North American Turbocoupe Organization



never seen these before
Nsw Offline
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Ford-Rang...enameZWDVW
cant say ive ever heard of a 2.3 turbo diesel. prity cool though.
1988 5speed black every option. 3inch single turbo to tail(stinger), manual boost control. k&n cone walbro fuel pump

1986 xr4ti project car..... way to many mods to list.
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mfpmax Offline
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#2
They are rare beast...just like the diesel Lincoln MK7s.
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Pete D Offline
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#3
Yeah, reare. I saw onw at a Car show a couple years ago. First one I every saw.
Pete Dunham


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Jeff K Offline
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#4
They also made some (but not many) diesel Escorts and Tempos in the mid 80s. They were even slower than the gas powered versions, which were SLOW.
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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Huey866 Offline
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We had a diesel escort and a diesel VW at school. Theyve been worked on for countless hours, but never seen them run.
87 TurboCoupe - silver, 137k, 5-speed, 3.73, 5 lug swap, MM... Evertything, 03 Cobra Brakes, Griggs Subframe connectors, Bo 1.5, Big Valves, massaged 79 turbo head, Essy Cam Gear, Boblog + Elbow, .63 T-3, Stinger Exhaust/FMIC

Currently dreaming about ball-bearings and Pimps
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THUNDERPINTO Offline
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#6
I believe they are mazda engines. Not bad if taken care of.
2 87 TC's one is a Watkins Glen
88 TC no engine or interior,a no rust project
66 mustang coupe,71 triumph spit
52 Dodge powerwagon(s)
79 TC powered Pinto
99 Harley Roadking
73 750 Norton Commando Combat
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Martin Offline
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#7
Actually, the Turbo Diesel Rangers were very common up here in the Northern part of North America! Still see the odd one running around. At one time I had looked at buying a couple of of the engines from a wrecker yard (The engines usually lasted longer than the truck did!) to stuff into my boat, as I had twin 470 Mercruisers (I-4 gas engines) and the RPM for the boat at cruise and the top RPM for the Turbo Diesel were a great match. Sold the boat before I had a chance to do the swap. (At 8 gallons an hour for gas, it was getting hard to justify, the Salmon I caught ended up being worth about 20 dollars a pound!!!!)
Great little engines, tough as nails.
Martin
Stock 87, no mods, Black with the grey interior.
Boost High, Fly Low
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Nsw Offline
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#8
its a little off topic but you gotta love the salmon fishing there. i wish i still lived in van. i was roofing in a steel mill in delta right on the river, you could see them jumping out of the water.
1988 5speed black every option. 3inch single turbo to tail(stinger), manual boost control. k&n cone walbro fuel pump

1986 xr4ti project car..... way to many mods to list.
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