North American Turbocoupe Organization

2.3 Turbo into a Bernardi
Bernarditurbo Offline
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Hi to all,
I am now working on a 1988 T-Bird Turbo Coupe engine, am going to install in a Bernardi that is currently powered by a N/A 2.3 Ford and a C-4 Auto trans.
I have purchased a wire loom from Ron Francis and have engine on engine stand.  I am changing exhaust manifold for a SS Tubular center, top mount headers and a C-3/C-4 turbo.  It is only oil cooled.  
Here is my question if someone could answer:  I noticed original oil filter base has two water lines, which were cut off when engine was pulled.  Can someone tell me where do these two water hoses go?  I have tried to research and have not been able to find out.  I would definitely appreciate it very much.

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John B Offline
I'm sorry that I can't answer your question. My TC already had the oil cooler removed from the previous owner when I bought it.

This project is awesome. Please keep us updated on it
88 Turbo Coupe: Front mount intercooler, MGW short throw shifter, full coilover conversion, tubular control arms front and rear, svo front brakes, vacuum assist brake swap, manual steering swap, GT35R turbo with external gate, pimpx ecu, 60lb injectors, 3 core aluminum radiator, Boport 1.5 cam, gutted upper, corbeau fixed back seats, and the list goes on.

BJL Offline
they are routed in with the heater hose lines. and a bleed off going to the intake manifold for ECT sensor.
Brian Larkin
88TC 330,000 miles
Slightly Modified
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Bernarditurbo Offline
Junior Member
Thanks so much. As soon as I get the rest of the parts, I will post more pics of Engine, which now is on a stand. So eager to get this done to put into car. Thanks for the help. If anyone else has any input, please do so as I am eager to get this project on the road.

Jeff K Offline
Sounds like an awesome project!! Keep us posted on your progress!
Jeff Korn

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