litre V-6 engine!! YOU HAVE ONE! (and) it's FACTORY ORIGINAL!!
Your car was #14,186 1986 Mercury Capri built and the 185th to be customised by ASC into what you have. It's a very rare car!
I have located just 2 others, both in the USA, for a total of 3 of the 9. Yours is the only 3.8Litre V-6 outside the usa.
ASC introduced the asc/McLaren 3.8 SC 2-Seat Roadster. This is what you have.

SANDY
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KHummel66



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian,

I'm guessing here, so correct me if I guessed wrong -

Are you looking at the last line of 4-barrel Mike's post containing pics of your car, where it says "1985 5.0 SC, white/blue, modded by POs (more mods coming)"? If so, that is his signature line describing his car, not something he wrote as a description of your car. You both happen to have white/blue cars; his an '85 V8 and your's an '86 V6.

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Argo



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:45 pm    Post subject: Where are the nine now? Reply with quote

Hi, yes, I didn't realize that at the time, I got it when I looked at his replys to other posts, ;o). It wasn't obvious at first. Thanks. Ian.
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4-barrel Mike



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh! Bang Head THAT's what you were asking about!

Sorry, Ian, I'm an idiot. Very Happy

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Argo



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 9:04 am    Post subject: Where are the nine now? Reply with quote

Hi Mike, not a problem, it was great to see the pics there, Ihad tried to do it myself earlier with no luck so posted them in album, Good job ,Thanks. Regards Ian.
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Argo



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 11:59 pm    Post subject: Where are the nine now? Reply with quote

Is it possible to get a list of the nine serial numbers? (where they built one after the other or randomly in 1986). How many are actually left?
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Argo



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:25 pm    Post subject: Where are the nine now? Reply with quote

Hi. Can anyone tell me the part number of the heater matrix as I need to replace mine.
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svo413



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:56 am    Post subject: Re: Where are the nine now? Reply with quote

Argo wrote:
Hi. Can anyone tell me the part number of the heater matrix as I need to replace mine.


Please explain your request so the silly Americans here can understand it and get you a proper reply.

Heater core
Heater hose
Heater control panel

And of course we would need to know if the car has factory AC.
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Argo



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 1:48 am    Post subject: Where are the nine now? Reply with quote

Hi. I need a heater matrix for my 1986 3.8 V6 McLaren and all places I have tried want part numbers. I have received a link from 4-barrel Mike for this part and many others. It's like being in a sweet shop. Thanks Mike😊.
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svo413



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 1:53 am    Post subject: Parts Reply with quote

I still don't understand which part you are talking about when using the word "matrix". I listed the common heater replacement parts in the previous post.
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Argo



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:05 am    Post subject: Where are the nine now? Reply with quote

Hi. Yes it is the heater core .we know it as heater matrix. Like hood and bonnet. trunk and boot and fender and wing etc.😊. Ian.
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svo413



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:39 am    Post subject: Part Reply with quote

Ah, that makes sense now. I tried a translation but that did not work.

AC cars use a different one than non-AC cars. The heater core is a tough 6-8 hour job on an AC car. You want to use the best part available so you don't have to do it again. The Motorcraft (Ford) copper/brass heater core was the best part, Motorcraft HC5 Heater Core. Unfortunately, they no longer make them. The current Motorcraft heater cores are aluminum. There is no verdict on these new ones yet. I do see they advertise a 10 year warranty now.

Ford parts also sold a replacement heater core E9LY18476A and is obsolete I believe.

The old Motorcraft parts which lasted a long time had a the angled tube soldered to the end plate. Take a look at the picture and you will see the angled tube.

For non-ac cars, replacing the heater core is a 15 minute job so any brand can be used.
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4-barrel Mike



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 3:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kevin, a question of ignorance: did they make any non-AC McLarens?

Mike
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

4-barrel Mike wrote:
Kevin, a question of ignorance: did they make any non-AC McLarens?

Mike


I don't think so.

-Mike
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svo413



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:11 pm    Post subject: ac Reply with quote

negusm wrote:
4-barrel Mike wrote:
Kevin, a question of ignorance: did they make any non-AC McLarens?

Mike


I don't think so.

-Mike


I would suspect the same. If any were without AC, I would speculate it was the budget 6 cylinder models. It does make a difference to get the right part.
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