North American Turbocoupe Organization



Re-Discovered TC Option
deadbird Offline
Posting Freak
#1
Last night driving home in the first taste of winter weather I was reminded of the infamous Turbo Coupe Anti-Traction Control. That neat, sometimes fun, sometimes scary option where once the wheels slip the turbo spools and there is no hope for traction.

On a side note, after much thought. I have decided that my 87 TC is a much better performance car all around than 2010 Police Package Crown Vic. Stopping in the weather last night was better in the Vic but I think that was the tires.
1987 5 sp.
- 4.6 2v swap.
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Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#2
ABS systems have come a long way in the last 25+ years, but the "primitive" TevesII system on the TC still gets the job done reasonably well, IMO.
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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TurboBoost88 Offline
Member
#3
Speaking on the "ABS" subject. Is it possible to convert to 5 lug and retain the abs ?
88 TurboCoupe,Midnight Metallic Blue on Blue cloth, 140 m.p.h. speedo, 96,000 miles, 5spd. Gills valve, many new parts waiting to be installed..88 TC, Silver, 5spd, My first car, wish I still had that one! Built for customers: 67 Ford Fairlane,69 Mach I,70 Mach I Clone,95 Ranger 2.3/5.0 EFI Conversion,99 Cobra Procharger SC-1 Install/Tune,Factory Five Racing Mark III Cobra #4114,1955 Black on Black Thunderbird for local Ford Dealer owner's wife.
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turbird77 Offline
Member
#4
Convert over to Vac-assist brakes on the TC. Problem solved.

The Crown Vic was meant to be a luxury cruiser, not a performance car. Go drive and then compare your car to any 4.6 powered Mustang or Mark, then get back to me. Smile
88 TC - Work in Progress.
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tr_guy79 Offline
Senior Member
#5
It's hard to compare my TC to cars that are perpetually in my rear view...
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'87 - Range Roller 4* adv / 50 trim t04e / Ported E6 / Gutted Knifed intake / Stinger 3->2.5" / Adj. Cam Pulley / Warlboro 255

To Do: PIMP/MS2, FMIC, Bigger Inj
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deadbird Offline
Posting Freak
#6
This crown vic was a P71. It is meant to be performance.

http://w8msp.com/Post24/CrownVicFRside.JPG
1987 5 sp.
- 4.6 2v swap.
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blackbird87 Offline
Member
#7
Nice pedestrian slicer on the hood.
1988 Turbo Coupe 5spd stock. 1987 Turbocoupe 5spd,Totalled.
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deadbird Offline
Posting Freak
#8
Ya. It lights up too. The MSP patrol car has a few odd traditions in it. That's why I love them.
1987 5 sp.
- 4.6 2v swap.
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