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SAD DAY, She went up in smoke
TurboXbird Offline
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#1
Well, here a few pics of my 85 TC, my wife was using for work (security) when doing her rounds and when she parked it and got out smoke started rolling out from under the hood and she went up in flames. [Image: frown.gif] [Image: frown.gif] It fixable, but it needs alot under the hood now. [Image: frown.gif] I guess this just gives me a reason to make it bigger and better right? I'm going to start tearing it apart this weekend. She called me after it happened and said we have a big problem, i was thinking dead battery or something like that. But when she told me it caught on fire, i was like speachless. Oh well, things happen. If anyone has a complete harness for sale i need one, perferably for a 87-88 TC (i have a La3 computer from a 5 spd 87 TC. Thanks for leting me ramble on, It'll look and run even better after i rebuild it, HEHEHE
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jabobia Offline
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#2
holy crap...is she okay?

how did that start?

[Image: frown.gif]

-james

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87 Thunderbird TurboCoupe - 2.3T, T5, 3.55L - K&N, 18psi - [email protected](2.37 60')
88 Thunderbird Sport - 5.0SO, AOD, 2.73L - [email protected](2.39 60')
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87 Thunderbird TurboCoupe - 2.3T, T5, 3.55L - K&N, 18psi - [email protected](2.37 60')
88 Thunderbird Sport - 5.0SO, AOD, 2.73L - [email protected](2.39 60')
www.cardomain.com/id/jabobia
jabobia.com
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TurboCoupe50 Offline
Posting Freak
#3
Sorry to hear about your Bird. From the looks of that mess, you probably had a fuel leak.

You don't want a '87-'88 harness. None of the '85 plugs will connect to it, and the EEC test connector is in the ABS harness. Will be much easier to adapt the original type harness to a LA3

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Three 1988 Turbo Coupes .....
yea one of em has a 5.0 And runs 13.1s......
uhhh make that [email protected] with a 90hp shot of nitrous.
1988 Turbo Coupe331 AOD

1972 Comet GT

1969 Fairlane Cobra 428CJ 4-Speed
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TurboXbird Offline
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#4
I'm not sure yat what started it yet, i'll find out this weekend when i taer into it. But i'm thinking the turbo might have developt a oil leak becaust it looks like it might have started under the turbo by the downpipe. OK, cool, thanks for the info on the 87-88 harness. Let me change that then. if anyone has a harness for my 85 TC, i'm looking for one please and thanks.
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strimtbird Offline
Junior Member
#5
Sorry to hear about your bad luck TurboX, glad your wife was safe tho. When I bought mine it had had an engine fire too but after I got rid of all the burnt stuff it cleaned up great. The engine and tranny were already removed so it made it easier. Make sure all of your injector O-rings look ok. Good luck on making it bigger and better.

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new car, 87 TurboCoupe,wht on black cloth,SN95 Mustang seats,351W EFI,5 spd, SN95 brakes and suspension,18x9 Steeda
wheels,more to come
new car, 87 TurboCoupe,wht on black cloth,SN95 Mustang seats,351W EFI,5 spd, SN95 brakes and suspension,18x9 Steeda
wheels,more to come
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JONESER Offline
Senior Member
#6
I know how ya feel!
Strim bought my 87 that cought on fire...
87 Turbo Coupe, 5-speed, boost at 18 PSI, K&N in finder, tangerine paint, shaved door handles, locks and emblems, painted interior trim(same as exterior), tiger print headliner, visors and door panels, Autometer gauges, 5.6" monitor & Playstation 2, lowered, white pony wheels...did I forget anything?
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silvrbllt Offline
Junior Member
#7
I have the harness, ecm (pk1), and spare engine out of an 85 tc sitting here. I was thinking of selling it all pretty cheap.

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1985.5 Turbo Coupe project
1996 Mercury Grand Marquis LS
1978 Chevy Caprice Landau Coupe
1985.5 Turbo Coupe (RIP)
1986 Cougar 289/5spd project
1996 Mercury Grand Marquis LS
1990 Chevy G20 Van
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turbocoupes Offline
Senior Member
#8
MAN THAT SUCKS!!! a few years back when I was working an independant garage had a TC come in with an oil leak[they had a reman engine install by Ford dealer 2 days earlier]found it was the valve cover...told them don't drive until it gets fixed...they drove and it burnt the wnole nose and back into the car...the dash,headliner...WHAT A MESS!!! bought the car for $100 ...good deal for me!!!...I haven't finished the car yet...I do know how you feel...It Can Be Fixed!!!...

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TurboXbird Offline
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#9
silvrbllt you have a PM
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