North American Turbocoupe Organization



New-ish tbird owner from vancouver WA
Frankie_bird Offline
Junior Member
#1
Hello NATO fellas!,

I am glad to be apart of the turbo tbird community again! I will be picking up the new addition on Friday. She's and all stock (minus cone filter) 88 w/ 5sp. She is a fairly stripped down model it has manual passenger seat, no eq, no side lamps and no keypad to unlock doors. All of those options I would rather not have anyways so I couldn't be happier.

I used to be apart of this board, but that was some time ago and don't have access to the email attached to the old account.

First plan of attack for her:
Walbro
New turbo of some sort (t3, Ebay special? Not sure yet)
Get her running right

Long term plan:
400 ish hp goal
Stinger pimp
FMIC
Head work maybe? Esslinger head? Not sure what will be necessary
I am sure there will be other items to be addressed to get to a reliable 400 hp

Beauty of this go around, I'm not daily driving it.



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Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#2
Welcome to NATO!

Great looking TC!
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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Pete D Offline
Administrator
#3
Welcome, nice looking TC.
Pete Dunham


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Frankie_bird Offline
Junior Member
#4
Just realized I had two of the same pics.. side shot attached now.
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Mikey97D Offline
Junior Member
#5
Very nice find! You've got two more option than mine: Sun Roof and Leather Interior.

Looking forward to following your build.
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Frankie_bird Offline
Junior Member
#6
Thanks for the compliments! Well got her back and drove a couple miles. Clutch is almost non existent, under heavy throttle and mid-upper rpms or will give a couple bucks. I also noticed it was spoiling up to about 13-15 lbs... gauge is probably off, but that reminded me I need a Gillis..

Spent a few hours learning to buff! somewhat happy with results, but still have swirls. 👎


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Pete D Offline
Administrator
#7
Various companies offer an actual "swirl remover" product.
Pete Dunham


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SmokeyBurnout Offline
Junior Member
#8
Jealous of you leather interior!!
1988 TurboCoupe 5speed. All stock except K&N filter, Gillis BCV, and 140 MPH speedo.
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