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1987 with N/A Hood (pics added)
goldwing Offline
Senior Member
#1
Since I'm not useing my factory intercooler I'm thinking of useing a N/A hood from another 87.

I believe it will bolt up, am I correct ?

Is the engine going to miss my ram air ports ?

I just don't want to run any hotter during the summer.

THANKS
T.C:87 5 speed
HOLSET(HE341/HY35W type-D),255 Walbro, No intercooler yet,8lbs boost,Timing @ 9,Low& C.C Plates & SN-95 Bumpsteer Kit, KYB-AGX Struts,Belt driven fan,Custom oil cooler feed,Relocated ECT,Relocated TFI,N/A Hood, showing 178K
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5.0TurboCoupe1988 Offline
Posting Freak
#2
i would keep the TC dual snorkel hood for aesthetics, plus i would remove the ducting. it will allow fresh air to enter the engine compartment and keep the wiring and rubber stuff from getting too hot and deteriorating prematurely.
1988 TC 2.3/5-Speed, 148K
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goldwing Offline
Senior Member
#3
I don't like the fact rain gets in there. Thats going to crack my header or cause rust.

Plus, I've heard the air pressure from the ram air causes high pressure inside the engine bay which makes the radiator fan ineffiant.
T.C:87 5 speed
HOLSET(HE341/HY35W type-D),255 Walbro, No intercooler yet,8lbs boost,Timing @ 9,Low& C.C Plates & SN-95 Bumpsteer Kit, KYB-AGX Struts,Belt driven fan,Custom oil cooler feed,Relocated ECT,Relocated TFI,N/A Hood, showing 178K
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T-BirdX3 Offline
Senior Member
#4
Run whichever you prefer, you're not going to notice a difference between the two.
'88 T-Coupe 5 speed/'88 T-Coupe Auto
'87 T-Coupe 5 speed/'87 T-coupe 5 speed(76k orig mile)
..... and there was light!
http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee36...tled-2.jpg
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goldwing Offline
Senior Member
#5
Well, here it is with the new hood.
http://natomessageboard.com/uploads/0000...Ahood1.jpg

http://natomessageboard.com/uploads/0000...Ahood2.jpg
T.C:87 5 speed
HOLSET(HE341/HY35W type-D),255 Walbro, No intercooler yet,8lbs boost,Timing @ 9,Low& C.C Plates & SN-95 Bumpsteer Kit, KYB-AGX Struts,Belt driven fan,Custom oil cooler feed,Relocated ECT,Relocated TFI,N/A Hood, showing 178K
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Jarron Offline
Senior Member
#6
Different, but I think I like. Clean & unsuspecting lines. Definitely a sleeper!
1987 TC aka BIRDPWR - 5 Speed - Silver / Raven; NEW MOTOR!, .48 T3/4 Stage II, BOV, Gillis BoostValve,K & N Filter, MSD Ignition, 3G Alt, HID 8000s.

NEXT UP: 3" DP, 255HP fuel pump, AFPR, larger injectors, FMIC
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RDOG Offline
Posting Freak
#7
I'm running a front mount and I like the ram air unit and stock intercoller ductiong because it blows cool air over the turbo and manifold. That is what the 300zx turbo scoop was in place for. Plus it makes the car look mean.

IMO, its like going backwards on style. that hood sets us apart from the basic NA "old lady" car. People pay top dollar for a hood like ours, including 5.0 bird guys.
1986 Turbo Coupe. Boport StageIII head, Boport 2.1, Performance Techniques 50 trim hybird, StageII.63, stinger 3" exhaust, Phenolic spacer, Boglog header,NPR FMIC intercooler setup, kirban fpr, bigrmotorsports fuel rail, diablo water meth kit, CAI, remote mount TFI, CHE rear adj control arms, MAC girdle, 8.8 rear disc, aluminum drive shaft, H&R lowerings springs Tbird Turbo Specific, y MAS!!
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goldwing Offline
Senior Member
#8
Quote:Originally posted by RDOG:
People pay top dollar for a hood like ours, including 5.0 bird guys.
Actually, I was given a 2000 yr old Roman Legion Ring after all was said and done. He held out his hand. I thought he wanted to shake my hand. I reached for his hand to shake it but he dropped the ring in my hand.
Oh and its now on the Tbirds key ring, for life.
T.C:87 5 speed
HOLSET(HE341/HY35W type-D),255 Walbro, No intercooler yet,8lbs boost,Timing @ 9,Low& C.C Plates & SN-95 Bumpsteer Kit, KYB-AGX Struts,Belt driven fan,Custom oil cooler feed,Relocated ECT,Relocated TFI,N/A Hood, showing 178K
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RDOG Offline
Posting Freak
#9
^LOL!!
1986 Turbo Coupe. Boport StageIII head, Boport 2.1, Performance Techniques 50 trim hybird, StageII.63, stinger 3" exhaust, Phenolic spacer, Boglog header,NPR FMIC intercooler setup, kirban fpr, bigrmotorsports fuel rail, diablo water meth kit, CAI, remote mount TFI, CHE rear adj control arms, MAC girdle, 8.8 rear disc, aluminum drive shaft, H&R lowerings springs Tbird Turbo Specific, y MAS!!
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BJL Offline
Moderator
#10
i like the non-tc hood.
very clean. its shows the lines of the front end better, the scoops break that up. but dont get me wrong the hood makes it a TC, but sometimes i wish they werent there.
and i agree on the rain. if it rains and i start my car if its been sitting a few hours the belt squeals till it gets dry. its very annoying.
and this makes your car different. and scream to the TC knower you have a front mount which means your serious about the car.
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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