North American Turbocoupe Organization



Any Takers?
Gary S Offline
Administrator
#1
My 87TC has over 150,000 miles on it and the clutch has never been changed yet (starting to get some clutch chatter noise too). The car is not a daily driver but mostly sits under wraps in the garge. My dilemma is that I do not have the time, facility, or expertise to try and tackle this job. I want to put in an aftermarket clutch and pressure plate (whatever is the best brand recommendation) and have all the other necessary parts replaced which would include resurfacing the flywheel. What I am looking for is someone who would be willing to take this job on sometime after the first of the year and would be within a reasonable driving distance of Cincinnati, Ohio. In your response (if I get any that is) pleae quote me a labor price so I can plan ahead. You can have the car for as long as it takes.
NATO Member
1987 Turbocoupe
168,000 Miles
5 Speed
Black w/Raven Interior
http://www.turbotbird.com/showroom/data_...t_87tc.php
Reply

Gary S Offline
Administrator
#2
And one other thing too. The transmission doesn't downshift from 4th to 3rd while moving. Might as well have that taken care of too if possible.
NATO Member
1987 Turbocoupe
168,000 Miles
5 Speed
Black w/Raven Interior
http://www.turbotbird.com/showroom/data_...t_87tc.php
Reply

Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#3
Sounds like a tranny rebuild is in order while it is out for the clutch replacement. [Image: frown.gif] [Image: frown.gif]

------------------
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 20 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 // 00 Windstar (wifes vehicle)
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
Reply

Chuck W Offline
Posting Freak
#4
Gary- That 4 to 3 downshift sounds familiar. The one I had in the XR7 first after I converted it to 5spd developed that problem. I could get it into 3rd if I first took it toward 2nd, then it would downshift into 3rd. I hate to say it though..you will either need another tranny or rebuild the original like Jeff said.

------------------
The Cat in the birdcage...
83 TC Clone, 80 Cougar XR-7, 85 Volvo 244 Turbo, AND 88 Scorpio
Reply

duanetc Offline
Member
#5
my 87 tc has the same prob if i put it over near secnd it downshiftsshifts but not until the syncro's in 3rd have been shot for about 80000 now and i still beat on it
t3/t4 ball bearing hybrid spearco intercooler. Ported big valve head, 44pph injectors,motorsport cam and roller followers kirban afpr walbro 255lph fuel pump 65mm tb atrp downpipe extrude honed intakes and a ported e6 atr external wastegate greddy bov prolly some stuff I missed too
Reply

kellyb Offline
Member
#6
Gary S I wished you lived a bit closer. I work on cars on the side and if the owner isn't in a hurry, VERY CHEAPLY! I built a shop just for this sort of thing http://www.elmnet.net/~kellyb/garage.htm
Hope you have luck in finding someone local.


------------------
1987 TC Black out, red in. Tag: TC BIRD 7.
1963 Jag Mark 10 getting 5.0 transplant.
1975 MG Midget. wife's car.
2001 PT Cruiser. Hey, its retro!
fave quote:"No man is a failure who has friends." Clarence the angel.
1987 TC Black out, red in. Tag: TC BIRD 7.
1963 Jag Mark 10 getting 5.0 transplant.
1975 MG Midget. wife's car.
2003 Jeep Liberty Renegade
fave quote:"No man is a failure who has friends." Clarence the angel.
Reply

Pete D Offline
Administrator
#7
Gary, I might be able to help you out after the first of the year. I have a spare tranny that has a bad 3rd gear synchro that I plan to have rebuilt in the near future. I also have acess to a lift at times. i also have a spare FW that I could get resurfaced. If we have all the parts ahead of time we could probably do it in 4-6 hours old farts time. Let's talk off line.

------------------
88 TC X 2, 86 SVO, Main TC with K&N, 3"DP to 2.5"duals through Dynamax, Ric valve at 17+ and disconnected KS.
Elite Bodega 16" chrome wheels. Autometer pod w/ A/F and Vac/boost gauges.140 mph Motorsports Speedo New engine: Total Seal rings and TRW pistons, ported and polished head w/ cc'd chambers,1.59"exhausts, SS valves, gutted upper, knife edged lower, A-230 cam, Race Engineering Adj Cam Sprocket, Crowlers, ARP head studs, and rod bolts. Walbro 255 HP pump and Kirban adj FPR, T-3. Centerforce II, KB subs and jack rails.



[This message has been edited by Pete D (edited 11-23-2001).]
Pete Dunham


Reply





Users browsing this thread:
1 Guest(s)



Theme © iAndrew 2018 - Software MyBB