North American Turbocoupe Organization

Ford Parts Policy
MN88TurboCoupe Offline
So I stopped in to a local Ford dealership who is really good at finding me parts. The parts manager told me that if a part hasn't been ordered for a vehicle in 8 years worldwide, that part is discontinued. Not sure if its true but it sounds legit. Just wanted everyone to have a heads up.
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Jeff K Offline
Manufacturers are required to have all service / replacement parts available for 10 years after a model is produced. After 10 years, they are free to discontinue parts. Most TC specific parts have been obsoleted for years. Many of the TC parts still available are common with other cars, often Mustangs, or some dealers have dusty parts still sitting on the shelf in a back room.
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

Sean Story Offline
Senior Member
+1 jeff
S.STORY \ 88 TURBO (project 2.3) \ Laurel, Delaware 19956.

84TBirdTurbo42 Offline
Senior Member
not so true anymore, i dont know if the rule is in effect anymore. i know i just went to get a focus spring at work the other day for a 03, and the part isnt avalible anymore because the vendor went out of business.

any i know the same thing has happened when i had to work on some geo's as used cars. hard to find/ get parts at only 8 or 9 years old.
Chris Perry
1984 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe. Dead, NY rot killed her
1986 Thunderbird shell, swapping parts from the 84.

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