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  new member - '83 TC in AK
Posted by: archerw - Yesterday, 06:49 AM - No Replies

Been interested in TCs since I first learned of them while hooning my '86 2.3 Ranger 20 years ago.  FF to this summer when a guy is giving away a 5-spd needing work.

New battery, check the fluids, add some gas fresher than 7 years old.... she fires right up!  No knock, no smoke (light or dark) up to 4k, no leaks.  Alas, no idle.

Super smooth all through the Rs, down to 600-700 with no hiccups.  Only it needs a tad of pedal.  If I come completely off, it dies.

In chasing down the idle, I've come up with a more fundamental question that should be easier to answer.  Where the heck is the EEC-IV port on the '83?  I see they're a bit unique:


EEC-IV first appeared on the 1983 1.6L EFI, 2.3L High Swirl Combustion (HSC), 2.3L EFI Turbo and 2.8L truck engines. With the Escort, the base engine was the same as all US Escorts, the 1.6L CVH, but featured unique intake and exhaust manifolds in addition to EFI. This was non-sequential EFI, meaning 1/4 of the required fuel for each cylinder was injected into the intake manifold, near the intake valve for each cylinder firing.
The first EEC-IV module was unique from future modules in many ways. It had a unique "edge card" connector. This was a "cost savings" over the EEC I/II/II "pin and socket" connectors but was quickly abandoned due to reliability concerns. It utilized a 40 pin "DIP" IC package which limited the number of inputs/outputs. It also used only 1 memory chips which contained 8K bytes of MROM instructions/data and 128 addition bytes of RAM.
All future EEC-IV modules used a unique "through hole" IC package with staggered pins on all 4 edges. This allowed all available I/O to be utilized. Memory quickly grew to 2 - 8k/128 MROM/RAM chips and then a separate 32K MROM and 1K RAM. Bus loading limited the design to 2 external memory devices.

Anyway, excited about doing some different things.  Was originally assuming I would be going through the engine but might not be the case.  Kinda thinking messing with a Speeduino might be fun.  My first real performance turbo though I would be thrilled to some day have the hp of my 7.3 PSD!


Todd

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  Code 11
Posted by: stefan428 - 09-28-2020, 03:14 AM - Replies (2)

I have a 1990 Mustang that has a 1988 Thunderbird Turbo Coupe engine and transmission swapped into. I get codes 81,82,83 and 84 when running the key on engine off test. I do not get an initial Code 11. Is the LA3 supposed to produce a code 11 even when there are other codes stored?

Thank you.

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  Re: 88TC Parts
Posted by: Superbird - 09-25-2020, 12:59 AM - Replies (3)

I am parting an 88 TC. I bought for a few parts. Engine and trans was gone, no hood, doors or trunk lid. Red interior.

Most parts are removed and ready to ship, pick up. Pictures on request.Need to figure picture size here to add photos in mean time you can see photos in my Craigslist ad in Fredericksburg ,VA.

Will ship and take paypal.

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Shocked Brake Lights Out
Posted by: Mikey97D - 09-24-2020, 12:52 PM - Replies (2)

Last Sunday I discovered my brake lights were not working by almost getting rear ended.   Sad

First thing I did was do a search here at NATO and read by either one of the Brian(s) or Jeff that the wire breaks fairly regularly (Thanks Guys!).  Also, I would agree that getting under the dash would be easier if you take out the driver's seat, but I didn't do that instead cried and moaned as I contorted getting under the dash.

When I peeked under the dash it wasn't obvious that any wires were broken.  I gently pulled and tugged on each lead but everything looked good.  Mine you I wear bifocals at this point in the game, but we'll come back to this.

Autozone had the light switch and the plug in stock for me.  My first trip I just got the switch that didn't fix my problem.  My 4 way flashers worked and I had power across the fuse (15 AMP location #1) with the flashers on.  I checked the continuity to the switch on both leads and found none.

With my glasses off I saw the insultation was still attached, but the wire was broken on the opposite side of the plug terminals.  I've attached a picture to hopefully help someone else.  Might not happen again for anyone else but just maybe.  
Here's a link to the part at Autozone:  https://www.autozone.com/electrical-and-...v-JRuDo__0
Duralast Stoplight Switch 674

And I have brake lights again!!!



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  New member
Posted by: Kirk600 - 09-23-2020, 12:20 AM - Replies (3)

Just wanted to say hi, I have owned my white 1987 turbo coupe for 4 years. 

Kirk600

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  New Home for Turbo
Posted by: BJL - 09-22-2020, 08:19 PM - Replies (6)

The past year we have been full force into buying our own home.
of course we have to have a garage of some sort.
luckily after months of searching and numerous times be out bid in this housing market. we purchased our new home.
https://imgur.com/soFVDhr
The garage is a 24x24 detached. needs some work. but is perfect for what i need it for.
https://imgur.com/35wW0Ng
https://imgur.com/ckKbnzm
https://imgur.com/nfCGMAR
then finally got the sshrine in our bedroom fixed up haha
https://imgur.com/yCbYsEU
its a start and hope to be working out there soon. but first we have to look into some thing to fix and change in the house

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  Electrical systems book
Posted by: gtbird - 09-20-2020, 02:27 AM - Replies (1)

Electrical systems book, soft cover, about 50 pages. $10



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  Wiring diagram
Posted by: gtbird - 09-20-2020, 02:25 AM - Replies (1)

Complete wiring diagrams containing (35) 17” x 27” detailed sheets, legend to locate components, circuit number charts etc. $40



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  EVTM
Posted by: gtbird - 09-20-2020, 02:19 AM - Replies (3)

EVTM $25



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  Shop manuals
Posted by: gtbird - 09-20-2020, 02:17 AM - Replies (1)

3 volume set Ford shop manuals, good condition, complete $100



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