North American Turbocoupe Organization



is this haynes manual helpful at all?
matt f Offline
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#1
http://www.autobarn.net/hay36082.html

I'll probably get the ford ones at some point, but i figured this was a cheap place to start.
Ricky Bobby's Laughing Clown Malt Liquor" 88 Turbo Coupe'
2010 LeMons: 21st @ Capitol Offense, 17th @ Detroit Bull Oil Grand Prix.
Up in flames NJMP 2011
It's heart will beat again in an 87 Mustang!
2- 87 TCs, 1 88 TC, future race and support vehicles
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Pete D Offline
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#2
They are nowhere near the factory manuals. I have a couple for other cars.

You may?? find them cheaper at Half Price Books.
Pete Dunham


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zbird Offline
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#3
I found a Chiltons manual for the T/C at half price books. It was in new condition and has alot of good info even for the Teves abs and the PRC. It shows how to disassemble the interior and has decent wiring diagrams.
Dom Z
88 T/C med grey. 140 MPH Speedo, Kirban FPR, Gillis valve,Tripminder, K&N.
87 T/C Silver, Auto (project Daily driver)
99 F150 4x4
14 Ford Escape 2.0L Turbo
IF YOU DRIVE A FORD YOU DON'T NEED A GOODWRENCH!!
88 T/C http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZihO_D1FLCE
87 Silver http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dVU5axnb...ature=plcp
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luvlyts Offline
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#4
i have that haynes manual its pretty good
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lonstar7 Offline
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#5
I have the Hayns, Chiltons, and Ford factory manuals. They all have good and bad points. Like Pete says, the Ford manual is the is the most detailed and complete, but it's so big (3 volumes, 1 supplement)it's sometimes hard to locate what you want. I bought the set on eBay for $65.
The Hayns and Chiltons manuals lack some details, but they are a lot better than nothing, and they sometimes have shortcuts and useful procedures not in the Ford manual. Got mine at Half Price books for less than $10 each
Lonestar7

1988 Black/Red TC, 5 Speed, 92,400miles (on 4/14/2012). KYB Shocks And Struts, 140MPH Speedo, CHE Rear Control Arms, Otherwise Stock.

2005 Volkswagon Golf GLS 1.9L TDI Turbo Diesel, 5 Speed Manual, InMotion Stage II Chip Tuning

1998 Dodge Ram 2500 4X4, 5.9L Cummings Turbo Diesel, 5 Speed Manual

1988 Firebird Formula 350, 350ci Tuned Port Injection, 700R4 Auto
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matt f Offline
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#6
I bought the factory set on ebay.

thanks for the feedback
Ricky Bobby's Laughing Clown Malt Liquor" 88 Turbo Coupe'
2010 LeMons: 21st @ Capitol Offense, 17th @ Detroit Bull Oil Grand Prix.
Up in flames NJMP 2011
It's heart will beat again in an 87 Mustang!
2- 87 TCs, 1 88 TC, future race and support vehicles
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onehard88tc Offline
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#7
Kinda late but anyone needing info as far as shop books ect for Turbocoupes... please e-mail me or shoot me a message ...I own a shop in Bristol TN and I have full axcess to Mitchell on demand which is a direct copy of Ford manuals... hope this helps... Brian S.
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anasazi4st Offline
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#8
I bought my Haynes Manual in 1991 right after I bought my TC. It's got a grey cover and says it's for 1983-1988 Thunderbirds, and is an EXCELLENT source of information (especially when combined with the shop manuals). I know that later ones include ALL the post-TC T-Birds, and are less helpful. I've used mine so much the spine glue came apart some years ago...I used a three-hole punch and stuck it in a three-ring binder. It's also where I keep my greatly detailed maintenance records.
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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Not B Anymore Offline
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#9
Older repair manuals are much better than anything current. I have a Chilton, Haynes, Clymer, and Factory Shop Manuals for both birds. Sometimes it's just easier to use one of the smaller books than trying to search through the factory books.
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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anasazi4st Offline
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#10
Ford (and the other car manufacturers) are infamous for listing specially designed tools to assist in repair jobs. One of the things I like best about the Haynes manual is the alternate suggestions you're presented with as possible substitutes for those tools.

I usually consult the Ford manuals first, then take a look at the Haynes for more information.

I know this is an older post...hopefully my comment can prove helpful to someone in the future.
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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