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83-86 TC trans info needed?
Nate K Offline
Posting Freak
#1
Hey all, [email protected] sent me an email stating that the 83-86 TC Specs page listed the trans type wrong, that it should be a C3 - 3 speed.

I'm not doubting this info, I just to verify that this is correct and if there was an optional trans available so I can correct the Specs page.

Thanks for the input.
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69 Coronet 440
70 Torino 351C
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Pete D Offline
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#2
Nate, I'm looking at a 1984 Turbocoupe sales brochure and a 1985 Tbird sales brochure and both list the "SelectShift" automatic as the optional auto for Turbocoupes. I plead ignorance as to what the SelectShift is.

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Nate K Offline
Posting Freak
#3
No need to plead, submission is noted.

Seriously though, thanks for the input, I will note it on the specs page.
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3 - 88 TURBOCOUPES www.turbotbird.com/showroom/nk_88tc.html
90 Mustang LX 5.0L Notch

Cars I wish I still owned:
69 Coronet 440
70 Torino 351C
79 Bronco 351M/400 on 35's
79 Trans Am 403 (6.6L)
88 Cougar XR7 5.0L
93 F150 Flareside Mark III Custom 5.0L
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Jeff K Online
Administrator
#4
I am pretty sure they did have a C3 auto tranny.

The SelectShift name was a gereric name used for all the pass car trannys from the late 60s thru the mid 80s. Both the old C4 and C6 trannys were called by the SelectShift name, as were the POS C3 and C5 trannys.

Trivia question: Any of you guys remember those wounderful FMX and Ford-O-Matic auto trannys?

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88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 20 psi, forced air intercooler, water injection, bypass valve, Ranger roller cam, subframes, etc., etc.. // 86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP nitrous, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.... // 91 Escort: Bone stock winter car // 00 Windstar (wifes vehicle)
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
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Pete D Offline
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#5
Jeff, I sort of remember the FMX and Ford-O-Matic names. Wasn't one of those the original 2 spd auto?

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88 TC X 2, 86 SVO, Main TC with K&N, 3"DP to 2.5"duals through Dynamax, Ric valve at 17+ and disconnected KS.
Elite Bodega 16" chrome wheels. Autometer pod w/ A/F and Vac/boost gauges.140 mph Motorsports Speedo New engine: Total Seal rings and TRW pistons, ported and polished head w/ cc'd chambers,1.59"exhausts, SS valves, gutted upper, knife edged lower, A-230 cam, Race Engineering Adj Cam Sprocket, Crowlers, ARP head studs, and rod bolts. Walbro 255 HP pump and Kirban adj FPR, T-3. Centerforce II, KB subs and jack rails.
Pete Dunham


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Chuck W Offline
Posting Freak
#6
Nate- My 84 XR7 had the C-3 in it until it became a T-5. The C-5 wasn't used on the 4 cyls.

Jeff and Pete...my 62 Merc has the Merc-o-matic 2 spd auto in it.....

Chuck

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