North American Turbocoupe Organization

New member, New TC owner!
Dirtball7 Offline
Junior Member
Hello All! I recently purchased a '87 TC and searched around and found this site to be the best, and I was luckily let in! The Bird I bought has 113K on it, is rust/damage free (I live in MN) and was garage stored/not driven in winter! Had 99xxx on it in '99! Just got a lot of maint. done and she is an incredible car in great shape! I have already gotten tons of info from this site, however I was hoping the mod bug wouldn't bite me this time (with this older/new car)...we shall see. Hopefully I can contribute! Thanks!
87 Black TC 5-spd w/Gillis Valve, K&N 0930, Billet Short Throw Shifter, Dual Piston BOV

Dirtball7 Offline
Junior Member
Working on Pics..:-)
87 Black TC 5-spd w/Gillis Valve, K&N 0930, Billet Short Throw Shifter, Dual Piston BOV

lonstar7 Offline
Posting Freak
Welcome. The TC looks to be in great shape from the 3 photos in the link. Some rust and corrosion in the engine bay, but a little cleaning and rattle can satin black paint will fix most of it. If the body is rust free, I'd say you got a really good one there.

1988 Black/Red TC, 5 Speed, 92,400miles (on 4/14/2012). KYB Shocks And Struts, 140MPH Speedo, CHE Rear Control Arms, Otherwise Stock.

2005 Volkswagon Golf GLS 1.9L TDI Turbo Diesel, 5 Speed Manual, InMotion Stage II Chip Tuning

1998 Dodge Ram 2500 4X4, 5.9L Cummings Turbo Diesel, 5 Speed Manual

1988 Firebird Formula 350, 350ci Tuned Port Injection, 700R4 Auto

Pete D Offline
Looks like a nice find to me. Welcome to the board.
Pete Dunham


Jeff K Offline
Welcome! You really lucked out finding a rust free, not winter driven TC up here in the great frozen north.
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

86XR7auto Offline
All TC's need a cone and gillis. Just makes the car so much a better driving/power package IMHO.

86XR7 in pieces...old time [email protected] 88TC stock Red RHSC [email protected], 01 Z71=Nice winter ride, 01 CVLX w/HPP wifes ride!

4cammer72 Offline
Posting Freak
wow!!! thats a sharp bird..... nice score....
88tc (sold) but keeping an eye out.

86 XR7 5spd Offline
Senior Member
Gorgeous Black Bird Smile
David T
T5 / ported E3 / .63 / 35# / K&N
2.5" exhaust w/ cherry bomb
30+ mpg! 8.2 0-60, [email protected] 1/4 (gTech)

Not B Anymore Offline
Welcome to the board. I take it from your first post that the "mod bug" has bitten you before. If that's the case, it will bite again with this car... It's inevitable.
Brian Leavitt
'86 TC 5-Speed -- MS2x w/COP | 83 lb. injectors | T3/T4 50 Trim Stage 3 .63AR | Full 3" Exhaust - No Cat | Motorsport FMIC | Ranger Roller | Ported E6 | Walbro 255HP | Kirban | 20psi | 120-amp 3G | 8.8" 3.55 rear | '03 Cobra Wheels

Redbone Offline
Senior Member
Welcome and nice looking 'bird!
All your boost are belong to us
1988 TC 5m 3" elbow back exhaust(with cat and muffler), Walbro 255, gillis mbc, airbox removed w/ K&N cone, A/C removed, Spec clutch, Ranger roller swap.

John A.

Users browsing this thread:
1 Guest(s)

Theme © iAndrew 2018 - Software MyBB