North American Turbocoupe Organization



DIY boost controller wat ya think guys
Khaled Offline
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#1
http://www.geocities.com/chmwatson/FAQs/mbc.html

check this out...12bucks and u got a controller for you boost...is it worth it to try..

thanks
1987 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe 5Speed
Working on restoring it and making it more powerfull

http://mystic-modders.dyndns.org/tbird.htm
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Pete D Offline
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#2
Let us know how it works
Pete Dunham


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Demented2.3T Offline
Member
#3
I built one from that site and after playing around finding the right spring it works awesome. no spiking and no problems thus far. nice even boost
1986 Turbocoupe
Stock t3, front mount IC, TurboXS BOV. Home depot MBC the daily driver
1988 GT 410 hp at the crank 448 ftlb torq
1986 mustang T-top coupe 2.3T project
1997 Honda CBR F3
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jmthunderbirdturbo Offline
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#4
the gillis is faster to install, and i didnt have to make it. however, it was 40.00 bucks. i guess you gotta ask yourself, is your 2 or 3 hours time, plus gas and such to the hardware store(assuming you can find all of what you need) worth 28.00 dollars?? not sure if you wish to conceal this modification, but the gillis is smaller, and comes with all tubing required, AND the plug for the turbo inlet housing(VERY IMPORTANT), something not mentioned on that page.

moller
AM

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1987 tc, goldie, mods: mandrel bent downpipe to cat with turn down, gillis valve, 155 lph pump, kirban afpr, 100 psi fuel guage, handmade pvc cold air intake, optima. 15.457 @89.22(#24)(special thanks to turbocoupeturbo)(firedoctor)
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charles88tc Offline
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#5
Been there tried that. Bought a gillis.
88 tc 5sp, Gillis, K&N on vam, Redneck cat back exaust (nothing from the cat back) 220,000 mile short block. Rebuilt 86 head and cam.
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Demented2.3T Offline
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#6
well mine took me a lil over an hour to make, install and play with the spring till i got it right. and i have 9 bux in the whole thing. well worth it for me, but i have all the tools, ball bearings, springs i needed in my garage. the rest was a 10 min trip to home depot
1986 Turbocoupe
Stock t3, front mount IC, TurboXS BOV. Home depot MBC the daily driver
1988 GT 410 hp at the crank 448 ftlb torq
1986 mustang T-top coupe 2.3T project
1997 Honda CBR F3
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Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#7
I am often accused of being cheap, but $12 worth of parts (more if you dont have the tap), $5 worth of gas driving to 2 or 3 hardware stores, trying a bunch of different springs to see which ones give me the correct range of boost control (another $5 in gas), forking up $40 for a Gillis is the way to go.

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Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 23 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 // 04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car) // 91 Topaz (daughters first car)
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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John R Offline
Member
#8
Jeff u r 100% right 40.00 well spent
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Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#9
Quote:Originally posted by charles88tc:
Been there tried that. Bought a gillis.

Charles, you tried building that same controller? Did you gt it to work at all? Did it spike boost? Slow to respond? Just wondering...... seems to me as if that bleed hole in the side is too large in those plans.

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Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 23 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 // 04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car) // 91 Topaz (daughters first car)
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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Demented2.3T Offline
Member
#10
well jeff i can cheap it up even more because i rode my motorcycle to Home depot got everything i needed including a spring assortment.. But i agree if someone doesn't have necessary stuff to build it or the mechanical knowledge then buying the Gillis is 100% correct. Im more the person that would rather figure it out and be able to say " ya i made that"
1986 Turbocoupe
Stock t3, front mount IC, TurboXS BOV. Home depot MBC the daily driver
1988 GT 410 hp at the crank 448 ftlb torq
1986 mustang T-top coupe 2.3T project
1997 Honda CBR F3
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