North American Turbocoupe Organization

83 Turbo Efi
2point3turbo Offline
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This is my first Tbird and it just so happens to be the first year they were made. My friend was driving by this car going to work everyday for the last year. He noticed it had a price tag in the window but never noticed the Efi Turbo badges on the side. Since they dont say Turbocoupe on the molding he figured it was not a turbo car. 1yr later he decided to just take a closer look at it and stopped by to see how much they wanted. Other then being a bit dirty it has a pretty straight body. $500 was scratched off and $400 obo was now the price. I got the number from him and called to see just how low he would go on it. I offered $200... he took it! The car had not ran in 8 months. Started up with little effort but the alt was seemingly bad and was not working at the time. After slapping him in the face with my $200, we got on the road. The battery light decided to go out and alt started working. It ran great! Got it home and gave it the normal tune up and it purred like a kitten. So thats the story about my first Tbird. It is truely a beautiful car with the exception of the window looking like a spider web. $200 well spent for a great running 5 speed turbo car. Never thought I would own one but after driving it for the last few days I dont see selling it anytime soon. These are so comfortable to drive its amazing.

One question... what injectors did these come with? EEC?

Pete D Offline
Great buy. Post some pics when you can.
Pete Dunham


Robert Camp Offline
Posting Freak
30 #/hr injectors.
Small VAM.
Robert Camp
'86 Medium Regatta Blue TC, 5-speed, original owner.

jmthunderbirdturbo Offline
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nice find. good luck! feel free to PM me anytime with questions.

APRIL 2018 - LOOKING FOR A NEW CAR. PM me if you have an 87-88 roller or cheap TF for sale.
1988 TC 5MT-Blue/Blue check-off car. resto-project.
2006 Honda Odyssey 5AT, baby-mobile.
2013 F-150, 5.0, 6AT, 4x4, snow white paint.

Keith Nubel Offline
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This thread is worthless without pictures :-)
1985 TC

86XR7auto Offline
Quote:Originally posted by Keith Nubel:
This thread is worthless without pictures :-)
Agreed....I would so pick up a 83-84TC or 84 XR7. They are just different.

Once you get all the bugs worked out, it should get over 30mpg on the highway. No bad for a 25 year old car.

Enjoy your TC.

86XR7 in pieces...old time [email protected] 88TC stock Red RHSC [email protected], 01 Z71=Nice winter ride, 01 CVLX w/HPP wifes ride!

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