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jtucci Offline
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Hello Everyone. Quick intro, name is James. First car I ever owned was an 88 TC manual. Sold it back in 99 and wanted it back as soon as I let it go.  FF a few years, and I ended up finding one back in 2016 and am now the proud owner (again).  Red exterior, red interior, same as I had before.  Purchased from original owner, 186k miles with all 28 years of service records.  I'm just a tinkerer, so I've been pretty much taking parts off, cleaning them up and putting them back on. Learning a lot as a I go through trial and error. Car was purchased from east coast, so there is a lot of dirt and surface rust underneath, that I usually don't see on vehicles here in the desert.

Funny story, to me anyway, is that I was so excited when the car was delivered that I went online and printed a 30 day tag, called up the insurance company, got the policy, drove to the gas station to top off, then off to emissions.  After failing emissions, I drove home with my tail tucked between my legs, thinking great, now what? Put the car in the garage and get ready to tell the wife of my failed mid-life crisis. Then thought, east coast may not have same restrictions, so I go ahead and take a quick peek under the car, and yep, no CAT.  Not gonna pass without that in any emissions state.  Got one on and passed the following week, but what a roller coaster of emotions that was.

Anyway, glad to be here, hopefully will post some photos of what I've done to the vehicle later and maybe lean on you guys from time to time for help, parts to buy, or just random TC based chatter.
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Jeff K Offline
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Welcome to NATO!
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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Mikey97D Offline
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Welcome back! Glad you got the car thru emissions. Looking forward to the pictures.
1988 TC, 5 spd, Stinger 3" Exhaust, Schneider Roller Cam, -4° Cam Pulley, Cone Filter, Gilles Boost Control Valve set at 17 psi, Walbro 255 lph, CHE Rear Lower and Upper Control Arms, Braided Brake Lines, Hawk HPS 5.0 Front and HPS (F) Rear, CRES Inserts in front calipers, and '93 Cobra Wheels with General 235/50R17 Tires.   
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Kuch Offline
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JTucci,
Welcome to the forum, your story sounds just like mine. Had an 87 5 speed base car back in 99-01, sold it and regretted that move ever since. Found another one in 2016 like you, except this is a black on black 88 5 speed with a moonroof, which I always wish my 87 had. I am not selling this one, drive yours and enjoy it, you will find lot's of help on here if you have questions about it
1988 Turbo Coupe, Black/Black, 5 Speed, Moonroof,  T3/T4, ported E6, 255LPH, Kirban, Stinger Exhaust, MGW shifter, K&N, Gillis valve, BP1.5, PIMPx, Koni's
1964 Ford Galaxie 500XL, 390 6V, Big Solid cam, Headers,3.89's, 4 Speed, Vast and fast
1960 Ford Starliner, 292 Y Block, 312 4bbl intake, headers, 3 Speed, slow and low
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