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New Home for Turbo
BJL Offline
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#1
The past year we have been full force into buying our own home.
of course we have to have a garage of some sort.
luckily after months of searching and numerous times be out bid in this housing market. we purchased our new home.
https://imgur.com/soFVDhr
The garage is a 24x24 detached. needs some work. but is perfect for what i need it for.
https://imgur.com/35wW0Ng
https://imgur.com/ckKbnzm
https://imgur.com/nfCGMAR
then finally got the sshrine in our bedroom fixed up haha
https://imgur.com/yCbYsEU
its a start and hope to be working out there soon. but first we have to look into some thing to fix and change in the house
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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gtbird Offline
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#2
Congratulations, good luck and make some new memories!
1988 T/C Silver with red interior, fully loaded except for leather. 5 lug conversion with 97 Cobra wheels, Cobra 13" brakes up front, Mustang brakes out back, Koni adjustable shocks and struts, NOS Koni lowering springs . Maximum Motorsports control arms and caster/camber plates, subframe connectors.
SOLD September 2020. Will miss this car after 19 years of building/driving/showing....time for a new chapter in my life.
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Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#3
Congrats on the new house, Brian!!!
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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Rob H Offline
Member
#4
That's a good looking spot, and a nice looking cougar too!
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Mikey97D Offline
Member
#5
Congrats on the new place! Nice to have a garage with fall and winter coming.
1988 TC, 5 spd, Stinger 3" Exhaust, Schneider Roller Cam, -4° Cam Pulley, Cone Filter, Gilles Boost Control Valve set at 17 psi, 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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Pete D Offline
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#6
Way to go Brian. Start making some good memories.
Pete Dunham


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anasazi4st Offline
Senior Member
#7
(09-22-2020, 08:19 PM)BJL Wrote: The past year we have been full force into buying our own home.
of course we have to have a garage of some sort.
luckily after months of searching and numerous times be out bid in this housing market. we purchased our new home.
https://imgur.com/soFVDhr
The garage is a 24x24 detached. needs some work. but is perfect for what i need it for.
https://imgur.com/35wW0Ng
https://imgur.com/ckKbnzm
https://imgur.com/nfCGMAR
then finally got the sshrine in our bedroom fixed up haha
https://imgur.com/yCbYsEU
its a start and hope to be working out there soon. but first we have to look into some thing to fix and change in the house

Hey at least you HAVE a garage! As a former apartment dweller whose Turbo Coupe was parked in a carport with 2 other vehicles, I can vouch for that. Kind of hard to do serious car work when you have to put everything away at the end of the day. We got our house 3 1/2 years ago, don’t know how I did without a garage before.

Some of my best early memories of that time were putting up the pegboard and hanging up the tools, finding a good workbench, getting the work area ready, etc. Best of luck, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

BTW, have you heard of a product called Pull It Out? It’s a white liquid that you pour onto oil stains on cement or concrete, wait a few minutes until it dries (it turns into a powder), then you just sweep it up. Stains are gone! (Some might need another application.) A bottle of it was waiting in our garage when we got the house. Amazing stuff.
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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BJL Offline
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#8
thanks everyone! wefinally closed the lease on our old house and the last of my stuff came over this weekend. currently cant walk to much in the garage. and the tbird is covered in carboard boxes for now.
this will be exciting time in here for sure.
whats even better is my neighbor is a car guy and has a 53buick sedan on air bag. he fabbed it all himself. he has just about a full blown workshop in his garage.
now i need to clean up my garage and get enough room in there so i can work on andrewjs18 tbird so he can start enjoying it again.
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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Mikey97D Offline
Member
#9
That garage floor looks pretty clean and being a detached would make it easier (not easy) to acid etch and treat the concrete while you can. A friend of mine just redid his garage and the materials alone ran about 2k for the epoxy approach but came out beautiful. Just a thought.

Mine's a wreck.
1988 TC, 5 spd, Stinger 3" Exhaust, Schneider Roller Cam, -4° Cam Pulley, Cone Filter, Gilles Boost Control Valve set at 17 psi, 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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Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#10
When we bought our current house 31 years ago, the wife insisted on a detached garage. Her reasoning was that if I started a fire while welding, grinding, torching off old rusted bolts, etc, etc only the garage would burn down and the house would still be intact. I only started one small fire in 31 years while stick welding some 1/4" thick plate steel.... some dry leaves had blown in the garage that I didnt notice, and some stray sparks (weld splatter) started the leaves on fire. Didnt even need my fire extinguisher.... just stomped the small fire out.
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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