North American Turbocoupe Organization



New issue of MM&FF is good!
AerobirdMotorsports Offline
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Just got the latest issue in the mail. It says "TURBO" across the cover with Manny's Red/White/Blue 7-second notch on it. They have a Crown Vic PI, a 5.0 Capri, couple of good turbo articles, and a new project car. A red 85.5 SVO. Of course they installed a whole bunch of Forced4 "stuff" on it. They threw on some Stinger oil lines too. Baselined 151HP/214TQ, removing the little airbox elbow jumped it to 157/229, and a K&N cone netted 164/238. A 87/88 TC IC got it to 167/240. They put a Gillis valve on it (WITHOUT crediting Ric) and upped the boost to 16psi and the FP to 45psi and made 181/267. Think about that, just a $40 K&N cone, a AFPR, and a Gillis netted a 30HP gain and 53 Ft/Lbs of torgue! Then they threw on one of those cheesy and expensive TB upgrades and got 186/272. Jumping up to 18 psi got them to 192/280. Not bad. Except the PULLED the engine and replaced ALL of the seals and gaskets, including a HG, installed Forced 4's gold-plated water lines and a bunch of other crap. Sheesh! I should relocate to New Jersey cause TC's never get ANY love!
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GT350R Offline
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Quote:Originally posted by AerobirdMotorsports:
Sheesh! I should relocate to New Jersey cause TC's never get ANY love!
Try owning a Turbo GT.

Atleast you dont constantly hear , "oh, an SVO?"
GT350R
(sold Sad ) 87 5speed, Motorsport head, [email protected]+2, [email protected], gutted or ported everything & all the typical junk.
84 Gt350 2.3T T-top
84 Turbo GT 418rwhp

My Garage
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AerobirdMotorsports Offline
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Hey, I actually SAW a Turbo GT in MM&FF once. I even cut out the article and saved it!
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Michael Offline
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#4
Yeah and a Turbo Capri is even worse. Atleast they say "oh an svo" instead of, "dont you mean a caprice?" General population doesnt even know capris exist. But then again thats why I have two =)
-Michael-
1983 Turbo RS Rock Stock
1984 Turbo RS Capri 20+PSI
1988 Turbo T-Bird Tricked Out
1987 Turbo T-bird Dont Know Yet
1974 260Z (Early)-2.3T Conversion
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Michael Offline
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#5
So did they mention there future goals for the SVO?
-Michael-
1983 Turbo RS Rock Stock
1984 Turbo RS Capri 20+PSI
1988 Turbo T-Bird Tricked Out
1987 Turbo T-bird Dont Know Yet
1974 260Z (Early)-2.3T Conversion
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Pete D Offline
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#6
http://www.turboford.net/ubb/ultimatebb....3;t=018835
Pete Dunham


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TurboE Offline
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#7
Just reading this thread reminded me about "the turbo confusion"... so i pulled the engine outta my turbo coupe with a friend on sunday, and we got a pizza delivered (i wouldn't expect a pizza delivery guy to know about a turbo coupe, but) he comes out and he's looking at my car and he's like "awww a turbo" im like yeah im pulling the engine out,(and i know you've all heard this, but now i think the guy my know some) he's like "oh thats a 302 right".....ha my friend just looked at me, and im like na, its a 2.3L turbo, then he rolls and my friends like DAMN, i can't believe you even gave him a tip after that!...ha just thought it was pretty funny, i know we've all been there at some point. I'll have to get the mag tho, been meaning to get a subscription...
-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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Import Killer Offline
Senior Member
#8
I had someone ask if my motor was a V8, i wanted to hit him.

Anyone get any retards who think your car is a mustang?
1987 Turbocoupe
Painted sonic blue pearl
Ground effects w/S351 wing
17x9 Chrome Cobra Rs
255/45/ZR17 Kumho 712s
KYB suspension
MOMO shift knob and boot
K&N cone air filter, Gillis boost valve, T-3 turbo, ported intake and E6, A237 roller cam, MSD coil, Kirban FPR
Full 3" exhuast w/Ultra Flo muffler
Brute force clutch
White faced indiglo gauges
2 12" Rockford Fosgate subs and amp
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grey88smokin Offline
Posting Freak
#9
I get Mustang and Cougar all the time. One guy at work calls me Cougar man.
When people tell me that a 5.0 swap would be easy..I reply "yea I hear going slow is easy" That statement seems to confuse people.
84 SVO 1C
08 MKZ
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tps87turbo Offline
Posting Freak
#10
I just picked this up & boy there are turbos everywhere. Seems that we were well ahead of our time. I enjoyed the article on the SVO & the $1600 seat cost to Ford from the supplier (Recaro I believe). I was dissappointed that they did not run the numbers with a different exhaust. I'm sure there would have been a bigger jump in the HP. Pick one up and read on.
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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