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all most there :)
Sean Story Offline
Senior Member
my 88 tc is all most complete. hears a list of things that i need to be a new car

1*head light switches \worn,works most of the time
2*firm ride switch panel
3*sand paper
6*back seat
7*front seats
8*passenger head light
9*dash cover
11*new tires
12*brakes (rotors, pads for front)
13*some thing tat will stop the steering rack from leaking
14*center console lid
16*horn button
17*a\c (think i can bring it back to life)
18*back window (been cooked by years of sitting in the sun
19*rubber liner (for back window)
20*interior pieces paint (faded)
21*door panels
23*good engine bay cleaning

up grades i want

*t3 or t3t4 hybrid turbo
*ranger cam
*gutted upper and lower intake
*3' exhaust
i am looking for around 400 horse power ant help Smile
S.STORY \ 88 TURBO (project 2.3) \ Laurel, Delaware 19956.

T-BirdX3 Offline
Senior Member
LOL. Thats only 23 things. Smile You should be done by next week right?? Smile
'88 T-Coupe 5 speed/'88 T-Coupe Auto
'87 T-Coupe 5 speed/'87 T-coupe 5 speed(76k orig mile)
..... and there was light!

thumper Offline
Posting Freak
Sounds about like any TC I've ever owned. :S
A.K.A. Corey Bennett

1988 TC: white, all options, 5-speed swap, K&N cone filter, "Ranger" roller camshaft, .60/.63 T3, NXS (Gillis-style) Boost Valve, Bosch BOV w/ check valve, Stinger 3" with axle dump (18" glass pack), 95A 3G

Some pictures:

tr_guy79 Offline
Senior Member
I've owned mine for 12 years, and am still working on it...
3rd Annual Philly Tri-State NATO Meet -

'87 - Range Roller 4* adv / 50 trim t04e / Ported E6 / Gutted Knifed intake / Stinger 3->2.5" / Adj. Cam Pulley / Warlboro 255

To Do: PIMP/MS2, FMIC, Bigger Inj

junkedturbo Offline
Senior Member
Sounds like your restoring it Rolleyes

Sean Story Offline
Senior Member
yea after a year of working on her this is what shes come to and i am a proud 88 tc owner
S.STORY \ 88 TURBO (project 2.3) \ Laurel, Delaware 19956.

Sean Story Offline
Senior Member
i want a daily driver that is dependable but i want some power about 400 hp 3?? in torque. any help??
S.STORY \ 88 TURBO (project 2.3) \ Laurel, Delaware 19956.

TurboCoupe50 Offline
Posting Freak
400Hp, 2.3 and dependable can't be used in the same sentence... Yeah some will flap and squak so & so did, but it ain't going to hold up long term... Now, 300Hp is a realistic goal, and a snappy street performer...
1988 Turbo Coupe331 AOD

1972 Comet GT

1969 Fairlane Cobra 428CJ 4-Speed

AllAboutCars101 Offline
Senior Member
wel i got a set of rear seats, they were black/raven interior but are faded. im sure maybe you could dye them or something. but if u want them they are yours. im not sure when i can get pics but it looks like your not in any major rush for the rear seats right now Big Grin seems like ur kinda in my boat, just getting her on the road, which i recently jus did with my 87 Big Grin and i love every minute with her, either driving her or fixing something else (and alot of cussing lol) i still love it
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1987 Turbo Coupe-sold to 85UglyBird
1988 Turbo Coupe-Daily Driver

junkedturbo Offline
Senior Member
+1 with TurboCoupe50

300hp is probly the most realistic goal and vary obtainable one at that Rolleyes

If you take project bolt-on for a example you'll notice hes at 445hp, 480 lb-ft but you'll read about his problems with the clutch slipping and if you read his comments on hes been having problems with some bad blow-by.

You see how clean this car is? Thats only because its stored in a garage at all times and only brought out at race days yet with a almost new Mustang and motor he's still having problems and there not easy fix ones ether.

Then I ask you this what do you need all that HP for, hp is fun to show off but if its going to be used as a DD car I can't think of anything good coming out of it.

Keep use up dated on the restoring of the TC Smile

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