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BradM Offline
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I've been stalking this forum for information but now I need to join it. 87-88 TC's have been on my bucket list. As a teenager I worked at a shop in the late 70's and became a Ford guy. I've built a '68 Monterey, a '69 F100, and a '65 Comet and honestly, I got bored with the technology. I wanted to try EFI and boost. I found a one-owner car with lots of maintenance records (he changed the oil every 2000 miles) and I drove it home Christmas eve. Great winter project and I must say, NATO rocks. Happy to be a member.
1965 Mercury Comet Caliente; 1968 Mercury Monterey; 1969 F100 Ranger; 1987 Thunderbird Turbo Coupe
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Mikey97D Offline
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#2
Congratulations and welcome aboard!

I would like to see pictures of all your cars.
1988 TC, 5 spd, Stinger 3" Exhaust, Schneider Roller Cam, -4° Cam Pulley, Cone Filter, Gilles Boost Control Valve set at 17 psi, Walbro 255 lph, CHE Rear Lower and Upper Control Arms, Braided Brake Lines, Hawk HPS 5.0 Front and HPS (F) Rear, CRES Inserts in front calipers, and '93 Cobra Wheels with General 235/50R17 Tires.   
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BradM Offline
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Thanks. Let's see if these photos work.


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1965 Mercury Comet Caliente; 1968 Mercury Monterey; 1969 F100 Ranger; 1987 Thunderbird Turbo Coupe
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Kuch Offline
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Oh MAN, I am totally digging that 65 Comet and the 68 Monterey. I had a 66 Comet Capri hardtop for a while, but always wanted a 65 instead, and that 68 is a rare car. You don't see too many 68 Galaxies fastbacks, let alone Mercury's fastbacks and the view from the back of that car is amazing! What are you running for engines in those rides, I am a BIG FE fan!
1988 Turbo Coupe, Black/Black, 5 Speed, Moonroof,  T3/T4, ported E6, 255LPH, Kirban, Stinger Exhaust, MGW shifter, K&N, Gillis valve, BP1.5, PIMPx, Koni's
1964 Ford Galaxie 500XL, 390 6V, Big Solid cam, Headers,3.89's, 4 Speed, Vast and fast
1960 Ford Starliner, 292 Y Block, 312 4bbl intake, headers, 3 Speed, slow and low
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Mikey97D Offline
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Wow! Nice collection of cars. That Land Yacht of a Mercury looks amazing.
1988 TC, 5 spd, Stinger 3" Exhaust, Schneider Roller Cam, -4° Cam Pulley, Cone Filter, Gilles Boost Control Valve set at 17 psi, Walbro 255 lph, CHE Rear Lower and Upper Control Arms, Braided Brake Lines, Hawk HPS 5.0 Front and HPS (F) Rear, CRES Inserts in front calipers, and '93 Cobra Wheels with General 235/50R17 Tires.   
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Jeff K Offline
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#6
Welcome to NATO!!

Awesome cars and truck! The TC looks like it just rolled off the showroom floor!
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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BradM Offline
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Thanks everyone. Sorry, no FE's (but the Monterey had one). The Monterey was my first craigslist build. It's an Arizona car but was a roller in primer. The previous owner disassembled the entire car and put it in boxes and Ziploc bags. The challenge was to figure out how to put it back together. I found a first-year 429 BB and C6 out of a '68 T-Bird (an omen?). Only T-birds and Lincolns got the 429 in '68. If you know BB's, it's a factory flat-top piston engine with 10.5:1 compression and 490 ft-lb of torque. They built them for 6 years, neutered them a little each year, and then used them in trucks-only after '73. I rebuilt it and added a bigger cam, Edelbrock heads, intake, posi, and headers. It's a tire burner. The Comet is running it's original 49k mile 289 but with AFR heads, bigger cam, intake, headers, posi, 4-wheel disc, 4-link, coilovers, etc. I intend to autocross it. Where do I find the gallery of everyone's cars on this site? I see some awesome cars described in your signatures.
1965 Mercury Comet Caliente; 1968 Mercury Monterey; 1969 F100 Ranger; 1987 Thunderbird Turbo Coupe
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Silver Blue Offline
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#8
Welcome and nice collection
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Kuch Offline
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(12-31-2020, 02:37 PM)BradM Wrote: Thanks everyone. Sorry, no FE's (but the Monterey had one). The Monterey was my first craigslist build. It's an Arizona car but was a roller in primer. The previous owner disassembled the entire car and put it in boxes and Ziploc bags. The challenge was to figure out how to put it back together. I found a first-year 429 BB and C6 out of a '68 T-Bird (an omen?). Only T-birds and Lincolns got the 429 in '68. If you know BB's, it's a factory flat-top piston engine with 10.5:1 compression and 490 ft-lb of torque. They built them for 6 years, neutered them a little each year, and then used them in trucks-only after '73. I rebuilt it and added a bigger cam, Edelbrock heads, intake, posi, and headers. It's a tire burner. The Comet is running it's original 49k mile 289 but with AFR heads, bigger cam, intake, headers, posi, 4-wheel disc, 4-link, coilovers, etc. I intend to autocross it. Where do I find the gallery of everyone's cars on this site? I see some awesome cars described in your signatures.

Here is my 64 XL as it looks now with factory wheel covers and red wheels, I haven't driven her in about 4 years though and she still sits in my garage. I got the car in 1989 and have had it since. The other pic of her is how she looked in the 90's when I drove it a lot, it had chrome reverse wheels that my father bought way back in the 70's for his 57 Fairlane 500. Car has a built 390, solid cam, headers, toploader 4 speed, 3.89 gears and a factory tri power intake. The 60 Starliner I had since 1992, still sits in my garage and honestly haven't driven her since 2006, I have to get her out more for sure. As she sits now, it is lowered 2", sitting on wide whites, with a 292 Y block, 3 speed column, factory 312 4 bbl intake, dual exhaust with straight pipes. Nothing better than a Y BLock with straight pipes and twin factory option rear mount antennas. I also need to get some more current pics of her. Both your Mercs are awesome and yes I know the 385 series BB's, I just always messed with FE's more.


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1988 Turbo Coupe, Black/Black, 5 Speed, Moonroof,  T3/T4, ported E6, 255LPH, Kirban, Stinger Exhaust, MGW shifter, K&N, Gillis valve, BP1.5, PIMPx, Koni's
1964 Ford Galaxie 500XL, 390 6V, Big Solid cam, Headers,3.89's, 4 Speed, Vast and fast
1960 Ford Starliner, 292 Y Block, 312 4bbl intake, headers, 3 Speed, slow and low
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ABird Offline
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Wow, all really nice cars. I'm just going to throw this out. I have a 56' Thunderbird project car that I would like to sell. I've had some interest, but I'm not sure I'm going about it the right way. Any suggestions?
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