North American Turbocoupe Organization



Recent ‘88 Owner
Patrick Finn Offline
Pfinn77
#1
Hello! My wife, Shelley and I became proud owners of a 1988 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe this past summer! Shelley’s first brand new car was a black with red ‘88 Thunderbird and she absolutely loved that car. When her former husband and she had two children, she sadly traded it in for a family vehicle. She’s mentioned that car a lot so I decided to search for another one for her. Found one exactly like it near Pittsburg, PA, trailered it home and have been updating it since. It sat in someone’s garage for 28 years and has only 41.000 miles on the odometer! We’ve replaced the entire fuel system, belts, hoses, brakes, shocks, struts, a/c system, changed all the fluids and filters, had the paint job cleaned up and had the original wheels refurbished. I’ve never owned a classic car before but I’ve sure been enjoying this one! The interior is leather and in exceptionally good condition except for a small tear on the side of the drivers seat and the passenger side arm rest needs a little work. Everything works except the cruise control. 

I was thrilled to find this organization and I’m looking forward to learning from all of you!
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andrewjs18 Offline
Administrator
#2
show us some pics!
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Pete D Offline
Administrator
#3
Welcome to the board. Post some pics when you can Smile
(02-17-2019, 08:57 PM)Patrick Finn Wrote: Hello! My wife, Shelley and I became proud owners of a 1988 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe this past summer! Shelley’s first brand new car was a black with red ‘88 Thunderbird and she absolutely loved that car. When her former husband and she had two children, she sadly traded it in for a family vehicle. She’s mentioned that car a lot so I decided to search for another one for her. Found one exactly like it near Pittsburg, PA, trailered it home and have been updating it since. It sat in someone’s garage for 28 years and has only 41.000 miles on the odometer! We’ve replaced the entire fuel system, belts, hoses, brakes, shocks, struts, a/c system, changed all the fluids and filters, had the paint job cleaned up and had the original wheels refurbished. I’ve never owned a classic car before but I’ve sure been enjoying this one! The interior is leather and in exceptionally good condition except for a small tear on the side of the drivers seat and the passenger side arm rest needs a little work. Everything works except the cruise control. 

I was thrilled to find this organization and I’m looking forward to learning from all of you!
Pete Dunham


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Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#4
(02-17-2019, 09:16 PM)Pete D Wrote:
Welcome to the board. Post some pics when you can Smile
(02-17-2019, 08:57 PM)Patrick Finn Wrote: Hello! My wife, Shelley and I became proud owners of a 1988 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe this past summer! Shelley’s first brand new car was a black with red ‘88 Thunderbird and she absolutely loved that car. When her former husband and she had two children, she sadly traded it in for a family vehicle. She’s mentioned that car a lot so I decided to search for another one for her. Found one exactly like it near Pittsburg, PA, trailered it home and have been updating it since. It sat in someone’s garage for 28 years and has only 41.000 miles on the odometer! We’ve replaced the entire fuel system, belts, hoses, brakes, shocks, struts, a/c system, changed all the fluids and filters, had the paint job cleaned up and had the original wheels refurbished. I’ve never owned a classic car before but I’ve sure been enjoying this one! The interior is leather and in exceptionally good condition except for a small tear on the side of the drivers seat and the passenger side arm rest needs a little work. Everything works except the cruise control. 

I was thrilled to find this organization and I’m looking forward to learning from all of you!

Welcome to NATO!!
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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Patrick Finn Offline
Pfinn77
#5
[attachment=1219 Wrote:         andrewjs18 pid='254408' dateline='1550437338']show us some pics!

Thank you Jeff, Pete and Andrew! I’m not too good at navigating through blogs but I think I was successful in uploading three pics.


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andrewjs18 Offline
Administrator
#6
nice, raven leather too! my 87 has raven as well.
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50RACER Offline
Senior Member
#7
Very nice car!
87 TC Medium Canyon Red
88 TC Black Beauty
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