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DID I PAY TOO MUCH
347BIRD Offline
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#1
I bought a ported and polished ihi turbo for 800 and I think I paid way too much.... any input on this... hopefully someone can make me feel better...
1988 Blk T-Bird, 5-spd, Raven int, 3G Alt, K&N conical, Boost controller, ported E6, ported and polished IHI @ 16 psi, 03 Cobra wheels, 255/40/17, 275/40/17, SN95 BBK lowering springs, SN95 Koni struts and shocks, Maximum Motorsports C/C plates, SN95 BMR tubular A-arms, Aluminum driveshaft, LED's, 255 LPH 
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Jeff K Online
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#2
I would say you paid too much. Should have switched to a T3. A T3 with a .48 exhaust housing will spool nearly as fast as a IHI and will make more power for less money.
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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347BIRD Offline
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#3
I wanted to do a t3 switch but I was worried about modifying the car too much and / or not being able to find parts
1988 Blk T-Bird, 5-spd, Raven int, 3G Alt, K&N conical, Boost controller, ported E6, ported and polished IHI @ 16 psi, 03 Cobra wheels, 255/40/17, 275/40/17, SN95 BBK lowering springs, SN95 Koni struts and shocks, Maximum Motorsports C/C plates, SN95 BMR tubular A-arms, Aluminum driveshaft, LED's, 255 LPH 
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BigJake Offline
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#4
Don't worry I've spent thousands and thousands on parts, women and beer over the years. As long as you enjoy life along the way who cares.
1987 Thunderbird Turbo Coupe 5 speed Boosting 25 PSI with Boport/Stinger parts !
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347BIRD Offline
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#5
thanks for the good words!!! I do like it and its a lot of fun to drive. The guy who I bought it from had it on here and he has numerous other things for sale all at ridiculous prices.... like a shifter knob for 250??
1988 Blk T-Bird, 5-spd, Raven int, 3G Alt, K&N conical, Boost controller, ported E6, ported and polished IHI @ 16 psi, 03 Cobra wheels, 255/40/17, 275/40/17, SN95 BBK lowering springs, SN95 Koni struts and shocks, Maximum Motorsports C/C plates, SN95 BMR tubular A-arms, Aluminum driveshaft, LED's, 255 LPH 
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Jeff K Online
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#6
$250 or even more is pretty much the going rate for a new or like new OEM shift knob, believe it or not.
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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Pete D Offline
Administrator
#7
What Jeff said on the shift knob. They been over $300 for years for a new, in the wrapper TC shift knob.
Pete Dunham


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Not B Anymore Offline
Administrator
#8
Yep, shift knobs, '87-'88 headlights, and 140mph speedo's are high dollar items these days.
Brian Leavitt
'86 TC 5-Speed -- MS2x w/COP | 83 lb. injectors | T3/T4 50 Trim Stage 3 .63AR | Full 3" Exhaust - No Cat | Motorsport FMIC | Ranger Roller | Ported E6 | Walbro 255HP | Kirban | 20psi | 120-amp 3G | 8.8" 3.55 rear | '03 Cobra Wheels
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347BIRD Offline
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#9
WOW! I would have never guessed , thx guys
1988 Blk T-Bird, 5-spd, Raven int, 3G Alt, K&N conical, Boost controller, ported E6, ported and polished IHI @ 16 psi, 03 Cobra wheels, 255/40/17, 275/40/17, SN95 BBK lowering springs, SN95 Koni struts and shocks, Maximum Motorsports C/C plates, SN95 BMR tubular A-arms, Aluminum driveshaft, LED's, 255 LPH 
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anasazi4st Offline
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#10
(07-23-2019, 02:46 PM)347BIRD Wrote: WOW! I would have never guessed , thx guys

I bought the OEM shift knob new from Ford in 1992 for $75, so they weren’t cheap even then.

As I recall, I looked at 140 mph speedometers also, they were like $150. I didn’t do it, seems like a bargain now.
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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