North American Turbocoupe Organization

free mods?
wildchildsixx27 Offline
Junior Member
Hi All,

I am Vince from Reading PA. I just got my first Turbo Coupe (an 88). I am anxious to start making mods to it. does anyone know a good site for the usual free mods i.e air box,raising boost, gutting cats ect? it would be greatly appreciated. although this is my first turbo ford I am semi versed in IC Turbo's and I look forward to speaking with all of you.


runnin WFO

natmac3 Offline
950 blue from Rhode Island? Remembered the name, congrats on the find. Look pretty good- same color as mine.

For "free HP" check these out:

Up front, I would say the cheapest, easiest ways to make some cheap HP are a K&N cone per instructions in the first link, then simply bypass the boost control solenoid on the passenger-side fenderwell, and start looking into upgrading the exhaust. The first link references disconnecting the knock sensor, but I don't recommend that unless you ALWAYS run the highest Octane fuel and you are Positive you know what detonation sounds like.

wildchildsixx27 Offline
Junior Member
Just been lookin around found alot of info here. GREAT SITE

KMcGrathNJ Offline
Senior Member
Quote:Originally posted by wildchildsixx27:
Hi All,

does anyone know a good site for the usual free mods i.e air box,raising boost, gutting cats ect? it would be greatly appreciated.


Um, maybe this one? seriously this is the 2.3 site. I am in Delaware, but do tend to get around, Maybe I'll see you around.

88 TC T5;White/Red; All options exept Leather; Front Mounted K&N cone filter; 140 Speedo; Superchip; Gillis Boost Valve; Custom vac/boost-volt-temp gauge cluster in console Ground Effects; Spoiler; Blaupunkt H/U; Boston Accoustic 3 1/2" in dash; Polk 6" in doors; Infinity 5 1/4 component in rear deck;
Rockford 10" sub; (2) Alpine amps

Near Future -Paint

TurboT Offline
I think the best way to quick horse power in our cars is the Gillis valve. This seems to be one of the greatest inventions yet. It goes on the vacuum line on the passenger fender well and it allows you to adjust the boost level you run. This is the first thing that was recomended to me so I will recomend it to you. The link to the web site is on this board. Just find that and you will be boosting in no time. TJ
86 Turbo Cougar
Boost Valve, New Boost Gauge
FMIC, Finally new rear Rubber
Newer Stock Turbo @ 16psi

85 Turbo Bird Offline
if you want to go even cheaper than the low price of the Gillis Boost Valve than you can always make your own for about $10 from hardware store parts. i'm looking for the intrsuctions myself, so if anyone would be so kind as to post them it wqould be greatly appreciated [Image: biggrin.gif]
85 TC Auto

250-280 rwhp or Bust!!!!
mods: Sony HU, Pioneer 6.5" 3-way in the door and Pioneer 6x8 2-way in the rear deck; full 3" exhaust installed(dp, hi-flow cat, 3" MAC mustang GT cat-back)

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