North American Turbocoupe Organization



New to me, TC
bgjohnson Offline
Member
#1
I shall call it 'Vader'. 1988 T-Bird 121k miles, 5 spd. Taken care of by a father and his son since 99, 2 owner car(I think), full synthetic fluids since 60k miles, leather is just about perfect. Full options besides sun roof, everything works, car is about as mint as you can get for 1988. Dealer undercoating and it was down south for awhile and never driven in the snow. Funny, I wanted one, looked for a day, and bought one the next day. I think the guy I bought it from is a member on this board as well. Here's some pics, they were the ones he showed me, blizzards aren't great for photos shoots.

[Image: Tbird1.jpg]

[Image: Tbird2.jpg]

[Image: T-bird4.jpg]

[Image: T-bird5.jpg]

[Image: T-bird6.jpg]

[Image: T-bird6.jpg]

Can't wait for it to warm up to drive it.
89 mustang 408 TT
Project 2.3T fairmont wagon DD
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grey88smokin Offline
Posting Freak
#2
Congrats and welcome, car looks good and clean. Lucky you for finding that in two days, took me a lot lot longer than two days. Good luck with her.
84 SVO 1C
08 MKZ
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bgjohnson Offline
Member
#3
Thanks!

I can't believe it either. In the past I have gotten screwed with every turbo car I have ever bought. This thing seems solid as a rock though. It has a slippin clutch, but that can be fixed really easy.
89 mustang 408 TT
Project 2.3T fairmont wagon DD
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Pete D Offline
Administrator
#4
Real nice car.

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k65/bg...Tbird1.jpg

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k65/bg...Tbird2.jpg

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k65/bg...-bird4.jpg

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k65/bg...-bird5.jpg

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k65/bg...-bird6.jpg
Pete Dunham


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Jarron Offline
Senior Member
#5
Purrty Bird. Wish my black one was that clean...
1987 TC aka BIRDPWR - 5 Speed - Silver / Raven; NEW MOTOR!, .48 T3/4 Stage II, BOV, Gillis BoostValve,K & N Filter, MSD Ignition, 3G Alt, HID 8000s.

NEXT UP: 3" DP, 255HP fuel pump, AFPR, larger injectors, FMIC
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zbird Offline
Posting Freak
#6
Welcome and nice car. You are in the right place for all your questioned to be answered. I searched for years to find the right one. You are extremely lucky.
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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1sicpony Offline
Senior Member
#7
Nice wheels. Hard to believe it has that many miles on it. Keep it shiny side up.
bobby mac

88 TC gillis, modified air filter, 9K
06 ViperTruck,NightRunr 190 of 400
13 copperhead dodge ram hemi
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xcrunnerbd Offline
Posting Freak
#8
Sweet car .. Nice find! My TC's happened like that. I decided I wanted a car, looked in paper, saw one test drove it and bought it the next day. That TC met deer, wanted another one and looked in same paper, found another one and bought that one the next day. 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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bgjohnson Offline
Member
#9
Thanks for the kinda words. I am very happy the guy before me kept meticulous care of it. Glad it didn't go to somebody who wouldn't take care of it.

I do have a quick question. Will upper and lower control arms from an 87-93 mustang fit these cars? I'm a foxbody mustang guy and would love to be able to swap some things over, or find cheap parts.
89 mustang 408 TT
Project 2.3T fairmont wagon DD
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fizzerman Offline
Junior Member
#10
By the way, most of those miles are highway miles--hey, it looks better now than when we had it!
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