North American Turbocoupe Organization



new appearance, opinions
BJL Offline
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#1
this my POS naturally aspirated 2.3l non-turbo turbo coupe

i dunno if i like this or not, two differnt looks,

i also covered the red strip with black tape and took off the pin strips. i will be powder coatign the inside door handles vblack, and the keyless entry pad black, and eventaiully removing al emblems except the side "turbo coupe" amd nose embelm.

and in far future ditch the n/a 2.3l for a EFI 5.0 SO, not HO, with a AOD or aod-e if i can get it al to work correctly. ( i liek torqu converter lock up)
Brian J Larkin
88TC 320k miles
T3, FMIC ,3in stinger exhaust, gillis,
255 walbro, afpr, 5spd swap,spec clutch, sn95 5 lug,.
89 Cougar XR7 3.8SC Auto
95 Ranger Splash 3.0 auto
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tps87turbo Offline
Posting Freak
#2
I like it Brian. It has that Stealth look.

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Tony Sceia
Red 88 TC, Med Red with Raven Leather & every option, Walbro 255, 3" SS Downpipe with Magnaflow Dual SS 2.5 Cat Back system, 3-core Radiator, Star Stage 3 Clutch, Rebuilt T-5 Tranny, 4:10 rear, 140 MPH Speedo, New Paint, Headlights, Refinished Snowflakes & New Tires.

She looks so SWEET. Now I need to make some more HP & make the engine look good.
Tony Sceia -

HIS Red 88 TC
http://turbotbird.com/showroom/data_r-z/...a_88tc.php
HERS - Blue 87 TC, fully loaded with every option, Work in Progress
87 Gray TC Parts Car - Gave to BJL and is now his daily driver
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TurboE Offline
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#3
Obviously you'll do what you want but if you want opinions i think if you are goin to make paint scheme changes i would paint as much as possible grey to match your paint. Like the black molding around the car and mirrors outside door handles...... I personally think it gives the car a clean sleek look, i think thats one of the reasons i think black turbo coupes look the best (just my opinion nothing against the other colors they look good too) because the trim most other things are black except the red stripe. I think "grey it out" and maybe a black stripe where the red one is, and paint the "Turbo Coupe" plastic emblems in the molding Black so only the letters really stick out. Oh, and if your gonna paint the wheels also paint the centers to match. ????????
-88 TC Black
5spd, Precision SC50 T3/T4, QH/SD Tune, Gillis, AFPR, 255FP, WB O2, K&N, Ported E6, 3" DP, ATR 2.5" Duals, 3:73 Rear, Konis, Eibachs, 18" Voxx Wheels, X Drilled Rotors.
-06 G35 Coupe Diamond Graphite
-97 Pathfinder
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Keith Nubel Offline
Posting Freak
#4
Well I have to be honest, I don't like it. However if you smoked the windows with a nice dark tint I might change my mind. One should never desecrate a Turbo Coupe by removing the turbo. You need to install a Turbo.

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85.5 TC 5 speed, Ranger Roller cam, 3" exhaust system, manual boost valve, large VAM, SVO PE computer, front mount Motorsport intercooler & sport grille, ported upper and lower intakes,flow matched injectors, ported E6 manifold, 245/45/17 wheels & Tires,140 mph speedo,Motorsport lowering springs, under restoration
1985 TC
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BJL Offline
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#5
Well its defintiyl stealthy, i aitnd the center caps to make, it looks ok, with the center caps silver it looked police interceptor-ish.

keith: mayeb im misunderstoof what you said.
but i duno if you knwo about my story. but all 4 TC's i have owned i bought ready to be scrapped. my first one was sittign in camden new jersey and abou to be impunded for abandoment. my dark blue one was bought out of a storage yard where it sat for 4 years untoched with a blown motor. my red 83 was purchased as the guy was gettign reeady to sell it to a scrap yard (even tho i scrappe dit, it was not restoable, frame rusted and many peices missing) and my fourth this gray oen was sittign in a guy yard for a year before i purchased and got it running and drivable. but i may have misunderstood what you said, but it kinda hurt how i interperted it. i decided to put a efi 5.0l in it so it wouydl stay as one car. yes it clean but it been tampered with , the wiring is a mess etc etc, i am tryign to build the ultamite Tbird to my liking, but i will also own my dark blue TC "Turbo". sorry it just got to me. any oen who has met me knwos how i am. i turned down a 97 mark VIII for this car, it owudl have been a even up trade, i liekd my problem matic car. sorry agian if im misunderstood, i get confused easily
and i cant type for crap.

If this gets out of hand, delete this topic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Brian J Larkin
1988 Non-Turbo Turbo Coupe
med gray met. raven/gray interior, fully loaded minus leather and sunroof!
converted to N/A 2.3l by previuos owner, but its a nice driver with working A/C!
remote start, sequentail turn signals, 2003 stang muff. soon to have 3g alt, stereo, k&n, maybe ported intakes and manifold
1988 Turbo Coupe 5spd
dark blue metallic (the original Turbo!)
gillis boost valve, k&n cone,AFPR, 255lph, HP pump,3G 130amp alt, 3.73 gears,mild torquie cam, factory DP, 2003 mustang take off SS mufflers and custom BJL 2 1/4 tails.
(needs a front frame pull)

[This message has been edited by BJL (edited 07-06-2004).]
Brian J Larkin
88TC 320k miles
T3, FMIC ,3in stinger exhaust, gillis,
255 walbro, afpr, 5spd swap,spec clutch, sn95 5 lug,.
89 Cougar XR7 3.8SC Auto
95 Ranger Splash 3.0 auto
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natmac3 Offline
Administrator
#6
Damn! Another reason NOT to paint my car gunmetal.

Not 'cause I don't like the color, but because it looks So good, there's already too many with it.

Nice choice bro', it looks killer.
[Image: biggrin.gif]
--n8
1987tc
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Keith Nubel Offline
Posting Freak
#7
I didn't mean anything by it, I'm just a grumpy old man with 2 teenage boys :-)

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85.5 TC 5 speed, Ranger Roller cam, 3" exhaust system, manual boost valve, large VAM, SVO PE computer, front mount Motorsport intercooler & sport grille, ported upper and lower intakes,flow matched injectors, ported E6 manifold, 245/45/17 wheels & Tires,140 mph speedo,Motorsport lowering springs, under restoration
1985 TC
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CaifanSC Offline
Member
#8
Personally i think that the TC looks its best in this grey and that bright red (the mach 1 versions). I also like black, but i think the other two are my favorites. By the way, is that grey color called charcoal grey or 'gunmetal'?

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1989 Thunderbird SC, Automatic 227k Miles STOCK. Twillight Blue/Grey Leather...BLOWN HG's
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1994 Thunderbird SC 5-Speed, 146k Miles. B&M Ripper Shifter, SOHC Focus Intake. Black/ Grey Leather
1993 SC 5.0L Auto Red, 1994 SC 5-speed Teal, 1995 SC 5-speed Chameleon Blue
1992 Feature Mustang Convertible 5-speed Vibrant Red, 1991 BMW 850i 6-speed Red, 1994 BMW 850CSi 6-speed Red
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yugoman50 Offline
Junior Member
#9
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BJL Offline
Moderator
#10
Keith: sorry about hat im veyr protective of my car, sorry! no hard feelings?

the color is actually Medium Gray Metallic, paint code 91

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Brian J Larkin
1988 Non-Turbo Turbo Coupe
med gray met. raven/gray interior, fully loaded minus leather and sunroof!
converted to N/A 2.3l by previuos owner, but its a nice driver with working A/C!
remote start, sequentail turn signals, 2003 stang muff. soon to have 3g alt, stereo, k&n, maybe ported intakes and manifold
1988 Turbo Coupe 5spd
dark blue metallic (the original Turbo!)
gillis boost valve, k&n cone,AFPR, 255lph, HP pump,3G 130amp alt, 3.73 gears,mild torquie cam, factory DP, 2003 mustang take off SS mufflers and custom BJL 2 1/4 tails.
(needs a front frame pull)
Brian J Larkin
88TC 320k miles
T3, FMIC ,3in stinger exhaust, gillis,
255 walbro, afpr, 5spd swap,spec clutch, sn95 5 lug,.
89 Cougar XR7 3.8SC Auto
95 Ranger Splash 3.0 auto
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