NEW NST R&D: Ford Merkur XR4Ti 2.3 Turbo Pulley Kit
Merkur, German for mercury, was an automobile brand which was briefly marketed by Ford Motor Company in the United States and Canada from 1985 to 1989. The brand offered two European inspired cars, with the Merkur XR4Ti powered by a 2.3 turbo powerplant.
An avid racer from CARTCT and a member of The Merkur Club of America, Ray (demonfire), contacted us and asked for some help with his pulley setup. Ray was unhappy with his V-Belt pulley setup and mentioned that he and some of his fellow board members on The Merkur Club were interested in a serpentine pulley setup. We got to work, and have a prototype kit ready for testing. As upposed to the heavy OEM steel pulleys, the NST pulleys are CNC machined using lightweight aluminum which is then hard anodized for extra durability. The NST kit will underdrive the accessories by about 20%, while shaving 70% weight from the rotating assembly. The end result is better HP and TQ delivery, better throttle response, and better fuel economy.
Ray plans to run and test the NST kit on his 85 XR4Ti during the 2010 season…
No modifications required, complete bolt-on kit. Those of you who may be interested are encouraged to contact us through our website or by phone. Anyone needing a custom set of pulleys for a special project is also welcome to contact us, as we have the ability and expertise to offer custom pulleys for all applications.
Available by special order. $499.00 a set.
Monday through Friday … 281-917-0221.
Good luck and have fun with all your projects!
NST – NonStopTuning
Posted on March 27, 2010, in NonStopTuning, NonStopTuning Products and tagged Ford Merkur 2.3t, merkur 2.3t pulley, Merkur crank pulley, Merkur pulleys, Merkur XR4Ti pulleys, Merkur XR4Ti Racing, NST merkur pulley, NST XR4Ti Pulley, XR4Ti Crank Pulley. Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.