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My 88 Turbo Coupe Build
turbird77 Offline
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#1
Thought I'd post up the progress pics of my '88 TC build for all my fellow 2.3T Bird Lovers here. I'm building this car into a Street Outlaw style Road Race Car. One that will actually be used out on the street racing for money/respect. I love this little 4 banger now, and she will be staying 2.3T all the way. Smile I'm in the Paint/Body work stage of the build right now. The fun stuff comes later on. Smile This car was already near mint and rust-free when I started, so not much resto work to do on this one, thankfully. I will update in real time as progress happens. Since you can't inline images here, this is the photo album link. Enjoy the pics.



http://s1167.photobucket.com/user/TCLove...t=3&page=1
88 TC - Work in Progress.
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Jeff K Offline
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#2
Lookin good!
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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turbospoolin23 Offline
Senior Member
#3
Looking good. Thanks for sharing, keep us updated.
87 TC 5 spd... 17X9 Cobra R's, .60/.63 SVO T3 Turbo, Large NPR, Manual Boost Controller, AEM Wideband, BPV, K&N Cone, Walbro 255, Kirban AFPR, 3G Alternator Conversion, Short Throw Shifter, Stinger 3" Exhaust, Magnaflow Catalytic Converter & Muffler.
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Viper7 Offline
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#4
Nice, looking forward to more pics.
Viper
88 TC Project Car|Deep Ocean Blue Metallic|Marchal Fog Lights|Custom Interior|Custom Instrument Panel|Gillis Valve|Cone Air Filter

Shine she may, Run she must
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Not B Anymore Offline
Administrator
#5
Lookin' good!

You can inline images here, though. Just copy the direct link from photobucket and put image tags around it.
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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Pete D Offline
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#6
Very nice. Keep us updated.
Pete Dunham


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turbird77 Offline
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#7
Thanks guys. Great to see all the Turbo Coupe love here. A lot of sites out there don't have much love for the TC, just jealousy and all that entails, lol! Think I'll stick around for awhile. Smile I will keep you all updated. I'll inline the images from here on out then, makes it a little easier to tell the story behind the pic.
88 TC - Work in Progress.
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Dan E Offline
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#8
Nice ! I may have to stop by sometime and see it sometime if I ever get a chance.... Us Tar Heel TC owners have to stick together !
Dan Eaves
88TC 5spd Vermillion Red, Polished...everything...
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turbird77 Offline
Member
#9
Dan, that would be cool, pm me ahead of time if your ever gonna be in the area. I have a few friends who stop by to checkup on and critique my progress a couple times a month, but no one who really has a love for these cars like us. Hey, if nothing else, I know it's a ways away, but I will be showing this car at the Charlotte Auto Fair next April, would love to have another TC to park next to on the show grounds, especially one as nice as yours!
88 TC - Work in Progress.
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Rod K Offline
Senior Member
#10
Where are you in Charlotte? I am in Cornelius and I have an '87 and and '88 TC. My son Wes lives in Concord and he has an '88.

I am currently building a 2.5 liter engine for my '88 using an offset ground crankshaft, Neon rods and custom CP pistons. I hope to have it ready for the 2.3 shootout in August in Bristol VA.
Rod Kiser, '88TC, 5 speed, 5 lug, Cobra 13" front brakes, Mark VII 11 1/4" rear disc brakes, PiMP'n, Bullit wheels, ATR 3" exhaust, Aluminum driveshaft, EDIS, 60 LB injectors, gutted upper & ported lower. NATO Member
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