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New TC owner!
alanjlambert1472 Offline
Member
#1
Hey all:

I am just dropping in to say I'm a new Turbo Coupe owner (actually it's my first Ford product.. thus far only had Chevy, Buick, and Dodge).

I picked up an '86 TC with 92k on it for $1100.. runs great! It does need some minor cosmetic work, but it's mechanically sound.

No planned modifications are happening yet, as this is my only car.. but so far its a great runner as it sits.

-Alan
1986 Ford Thunderbird Turbo coupe
all stock, hacksaw muffler delete, 124k miles.

1985 Ford Thunderbird Elan 5.0, 172k miles, shift kit, true duals, stock otherwise. **SOLD**
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xcrunnerbd Offline
Posting Freak
#2
Nice, welcome and post pix! Smile
Project 13 sec. / 30mpg in '88 TC 5Speed : [email protected] / 32+ mpg

On The Car: KN cone, 2-stage [email protected] 15psi wired to fuel switch, Kirban AFPR @ 39psi, Walbro 255 HP FP, 130A 3G Alt., Full 3" Stinger Exhaust incl. cat. no muffler,

Shelf: .48 T3, ported E6, BPV
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Pete D Offline
Administrator
#3
Welcome to the board.
Pete Dunham


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zbird Offline
Posting Freak
#4
Welcome!!!! this is the place where a wealth of Turbo Coupe knowledge is spewed upon Turbo Virgin eyes and ears!!! You can find everything you need to know from our knowledgable members. We love to share. GET SOME PICS POSTED QUICK.
Dom Z
88 T/C med grey. 140 MPH Speedo, Kirban FPR, Gillis valve,Tripminder, K&N.
87 T/C Silver, Auto (project Daily driver)
99 F150 4x4
14 Ford Escape 2.0L Turbo
IF YOU DRIVE A FORD YOU DON'T NEED A GOODWRENCH!!
88 T/C http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZihO_D1FLCE
87 Silver http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dVU5axnb...ature=plcp
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alanjlambert1472 Offline
Member
#5
This forum seems to have a different setup for picture-posting, but I will as soon as I can.

I don't know much about these Fords.. what HP levels will the engine internals/transmission/rear end grenade at? Also, the 1986 is rated at 150 hp from the factory? It certainly doesn't feel like that.. my Charger had about 160 and weighed 2400 lbs, and the T-bird feels quicker.

Also my temperature gauge seems to have a short, as it will periodically creep up for no reason. I'll likely check all of the wiring and connectors first. After all, the wipers didn't park, and it was just a bad ground!
1986 Ford Thunderbird Turbo coupe
all stock, hacksaw muffler delete, 124k miles.

1985 Ford Thunderbird Elan 5.0, 172k miles, shift kit, true duals, stock otherwise. **SOLD**
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Pete D Offline
Administrator
#6
Some help on posting pics here:
http://natomessageboard.com/ultimatebb.p...9;t=000160

The engine can take a lot more power than stock as long as it doesn't run lean. If you want to see the recommended first mods, read this. http://www.turbotbird.com/techinfo/Mods/Mods01.htm
Pete Dunham


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