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Project Mosquito Sprayer
BJL Offline
Moderator
#1
HAHA my next project, my 1983 TC, have owned it since june of 99,b ut has been sitting in a repair shop storage yard, but it has to leave so im brigning her on home to start a quicky resto, to either drive her or sell her, she aitn prettyu but al there, WISH ME LUCK!!!!!!!

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Brian J Larkin AKA Turbo
1988 Turbo Coupe 5spd
Twilight Blue
so much rebiult or replaced i lost track!
Repaint in Jan 02 by me and my close friends
Brian Larkin
88TC 330,000 miles
Slightly Modified
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Chuck W Offline
Posting Freak
#2
I was wondering if you still had that car. It will be good to see another early TC up and running. If I didn't have 5 cars (and only space for 4 [Image: biggrin.gif] ) I'd think about buying that...keep us up to date on the progress!

Chuck

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Any connection between your reality and mine is purely coincidental..
83 Pseudo-Coupe, 87 Ranger (soon to be 2.3T), 84 XR7, 86 XR4 and 62 Mercury Monterey (old n slo)
NATO Member
83 TC Clone, 80 Cougar XR-7, 85 Volvo 244 Turbo, AND 88 Scorpio
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ashleyroachclip Offline
Member
#3
I have an 86 that same color , with the 10 hole wheels , I love that car more than any of the other 5 ...good luck .Ashley
clowns to the left of me , jokers to the right
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Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#4
Looks like a good solid start for a project, unless the driver side is totally trashed, that is. Pull the dent in the pass door, paint the trim, throw on a a fresh coat of red, and it will at least look great.

From the title of your post, sounds like the motor might burn a little oil?? Good luck with the project.

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Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 20 psi, forced air intercooler, water injection, bypass valve, Ranger roller cam, subframes, etc., etc.. // 86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP nitrous, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.... // 91 Escort: Bone stock winter car // 00 Windstar (wifes vehicle)
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
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BJL Offline
Moderator
#5
well when I got it home it was in the street with no distributor, no battery and no positive battery cable . so I took a spare distributor in, grabbed the battery cable form my daily driver , and a used rotor for the dist. timed everything in by eye, it hasn’t run in about 2 years
gave her a few cranks, started right up, and well smoked out my whole neighborhood. then moved the car back her up in the street gave her a lil gas dumped the clutch (leaving two nice marks) and got UP my driveway (ask steveX82 bout my driveway he be able to give you a better opinion)and into the back yard. now she sits again, next to the 88 Tbird Sport of my dads(declared totaled by insurance company), and i will slowly start working on her.

Now to the smoking
When i first bought the car she smoked, so i put a head gasket and such on, changed the PCV valve, and did a visual check, still smokes like a freight train, I guess I have to much blow by or a worn out turbo, even though she spools up nice, he he,. any thoughts?

He He so happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Brian J Larkin AKA Turbo
1988 Turbo Coupe 5spd
Twilight Blue
so much rebiult or replaced i lost track!
Repaint in Jan 02 by me and my close friends
Brian Larkin
88TC 330,000 miles
Slightly Modified
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