North American Turbocoupe Organization



1/4 million mile club??
Liquid_force Offline
Senior Member
#1
Wow -- it's gonna be cool just utter that phrase..."Yeah, it's got a quarter million on it..." [Image: biggrin.gif]

Anyway - I'm coming up on 244K. Engine's completely original, as is the turbo. The only major part not original is the auto trans which I swapped for a 5 spd at ~170k.
Besides the unsolved oil leaks and a vibrations here and there it still runs like a champ and stock boost gauge gets up to 16psi fairly regularly.

I know there's a lot of 200k+ Birds on the forum. Anyone 250+? Any of those original?

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88 TC -- Dark Blue
Mods
  • 12/01 - A4LD failed - T5 install complete 1/5/02

  • Boost control valve 1/02

  • K&N cone 1/02

  • Single 2-1/2" dynomax ultraflo muff. & TP

  • gutted cat

  • A ton of maintenance items not worth mentioning
241K, 16psi and going strong

'95 Mitsubishi Montero LS 3.0L 4x4

'89 Sunbird Corsica - 19' 4.3L OMC
88 TC -- Dark Blue 283k
RIP - 9/22/07
She was a great TC and went down swinging Smile
Now -- Me: A minivan, I'll spare you the details.
Her: '09 VW Tiguan AWD 2.0T 101k
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Walsted Offline
Posting Freak
#2
I've got about 11k to go to the quarter mil mark. I'll be there before the end of the year unless I win the lotto and get to buy a different daily driver.

Since I haven't bought a ticket, though...

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Mike Walsted - NATO member
1986 5-speed TurboCoupe with a few upgrades.

[This message has been edited by Walsted (edited 04-01-2005).]
Mike Walsted - Sold my 1986 5-speed TurboCoupe
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Pete D Offline
Administrator
#3
PetzJC has 259K on his http://natomessageboard.com/Forum1/HTML/013510.html
Pete Dunham


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PetzJC Offline
Senior Member
#4
Yep....I am at 259,400. Proably be around 261k to 262k come Carlisle. It is still my daily driver. Short block (except for the addition of a high volume oil pump) and turbo are still original and untouched. Original clutch and throw-out bearing lasted until 177,000. Put in another stock clutch at the time. Original 5 spd, but 1st to 2nd and 2nd to 3rd sychro's are shot. New head with mods as listed in signature made around 190,000, and now the stock clutch is slipping a little in 4th and 5th at 18 psi boost. So a Spec 2/3 combination clutch/plate will go in before Carlisle. Paint is in fairly good condition because it has been mostly garage kept its whole life. Interior is is really good shape except for a single crack in the dash.

Figuring I will keep it another year or two...that 07 Shelby Mustang GT500 is looking really nice.... [Image: cool.gif]

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88 Silver T/C, original owner, 259,000 miles.
Loaded with everything except leather & auto trans.
K&N, Gillis(18 psi), SVO roller #1, big SS valves, ported intake, head, & exhaust.
Short block & turbo original/untouched.
Polyurethane bushings throughout, Goodyear GT-HR 235/55R16's.

[This message has been edited by PetzJC (edited 04-01-2005).]
Former owner of 88 Silver T/C, loaded (except leather & A/T), original owner, 294,815 miles!!!
K&N, Gillis(18 psi), SVO roller #1, big SS valves, ported intake, head, & exhaust.
Short block & turbo original/untouched, spec-II/III clutch combo.
Polyurethane bushings throughout, Goodyear GT-HR 235/55R16
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Turbosnowbird Offline
Member
#5
I'm just about to the 300,000 - I've got maybe 8,000 to go - still kicking ass
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Liquid_force Offline
Senior Member
#6
Quote:Originally posted by Turbosnowbird:
I'm just about to the 300,000 - I've got maybe 8,000 to go - still kicking ass

Is that original?!

Well, chances are I'm going to make it to 250K. If I get the job I just interviewed for - a new (used) pick up/suv is in my future (boat tower), which could mean letting the bird go. But I've got so much invested this car (as much time/sweat/bloody knuckles as money) and would get so little out of it I might keep it around even if I do get something else. Body's solid - clear coat's a wreck.
88 TC -- Dark Blue 283k
RIP - 9/22/07
She was a great TC and went down swinging Smile
Now -- Me: A minivan, I'll spare you the details.
Her: '09 VW Tiguan AWD 2.0T 101k
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fiveliter8 Offline
Senior Member
#7
Got about 30k to go. Still original and still kickin'!

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www.stangnut.com
1988 Tcoupe
1984 20th Anniversary GT350 Mustang 'Vert
1984 Mustang GT T-roof
1965 Shelby Cobra Replica
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1988Tcoupe-ye will be missed
'09 Flex SEL
1984 20th Anniversary GT350 Mustang 'Vert
1984 Mustang GT T-roof
1965 Shelby Cobra Replica
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BJL Offline
Moderator
#8
im at 236,578.
everythign has been touched except rear (which hums!) but you guys know me, either i brake or ust replace it.
if all goes well il be pickin up motor form tony on sunday!

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Brian J Larkin
1988 Non-Turbo Turbo Coupe
new paint job as of 12/8
med gray met. raven/gray interior, fully loaded minus leather and sunroof!
converted to N/A 2.3l by previuos owner, but its a nice driver with working A/C!
sequentail turn signals, 3g alt,afpr, k&n, 2 1/2in cold air intake.
custom 2in dual exhuast with SN95 SS tips. Tripcomputer, a/f and vac guages. color coded wheels
1988 Turbo Coupe 5spd
dark blue metallic (the original Turbo!)
gillis boost valve, k&n cone,AFPR, 255lph, HP pump,3G 130amp alt, 3.73 gears,mild torquie cam, factory DP, 2003 mustang take off SS mufflers and custom BJL 2 1/4 tails.
(needs a front frame pull) DOH!!!!!
Brian J Larkin
88TC 328,000 miles
T3, FMIC ,3in stinger exhaust, PimpXS ECC,gillis,
255 walbro, afpr, 5spd swap,spec clutch, sn95 5 lug, Cobra 13in front brake. Vacuum assist brake conversion. 
89 Cougar XR7 3.8SC Auto
95 Ranger Splash 3.0 auto
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Spooler87 Offline
Posting Freak
#9
Ha. 268,000 Some odd miles on my blue beater. Even though the previous owner sat that it was rebuilt around 150K, it appears he was just trying to get rid of the car. (No documents) As far as i can tell, the only time the valve cover was off the car was when i replaced the gasket. Oh well, it still runs strong at 18PSI and still gets 18 On the vac guage


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87 Tubocoupe, Light Regatta Blue, All Options incl. Leather; 2.5" exaust, Dynomax super turbo mufflers w/3"chrome tips, Homemade adjustable boost valve....FMIC of a Volvo, Greenstuff brake pads, Steeda Tri-ax shifter, rebuilt Diff and Tranny.

"Let's Roll."
All hail Project "Marauder" !
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charles88tc Offline
Senior Member
#10
Mine has 209,000 and the odometer periodically stops working! all original except turbo just replaced last november!
88 tc 5sp, Gillis, K&N on vam, Redneck cat back exaust (nothing from the cat back) 220,000 mile short block. Rebuilt 86 head and cam.
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