North American Turbocoupe Organization



Part Needed - Exhaust Manifold bolt
schererg Offline
Junior Member
#1
Hi,

I have a bit of a problem.
I need the one exhaust manifold bolt that has the stud on it that holds the stock intercooler in place on a 87-88 Turbocoupe.  

I have an 87 Turbocoupe that I just rebuilt the engine on. Now I got it all back together and I can't find that bolt.  Can't run the car without it either (I did that once accidentally and the intercooler blew right off the hose).  The car is useless without this bolt/stud.

Can anyone help me out?
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Kuch Offline
Senior Member
#2
Schererg,
Bummer on the bolt, while I do not have any extra bolts as I still run them on the car, I will say that my factory intercooler is not bolted to the studs and support anymore either. I swapped to a T3/T4 last summer and the bracket was just off enough that I couldn't use it. My hose clamps are nice and tight and I run 18-20 PSI on them and never had them blow off. I know I don't know how much boost your running, but you should be able to tighten those clamps down and be good. If I had a basic non-stud bolt to swap out, I would give you one of the stud ones.
1988 Turbo Coupe, Black/Black, 5 Speed, Moonroof,  T3/T4 50 trim, ported E6, 255LPH, Kirban, 3" DP dual 2.5" w Hooker Maxflows, MGW shifter, K&N, Gillis valve, RR cam, Koni's
1964 Ford Galaxie 500XL, 390 6V, 4 Speed, Vast and fast
1960 Ford Starliner, 292 Y Block, 3 Speed, slow and low
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schererg Offline
Junior Member
#3
Thanks for the offer. I managed to find an M10 stud at ACE that is exactly 85mm long, which is perfect. Just threw a couple flange nuts on it and I'm back in business. I just feel safer this way.

BTW - my first car was a 64 Ford Galaxie 500. Only had the 289 though - first engine I ever rebuilt. Went through 3 C4 trannys - what junk they were.
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Kuch Offline
Senior Member
#4
cool man, I had another 64 Galaxie years ago with a 289, great little engine. It had a 3 speed manual and was pretty fun to drive and it sounded awesome with duals and glasspacks. Glad you found a bolt to use
1988 Turbo Coupe, Black/Black, 5 Speed, Moonroof,  T3/T4 50 trim, ported E6, 255LPH, Kirban, 3" DP dual 2.5" w Hooker Maxflows, MGW shifter, K&N, Gillis valve, RR cam, Koni's
1964 Ford Galaxie 500XL, 390 6V, 4 Speed, Vast and fast
1960 Ford Starliner, 292 Y Block, 3 Speed, slow and low
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Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#5
Several times in the past I have made my own studs for various applications by taking 2 regular bolts and welding them together head to head along with some grinding to (kind of) reform the hex or cutting the head off one of the bolts and welding the threaded part of the bolt with the now missing head to another bolt head. Worked fine, but not sure I would trust one of my home made studs in a high stress application.
Jeff Korn

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