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87 stock tc
joshsmith Offline
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#1
well i have asked and thought about it and i dont really know if i can go through with it... i am talking about the automatic trans to manual swap... the thing is the car is in such good shape that i want to keep it origonal so i can put collecter plates on it...maybe one day it will be worth some money...if anyone has anything to put in glad to hear it
JO§H
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Pete D Offline
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#2
I know laws are different all over but why would changing the trans affect getting collectors plates??
Pete Dunham


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JohnL Offline
Senior Member
#3
It won't be worth any money if blows a tranny and you have to pay to fix them as they get rarer and more expensive to fix. T5s will be cheap for a long time, relatively.
John Lewis
88 TC, 87 XR, 84 SVO
Currently deciding which is worth my time.
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joshsmith Offline
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#4
Quote:Originally posted by Pete D:
I know laws are different all over but why would changing the trans affect getting collectors plates??

well i am not too sure nut i thought that it had to be stock with what it came from the factory with
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Pete D Offline
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Quote:i thought that it had to be stock with what it came from the factory with

Again, laws and procedures vary, but I doubt that anyone would check. I know that it would not be picked up in my state, and I'm not sure they even care. Things are not as tight in Ohio as in some other states.
Pete Dunham


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joshsmith Offline
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#6
ok well i only reason i would wnat a manual is too be able to do some mods to the car...but i am thinking that i will keep it stock because of the gas prices. what is the boost on the auto tc?
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jeffg Offline
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#7
In ohio if its a limited production run of less than 5000 units i think........or...as in mine was no where close to stock but had to provide minimum of $5000 in receipts and pictures for collectors plates and state its not a daily driver and provide you plate number of other car
86TC,85XR7,99 Mountaineer. Need for Speed
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TurboCoupe50 Offline
Posting Freak
#8
Never heard that eligibility for collector plates as being only for strickly stock vehicles..

Some of the guys I race with have vintage plates on their older race cars, and stock is the last thing that applies to those cars.

Anyway how they gonna know what tranny was original??? I'm not gonna tell 'em..

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1988 Turbo Coupe... Bright Red
1988 Turbo Coupe... Dk Blue(parts car)
1987 Turbo Coupe... Silver(To be sold)
1988 Turbo Coupe... White, 5.0 with Trick Flow heads
1988 Thunderbird... Lt Blue base model 5.0 Windsor Jr heads
1969 Fairlane Cobra... 428 CJ, 4 speed
1993 F150 Lightning... Black.. #249 of 5276
1993 Aerostar... (To be sold)
1993 Grand Marquis...
1988 Turbo Coupe331 AOD

1972 Comet GT

1969 Fairlane Cobra 428CJ 4-Speed
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Jeff K Offline
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#9
Even here in regulated to death Wisconsin, the rules for collector plates are pretty loose. 20 years old or older, and you cant drive it in January without getting a $5 permit. They dont care if the motor is nuclear powered with a Lenco backing it up.

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Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 23 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 // 04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car) // 91 Topaz (daughters first car)
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.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized
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Hurff Offline
Senior Member
#10
Is N-power an option or mod that you have done Jeff ? Inquiring minds want to see the write up (and the NRC permit....)

Ditto others in this post, 20 years is the only criteria I have heard in MD and NJ.
1987 TC - RIP
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