North American Turbocoupe Organization



Strut Mounts
AZTurbo Offline
Member
#1
Does anyone know where to find new front upper strut mounts/bushings? Ford says they are obsolete and unavailable. Still show on there parts list though. Ford Part # E7SZ181A161BA or Motorcraft Part # AD903.

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88 Turbo Coupe, Silver, 5 Speed. Original owner.
88 Turbo Coupe, Silver, 5 Speed. Original owner.
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Chuck W Offline
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#2
Forget about the stock mounts. W/ all the rubber in them, they are not for performance applications. You have two choices.
1) Go to a parts store and get the replacement strut mount for your car (Moog/TRW/etc). They are the cup type like the Mustang. Some even come w/ poly bushings. If they don't, you can get them cheap.
2) Get a set of caster plates. Kenny Brown and Maximum Mtrspts make them for the TBirds.

Just my opinion
Chuck
83 TC Clone, 80 Cougar XR-7, 85 Volvo 244 Turbo, AND 88 Scorpio
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1987tc Offline
Senior Member
#3
I strongly second Chucks suggestion! I have had the caster/camber plate on Mustangs and they are the way to go!
Wes

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1987 TC:
Hurst compition plus shifter,K&N cone,rollor cam,custom single exhaust,Gillis valve,H&R springs,KYB shocks,struts and quads.
3.73 rear. lots more to come!
Linton Indiana
Sold my Turbocoupe. It went to a good home.
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kibstone Offline
Member
#4
OK, so this has been bugging me for a while... Since a Mustang is a Fox body and a TC is a fox body (albeit much heavier) are the camber plates the same?
88 TC, mostly stock. Future plans include: Eibach Front Lowering Kit; Gillis Valve; 2.5" Stainless Cat-Back Exhaust (done); T3 turbo; Ported/Polished head work; port-matching on all pieces; and the list could go on and on and on...
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1987tc Offline
Senior Member
#5
I think they are up till 86 and 87-88 are different. Ask Chuck at Kenny Brown's. He can fix you right up.

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1987 TC:
Hurst compition plus shifter,K&N cone,rollor cam,custom single exhaust,Gillis valve,H&R springs,KYB shocks,struts and quads.
3.73 rear. lots more to come!
Linton Indiana
Sold my Turbocoupe. It went to a good home.
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Chuck W Offline
Posting Freak
#6
Nope- They are the same in the Tbirds from 83-88, but they are different from the Mustangs
83 TC Clone, 80 Cougar XR-7, 85 Volvo 244 Turbo, AND 88 Scorpio
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