North American Turbocoupe Organization



1987 Turbocoupe 5.0 Restomod
flylear45 Offline
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This was a barn find I picked up from a friend of Pete's in the early 2000’s. It was a project in boxes, a bare rust free shell with parts from two cars that had been taken apart. I put the car together with new, rebuilt, or good condition used parts, painted it back to it’s original color and replaced the 4 cylinder turbo with a 5.0 Mustang engine with a more modern, much stronger electronic overdrive 4R70W transmission.
I am out of storage space and don’t drive it any more, so it’s time to say goodbye and let someone else enjoy it before time takes it’s toll on it. It’s just time to move on.
I am including with the car TONS of extra parts as spares, including a spare 5.0 block, a 2.3 4 cylinder engine and transmission, many, many spare electronic and interior parts as well as a spare hood, trunk lid, front and rear bumpers, a spare fiberglass front nose, spare rims, the parts to hook up the A/C system (excluding hoses) gauge clusters for 4 cylinder and V8 cars, trim parts, lights and more.



Engine/ Trans/ rear end
Rebuilt 5.0 1986 H.O. Roller block
Twisted Wedge heads, Explorer intake and Throttle body
custom length pushrods with aftermarket rollers
flowed and matched 35# injectors controlled with Megasquirt 1 computer
EDIS ignition with limp-home controlled by Megasquirt (No distributor!)
Wideband O2 sensor
Shorty headers into 2 ½” H pipe into Lincoln dual exhaust
All Explorer accessories Explorer aluminum radiator
Ranger A/C condenser Custom trans and P/S coolers
4R70W transmission w/3.8 Mustang torque converter managed by
Baumann trans controller programmable with street/ strip switch on dash
8.8 Trac-loc with hydroboost disc brakes
Battle boxes and subframe connectors welded in for extra stiffness and strength
Less than 20,000 miles on rebuilt steering rack and all suspension parts (tie rods, ball joints, etc.)
Car never made it to the track or dyno, so no numbers on it. Can break loose tires in 1-2 shift, that I know.


Interior/ exterior

New headliner
Re-dyed seats
Power windows, mirrors, door and trunk locks
Remote locks doors and trunk
Dash cap
6 way power seats driver and passenger
custom 10” touchscreen android stereo w/ upgraded high quality speakers and amp
USB chargers and play music from USB
Wifi
Bluetooth for music and handsfree phone use
Car is quiet inside but the exhaust sounds great!
No squeaks or rattles
Illuminated O/D switch
Ampmeter replaced with voltmeter in original cluster
Paint is showing it’s age, but still presentable
New windshield
Great tires
Clean title, no accidents
VERY CLEAN but not perfect showcar condition. The wheels have some corrosion popping, the rear bumper has a nick in it and some paint is flaking on right door (I still have some paint left over for repairs)
I built the car to take to the drag strip once in a while and just daily drive. I never got it to the track, but have put 15-18K miles on it in every day driving. Totally reliable car that turns heads even though I went the ‘sleeper’ route.

Now $6700. I need to sell ASAP

I am out of space and will listen to any reasonable offers. Could be your chance to get a great deal. I do have two sets of side moldings with inserts among the spare parts.


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88 TC 5.0 turbo project

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