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A TC Day, it's enough to give you gray hair.
Pete D Offline
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#1
Matt brought his car down today so we could try to find the miss problem he has had and posted about. When he got here he said it hadn't done it once all day. Go figure. So we repostioned his distributor since the TFI was flat against the alternator. Ok, no problem we got to lunch 4 miles away and his top I/C hose splits. Ok, no problem I got a spare at home. We have lunch, get the spare hose and head for Brunswick via the back roads. I look at the speedo and were past 100, but I'm not gaining much on Matt??? I check the boost gauge and I'm only getting 10 psi. Ummm wheres the other 8 psi. We pull off and give it the visual once over. No Clues. So we go to Brunswick where the car turnout is small and it's cycling between rain and sunshine everyhour. While waiting out the rains I decide to work some of the tangles out of my hair. Hark, there was a very light colored strand. I know in my heart of hearts that it was blond, [Image: biggrin.gif] but Lora & Matt swore it was gray.
My first one! After we get back to my place Matt and Lora take off. Within two minutes he calls me and says the car is making weird noises. They gets back to my place, pop the hood and there is oil in lots of places on th epassenger side. Off comes the intercooler hoses, lots of oil. Off comes the inlet tube, lots of oil. Is it the turbo or the PCV. We check the pCV, it's bad and there is oil on that side of the engine too.
We also check play in the turbo shaft. It's bad too. Looks like he may have gray hair soon too. We get a spare PCV in it and over a quart of oil, clean everthing up and put it back together. They take off for Toledo. Hope they make it home OK

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NATO Member. it's not a vice, it's an obsession
"The nice thing about each new day is nobody ever used it before" Barnaby Jones
88 TC X 2, 86 SVO, mods list at
http://www.turbotbird.com/showroom/pd_88tc.htm
Pete Dunham


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KMcGrathNJ Offline
Senior Member
#2
Quote:Originally posted by Pete D:
Hark, there was a very light colored strand. I know in my heart of hearts that it was blond, [Image: biggrin.gif] but Lora & Matt swore it was gray.
My first one!


I was 27 when I found my first one, I'm 40 now, consider yourself lucky I mean you're what about a 100 right? [Image: biggrin.gif]
Kevin


88 TC T5;White/Red; All options exept Leather; Front Mounted K&N cone filter; 140 Speedo; Superchip; Gillis Boost Valve; Custom vac/boost-volt-temp gauge cluster in console Ground Effects; Spoiler; Blaupunkt H/U; Boston Accoustic 3 1/2" in dash; Polk 6" in doors; Infinity 5 1/4 component in rear deck;
Rockford 10" sub; (2) Alpine amps


Near Future -Paint
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COOKER Offline
Member
#3
Well guys thats not to bad i'm 24 and have a bald head, i call it my solar fot my sex drive [Image: biggrin.gif]
DAVE COOK
NEED MY TC BACK
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Pete D Offline
Administrator
#4
Actually I have always said that I didn't care what color it was as long as it's attached and growing. I have been quite lucky to have as much as I do (this late in life Kevin) [Image: biggrin.gif]

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NATO Member. it's not a vice, it's an obsession
"The nice thing about each new day is nobody ever used it before" Barnaby Jones
88 TC X 2, 86 SVO, mods list at
http://www.turbotbird.com/showroom/pd_88tc.htm
Pete Dunham


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Walsted Offline
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#5
Quote:Originally posted by Pete D:
...While waiting out the rains I decide to work some of the tangles out of my hair. Hark, there was a very light colored strand...

I found my first one when I was going to an intense (mentally) school in the military. I made the mistake of telling the guys there that I found my first grey hair. They consoled me by gathering around me while I was seated and counted up near twenty other ones, tuggin gjust enough to show me where without actually removing the hair. With classmates like that... I was 29 at the time, and they went away for a while after I got out of the school, and came back when I hit my mid thirties. So, if you're older than 35, Pete, it might not be blonde...

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Mike Walsted - NATO member
1986 5-speed TurboCoupe and 1985 5-speed XR7
Mike Walsted - Sold my 1986 5-speed TurboCoupe
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Pete D Offline
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#6
Mike, let's just say that for a long time I have been celebrating the annivesaries of my 39th birthday [Image: biggrin.gif]
Pete Dunham


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GT350R Offline
Senior Member
#7
Quote:Originally posted by KMcGrathNJ:
I was 27 when I found my first one, I'm 40 now, consider yourself lucky I mean you're what about a 100 right? [Image: biggrin.gif]

That cant be right! There is no way I would have believed you were 40 when I met you!!!

Sorry I did not get to make it guys, I was stacked up with a graduation party and David (owns the red 87 TC) came home from Arizona and his birthday was today.

But between partys I did get to tear into my 87 TC and I think i fixed the gas leak by changing the injector O rings. I will not know for sure untill I get a few miles on her.
GT350R
(sold Sad ) 87 5speed, Motorsport head, [email protected]+2, [email protected], gutted or ported everything & all the typical junk.
84 Gt350 2.3T T-top
84 Turbo GT 418rwhp

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KMcGrathNJ Offline
Senior Member
#8
Quote:Originally posted by GT350R:
That cant be right! There is no way I would have believed you were 40 when I met you!!!

Unfortunatly its true. Jimmy Carter was President when I went in the Military. Looks can be decieving, I will be 41 before the year is out

[This message has been edited by KMcGrathNJ (edited 06-16-2002).]
Kevin


88 TC T5;White/Red; All options exept Leather; Front Mounted K&N cone filter; 140 Speedo; Superchip; Gillis Boost Valve; Custom vac/boost-volt-temp gauge cluster in console Ground Effects; Spoiler; Blaupunkt H/U; Boston Accoustic 3 1/2" in dash; Polk 6" in doors; Infinity 5 1/4 component in rear deck;
Rockford 10" sub; (2) Alpine amps


Near Future -Paint
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Ohio88TC Offline
Senior Member
#9
Yes we made it back ok.....but get this Pete....it was missing on the way home every once in awhile don't know what to tell you. POS well almost a POS. I had a good time overall considering my problems. Woohoo I got my seat. I am already 24 and have gray hairs. Well actually i got my first gray hair when i was 19 and had already owned an 85 TC for 2 yrs. Go figure. Thanks for your help Pete and the fog lamps just what I needed. Oh yeah GT350R Pete has your money.

Matt
Ohio88TC
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El-Nino Offline
Senior Member
#10
Grumbles loudly...I'm 18...And I have had quite a few pointed out and removed for my viewing pleasure...I'm going to blame it on my 87 LX...See my signature for details on it... [Image: smile.gif]

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Current:87 LX with broken motor mount, dead digital dashboard, leaky fuel injectors, broken flywheel, blown heater core, missing tail light, 3 different brands of tires and 2 Sony Xplode Twelves with a 600 watt amp.
Near Future: 87 Turbocoupe
Distant Future: 3" down pipe, water injection, T3 turbo upgrade to 20 psi
1984 Mustang SVO
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