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LorainO88 Offline
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Hello everyone. I'm going to take Lorain on the road this weekend for a short 500 mi trip. Whew. It'll be a run and back. Get her get out on the interstate to stretch her legs and see if there a couple Mustangs jealous when they see this wonderful piece of machine that rolled off a line on 10/87. Is she the fastest car in the world? Nope. Is she the prettiest? Absolutely. GREAT DAY out and about with the TURBO COUPE!


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Jeff K Offline
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#2
Great looking TC! Have fun on your trip. These cars are amazing road trip cars.
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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LorainO88 Offline
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#3
Thank you. I hear to keep the "revs" up. That's when they will shine. And get some attention from all around.
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Jeff K Offline
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#4
No need to "keep the revs up" when cruising down the interstate at 70+ MPH unless you come across a 6% grade. Just stay in 5th gear unless you need some rapid acceleration or need to climb some steep grades. If you go over 2900-3000 RPM PCM goes open loop and runs the engine richer and gas mileage takes a significant dive.
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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LorainO88 Offline
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#5
👍👍. It sure was nice hearing that WHOOSH today between shifts as I let out on the clutch and "let" down on the gas-EASY-I was really gettin' in. The "whoosh" sound can be heard when I go into 1-2-3 -then it disappears in 4 and 5? Turbo boil off-or an anomaly? Maybe something that is still left from the original factory sound at 38k? Is it a song we forgot on the 87 or 88's. Music to my ears. 😊
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anasazi4st Offline
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#6
That's a great looking TC. Years ago I got some very admiring looks from mine; I'm working on getting back to that.

Meanwhile, with the 30 year "vintage" you should really be getting some attention, just hopefully not the stereotypical "Southern Deputy" kind Wink

Enjoy!
Another proud dues-paying member.

1987 Turbo Coupe w/T5OD, 8.8 axle, grey smoke; most options. Got it in 1991 with 41K miles: 3 turbos, 2 heater cores, 1 T5OD full rebuild, 5 clutches, 1 head gasket, 2 Teves II ABS units, etc. later....
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