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88TCSEYMORE Offline
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New to the board and a new 88TC owner!I just bought a one owner 1988 turbo coupe with 86.000 original documented miles on it!The car is in very good shape except for the original black paint!Car is fully loaded except for leather!I paid only 850.00 for it and drove it home!!How did i do on the deal??
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Pete D Offline
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#2
Welcome,

Sounds like a good buy to me.

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You only need two tools in life; WD-40 and Duct tape. If it doesn't move and it should use WD-40. If it moves and it shouldn't, use Duct Tape.

88 TC X 2, 86 SVO, mods list at
http://www.turbotbird.com/showroom/pd_88tc.htm
Pete Dunham


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Joe F Offline
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#3
Welcome!

Sounds like you probably got a pretty good deal.

It's nice to have someone else on the board that's on the same coast!

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Joe F.

My 87 TC page - Mod list with sources
JR's Place - My '87 Turbocoupe
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88TCSEYMORE Offline
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JOE-I was just admiring the instrument cluster in your pictures of your car!!NICE JOB!!That came out sweet!!I do have a question in regards to the mustang cold air kit you installed!!Do you have pictures of this mod and how much of a pain was it to do!!
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Joe F Offline
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Thanks about the cluster; it works really good too! And I can actually see stuff happening on the voltmeter, as opposed to the joke of a ammeter.

No, I didn't take pix of the cold air mod, but it really wasn't that hard to do. The toughest part was cutting the tubing to the right length without a real cutoff saw. I'll take some pix this weekend if you want and email 'em to you. Let me know. It is possible to fab one up yourself a LOT cheaper, though.

[This message has been edited by JoeCool (edited 01-12-2004).]
JR's Place - My '87 Turbocoupe
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Ed Meinel Offline
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#6
Sounds like you got a good deal. Remember to send pics for the Showroom.

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Ed Meinel
88 TC: stock
88 TC: twins!
99 Mustang GT vert: modded
www.turbotbird.com/showroom/EdMl_88TC.html
Ed Meinel
04 Jaguar XK8
01 Bentley Arnage
Gone: 88 TC to son's father-in-law
Gone: 88 TC: twins!
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Reeve Offline
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#7
Sounds like a killer deal!

I bought my 88 5 years ago for $3300 with 80K on the clock If you want to do the car right get it on a regular diet of Mobil 1 I did as soon as I got my car and the motor is still like new on at 160K Well I did burn some exhaust valves but that was my fault. Good luck you will enjoy this car.

[This message has been edited by Reeve (edited 01-13-2004).]
1988 TC stock for now
1980 Capri RS turbo 11.42@120 broken
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ThunderChickenTC Offline
Senior Member
#8
welcome to the best site and club in the world!!!! Sweet deal on your TC i paid $700 for my 88Thunder Chicken.....bought it with 137,000 miles and broken window clip on driver-side door. It's driver seat reclining mechanism was shot due to the previous owners welding abilities, and door panels were missing some pieces, but car ran great and looked in great shape besides those monir defects, so i say you made out like a bandit considering these cars are still worth $2200!!! Once again, Welcome.
Dennis Lamb....a.k.a."Thunder Chicken"
88 TC ....Custom window tint, American Racing 15" rims with Michelin X-radial tires 215-70-r15, 9mm Ford Racing Spark-plug wires, K&N air filter, 3 core radiator, 180* Thermostat, Head completely rebuilt with an upgrade to a roller-cam, Silvannia Silverstar Bulbs for headlights, Painted wiper blades, XM Radio, Custom system with a custom built 5 cu. ft. box(2 and 1/2 cu. ft. per sub.), Custom Alarm System. Next is Magnaflow exhaust mod!!!
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dreese74 Offline
Junior Member
#9
A good buy? You STOLE the car! I paid $2300 for my 87 TC, 84k miles, very good cond incl slate grey paint, but it needed a thermostat and a radiator.

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Dan Reese

'87 Turbo Coupe- K&N on the VAM, ATR 2 1/2 inch dual ss exhaust, timing @ 13*, Gillis soon to be installed.

"I love the smell of Cam2 in the morning..."
Dan Reese

'87 Turbo Coupe- K&N on the VAM, ATR 2 1/2 inch dual ss exhaust, timing @ 13*, Gillis soon to be installed.

"I love the smell of Cam2 in the morning..."
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88TCSEYMORE Offline
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I spent all day yesterday changing out the leaking valve cover gasket,oil and some under the hood cleaning!!Getting the old valve cover gasket off ( cork ) was a major pain!!Now i have the drivers window to fix!!It has come loose from the regulator some how!!I hope this is going to be a easy fix!!
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