North American Turbocoupe Organization



Factory looking recovered shfter knobs
88TCSEYMORE Offline
Member
#1
I have found someone that recovers factory shift knobs just like the original 5 speed TC shifter knobs.He currently does them for the SVO mustangs and is willing to do them for the TC's.These will look just like the originals with the TURBO and 5-speed pattern .I am working out the details far as cost right now.I would need to know how many of you would be intrested in getting these done for your cars.He would need the old ones for a core .Let me know who is all intrested in having this done.
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mmedic50 Offline
Senior Member
#2
Of course it is based on the final price, but I'm interested.
1988 TC 5 speed, Dark Blue
Build date 5/88.
140 mph Ford Motorsport Speedometer
Tripminder
Walbro 255 Fuel Pump
Kirban Adj. Fuel Pressure Regulator
K&N Air Filter
Gillis Boost Control Valve
New rebuild- .030 over pistons.
SS valves(1.89/1.59).
Center Force Stage II clutch.
ARP head studs.
Crane roller cam .450 lift.
Gutted upper and ported lower intake.
Ceramic coated and ported E6 exhaust.
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turbocoupes Offline
Senior Member
#3
ME TOO!!! interested according to $$$ I have 5 to have done...

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Garry McVey Birdoprey always in flight... TBird TC owners are usually wingin' it
83 86 87 87 87 87 TC 87 XR4ti
Garry McVey "BIRDS OF A FEATHER" TBird TC owners are usually wingin' it
TC's 83 project, 86 donor for 83, 86 FUN street car daily driver with speed equipment from Red 88 donor, 87 blue to be stock street car, 87 red donor for blue and others, 87 red donor, 88 street and strip(now a donor) 14.01 chasin 13.0's, 87 XR4ti project,
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scortster Offline
Junior Member
#4
You've got my attention, if the price is right I've got two I'd like to have done.
88' TC charcoal gray, 5 speed, Ranger roller cam, T3 with valve set @ 18psi, bosch bov, FMIC, 85 TC valve cover, 125K miles and couting
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Mark'87TC Offline
Member
#5
i have my origanal shift knob on my car, and i hate it. i swapped it for one from a 5.0 mustang right away. those knobs are way too damn big, and there like made of NERF foam covered in painted plastic. guess its just a matter of preference.
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88TCSEYMORE Offline
Member
#6
O.K guys and gals i received word that this is not going to be a cheap process.For the members here it would be 111.00 each plus your core .Since he has to make up the patterns and cost of matterials.I think it is a resonable cost since NOS ones from the obsolete parts gougers wanted 150.00 for them when The knobs were available.Obviously this needs to be a group thing the more sent in at one time the better.You all let me know and if it is a definate thing i will get the ball rolling on this deal.
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Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#7
$111? Holy crap! I just used a 98 Cobra knob. Looks nice, and feels great. Paid $25 for it new from the local Ford dealer. Of course, it doesnt say TURBO on it, but I dont need a shift knob to remind me I have a turbo.... I remember that every time I step on the gas! [Image: smile.gif]

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Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 21 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 // 02 Taurus Vulcan(wifes 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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turbocoupes Offline
Senior Member
#8
TOO HIGH FOR MY POCKET!!!

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Garry McVey Birdoprey always in flight... TBird TC owners are usually wingin' it
83 86 87 87 87 87 TC 87 XR4ti
Garry McVey "BIRDS OF A FEATHER" TBird TC owners are usually wingin' it
TC's 83 project, 86 donor for 83, 86 FUN street car daily driver with speed equipment from Red 88 donor, 87 blue to be stock street car, 87 red donor for blue and others, 87 red donor, 88 street and strip(now a donor) 14.01 chasin 13.0's, 87 XR4ti project,
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ThunderChickenTC Offline
Senior Member
#9
i bought an aftermarket alluminum shift knob from advanced auto for $18. Its shaped like a pool ball, but has billit design and is so much more comfortable than the sh!t that was on it when i bought it a few years back. Look into it if you would like a nice looking knob that is well worth the price!!!

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88 TC ....Custom window tint, American Racing 15" rims with Michelin X-radial tires 255-70-r15, 9mm Ford Racing Spark-plug wires, K&N air filter, XM Radio, Custom system with custom built 2 and 1/2 sq. in. box, Custom Alarm System. Next is Magnaflow exhaust mod!!!
88 TC ....Custom window tint, American Racing 15" rims with Michelin X-radial tires 215-70-r15, 9mm Ford Racing Spark-plug wires, K&N air filter, 3 core radiator, 180* Thermostat, Head completely rebuilt with an upgrade to a roller-cam, Silvannia Silverstar Bulbs for headlights, Painted wiper blades, XM Radio, Custom system with a custom built 5 cu. ft. box(2 and 1/2 cu. ft. per sub.), Custom Alarm System. Next is Magnaflow exhaust mod!!!
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mmedic50 Offline
Senior Member
#10
I'm out too, I've got the Cobra knob. An addition 80-90 bucks for the word "Turbo" is too much. TC owners are frugel, or cheap, I haven't figured out which yet!
1988 TC 5 speed, Dark Blue
Build date 5/88.
140 mph Ford Motorsport Speedometer
Tripminder
Walbro 255 Fuel Pump
Kirban Adj. Fuel Pressure Regulator
K&N Air Filter
Gillis Boost Control Valve
New rebuild- .030 over pistons.
SS valves(1.89/1.59).
Center Force Stage II clutch.
ARP head studs.
Crane roller cam .450 lift.
Gutted upper and ported lower intake.
Ceramic coated and ported E6 exhaust.
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