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  need help gluing 87-88 taillight
Posted by: 88Slowbird - 6 hours ago - Replies (2)

the taillights on my 88 Bird are starting to separate and leaves and dirt are starting to get inside

anyone have a guide or know the best glue to use to put them back together?

thanks!

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  Who's going this year?
Posted by: 50RACER - Yesterday, 02:41 AM - Replies (2)

How many from this group are headed to Carlisle this year? I've not been before but I am likely going to come up for just the day on Saturday. What is the drill? How do I find the Tbird group? Are there assigned parking spaces or just a general ticket to get on the grounds? Any other info would be helpful.
Thanks!

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  New Owner from Minnesota
Posted by: DCross - 05-22-2019, 01:12 AM - Replies (5)

Hi Everyone!

I recently found this group, it was suggested to me by someone on Reddit.

I am the owner of a '87 Turbo Coupe (2.3L). Pictures can be found here. When I was little, my grandpa had a Thunderbird that I thought was the coolest car ever. He passed away in 2003 (at the age of 55) and his car was sold, and no one in my family has any pictures or information on the car. Ever since back then the T-Bird has been the epitome of an awesome car to me. I've never been much of a "car guy", but I love working with my hands and learning new things, so when my sister got engaged to a mechanic two years ago I started to develop more of an interest in working on cars.

More about the car: I brought it home in September 2018, and have been crazy busy with getting married and a new house so I'm just now getting around to working on it. I saw the ad on Craigslist originally priced at $2300 and thought it was a neat car, but was just a bit too much for me. Two weeks later the ad was relisted for $1500, so I met the seller in person and walked away with the T-Bird for $1000! It has 125k miles on it and has been sitting outside for the past 4-5 years (on pavement, I believe). It currently does not start, but I hope to have it on the road this summer.

Just submitted my first parts order for the car, I have a new fuel pump assembly, distributor assembly, and other assorted parts on the way so hopefully I can get it up and running soon. My goal is to take it to MN Cars & Coffee before the end of the event this year.

Again, I'm new to the T-Bird and new to working on cars in general so I'm sure you will all see a lot of me around the forums. Can't wait to get started on the T-Bird!

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  New from Oregon
Posted by: Svosaver - 05-21-2019, 11:38 PM - No Replies

I saved a 85 TC Sport from the wrecking Yard. It was in a garage for 20 years, has 54k and is now up and running. It's a time capsule super clean, looking to rehome it. Is there any interest? Let me know.

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  CEL and intermittent lean....SOLVED....
Posted by: Kuch - 05-20-2019, 01:56 PM - No Replies

So my 88 TC has this strange intermittent lean condition when driving. I can feel it when it happens, engine will have little power and the wideband pegs at 18, it stays like this for random amounts of time, will clear up and go back to normal, then randomly go lean again. This morning I drove to work with zero issues all the way on my 25 minute drive, but yesterday coming home, it was random all the way home. I drive it super lightly when it happens. I have a CEL so went to pull the codes yesterday afternoon with a scanner I have, what a pain the old OBD's are! The KOEO gave me a code of 11, so that's good, went to do the KOER, revved up, then down, scanner beeped, so I tapped the brake pedal to start that part and man, scanner started beeping. I tried to write down what the scanner was beeping, but it didn't seem to repeat itself, so now I just have a bunch of numbers written on my paper. Will try again this weekend, but anyone have ideas as to what the random lean issue could be? Thanks

UPDATE,
I looked at all of my numbers that I wrote down from my scanner, since I wasn't sure where it started at, I went from the last and organized them backwards. Got a 34, 22, 21, and a 77. I went with the 22 as maybe the car wasn't warmed up enough to work the ECT, as code 22 is for a BAP input, I went to the junkyard to get some out of late 90's Ford's. Ended up with 3, Perfect timing as when I went to leave, the car went right into a lean idle just like before. I've been driving for two days with no issues too. Popped the hood, swapped the BAP with one of the ones just pulled from the yard and BINGO. Perfect idle and my CEL went out as well. Problem solved. Thought I would pass along the fix.

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  Looking for Kevin Campbell
Posted by: Dan S - 05-20-2019, 12:17 AM - No Replies

Anyone on the board have an address or phone number for Kevin Campbell in Sierra Vista, AZ.

Thanks in advance,

Dan S

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  Bent seat bolster
Posted by: JohnOsborn - 05-17-2019, 03:35 PM - Replies (3)

So I'm looking at an 87 TC with a red interior and the left bolster on the driver's seat is bent down, towards flat, as if a large driver tended to sit on it rather than next to it. How would somebody go about fixing this? Can the bolster be bent back, or replacement seat frame parts sourced? Any chance of finding an unbent replacement seat?

Thanks!
John

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  Any one looking to buy 88 tbird
Posted by: 88turbobird5 - 05-16-2019, 07:31 PM - Replies (3)

Any one in the california area looking to buy an 88 turbo coupe

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  Window moulding wanted
Posted by: Dan S - 05-16-2019, 05:32 PM - No Replies

Looking for NOS or new rubber rear window moulding for my '88 Turbo Coupe.

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  SDS stand alone issues
Posted by: Daniel Macko - 05-16-2019, 05:22 PM - No Replies

Have a 84 TC with SDS stand alone having idle issues could a bad narrow band or o2 sensor

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