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FloridaTurbo Offline
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#1
I saw the post on the TC model, I didn't know anybody else liked the minature TC's! Well, to begin I have a huge collection of hobby stuff so don't be alarmed by the numbers here...

Monogram made the 1/24 87-8 TC model. I have 6 still in the box

They also made a Pro-Street/Pro-Stock 83 Bird (V8 of course) of which I only have 2

There is also the "hot pink" TC Pro-Streeter (Turbo'd V8) that I only have 1 of (one of the first models I ever built) also, the guy that lives 15 min away from the real one, FIND IT! PICTURES! PLEASE! We all want to see it, the old Hot Rod it was on the cover of is VERY hard to find!

Revell also made a 87-8 TC Pro-Stock (Bob Glidden) that is expensive when you find it.

NOW, HO Scale Slot Cars also give us a go!
Rokar, now called LifeLike made a 87-8 TC slot car that was VERY popular and in fact, is still in production, I have about 20 various paint schemes already! The newest set was called Turbo Speedway or something like that and came with 2 glow-in-the dark TC's. If you find one, buy it. Makes a great Christmas/Birthday gift for the little ones.

And of course, Matchbox! They made the 87-8 TC in 1/64 and even included it in their "World Class" line. (Think Ferrari's, Porsche's, Lotus, etc.)

All of these float around eBay, however as mentioned by others, it's hard to make them look like ours! So here is my proposal, anybody that would like a miniature version of their TC, I will build it, for a small fee though. I am an award-winning model builder (Look in the Feb 99 issue of Scale Auto, the June 01 issue of White Dwarf, and the local IPMS shows) I have a considerable stock of the little TC's and so if you can't find one, my inventory is available. Anybody interested? If you know me from eBay, my user ID is "ScorpionAirbrushing" because I do custom paintwork. If you are interested, let me know! I might open an all TC hobby shop! Go NATO!

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1987 TC 5-Speed
World Class T-5 tranny, Sachs heavy-duty clutch, Gillis Boost Valve @21psi, 2.5" down-pipe, 3" straight-pipe with full 3" 40-Series 3 chamber Flowmaster into 3" downturn, Indimidator custom Cold-Air Intake, NGK Plugs, Blue Streak Rotor and cap, Motorcraft Wires, gutted interior, A/C removed, Goodyear RS-A Z-Rated tires, LX grille for extra cooling, 340 lph Walbro pump, Kirban adjustable fuel regulator (last 2 STILL not installed)

1992 SHO Taurus 5-Speed (selling)

1988 TC (wrecked, parting out)

1986.5 Nissan Truck, old reliable parts hauler

1984 Porsche 944 5-Speed "The Project"

More cars coming? It's curse disguised as a blessing...

Michael Pinto
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slacken00 Offline
Senior Member
#2
this one http://www.barrett-jackson.com/auctionre...?id=159069

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88 tc black no exhaust after cat. louder the better. 99 mustang 35th aniv. spoiler silver oh yeah 140 speedo. just installed 255 walbro, a pillar ford racing white face gauges boost and oil pres. gillis boost valve set to 12lbs. all my clutch will hold for now
88 tc black, sc50, stinger 3 inch ex, 255 lph fp, kirban afpr, bov, ported big valve head w/a237 cam, gutted upper intake, (knife edged lower, 75 pph inj. not on yet), spec 3 clutch, street tires best run 13.9, best mph. 109.5(no tuning)

http://s186.photobucket.com/albums/x147/...t=1073.jpg

2008 ford edge sel awd
2000 ford mustang gt,exhaust intake chipped
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BJL Offline
Moderator
#3
Quote:Originally posted by FloridaTurbo:
Revell also made a 87-8 TC Pro-Stock (Bob Glidden) that is expensive when you find it.



AHHHHH! WHAT!
i just took one of them in plastic opened and painted it to match my real car! no no no!!!!!!!!!!!!!
UGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ugh! charlie brown ugh!

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Brian J Larkin AKA Turbo
1988 Turbo Coupe 5spd
Twilight Blue
boost valve, k&n cone, glasspacks gettto rigged ram air, cracked header panel
[Image: burnout3-9.jpg]
Brian J Larkin
88TC 320k miles
T3, FMIC ,3in stinger exhaust, gillis,
255 walbro, afpr, 5spd swap,spec clutch, sn95 5 lug,.
89 Cougar XR7 3.8SC Auto
95 Ranger Splash 3.0 auto
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FloridaTurbo Offline
Member
#4
If only it wasn't pink! I can't believe nobody out there wants miniture versions of their cars. Come on car show guys, you've seen every camaro under the sun with a model on the dashboard or air cleaner. Is there any interest at all?

Michael
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ThunderPidgeon Offline
Member
#5
i like the idea of a miniature model of my car, but i wouldn't pay someone to build it for me. its like taking the car to a shop for something i am perfectly capable of doing myself. Plus i love the feeling after i repair/build something myself. like after i dropped the 'new' motor in my T/C, it had to be one of the biggest highs ive ever had, knowing i completed this project pretty much by myself.

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1987 FORD T-BIRD T/C
w/ '85 xr7 motor/head/turbo soon to be intercooled...
1985 MERC COUGAR XR7
(parts)
1983 FORD T-BIRD 5.0
(/-\-/-\-/-\)
Trollhammaren!
Trollhammaren!
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1987 T/C 5-speed
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nightwing Offline
Junior Member
#6
you wouldn't happen to know the model # on the matchbox TC? i'd like to know so i can find one.
"just flying the bird"
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FloridaTurbo Offline
Member
#7
Matchbox parts #s
are 28-J 59-H and 61-F. The part#s want do any good as in reality there is about 40 different paint jobs and about 20 different #s.

I figured alot of you guys would feel the same, the pride of building it yourself, but let's face it, some of us don't have the patience and most of us don't have the time. I didn't figure many people would want models, but I thought a few would like Matchboxes and maybe a few would like the HO Scale Slot Cars. I know alot of you are up north where slot car racing is pretty big.

Michael
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deadbird Offline
Posting Freak
#8
um last year i sold a TC to a guy and he had a FILA as in the shoe brand version of a tbird. it looked between 83-86 bodystyle
1987 5 sp.
- 4.6 2v swap.
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deadbird Offline
Posting Freak
#9
oh ya it was also a real driveable car what the heck is up with that? anyone know a story?
1987 5 sp.
- 4.6 2v swap.
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FloridaTurbo Offline
Member
#10
I know that there's quite a few different NASCAR T-Bird go-kart bodies. There's also a few different TC R/C cars, I have 1. Never heard of a FILA car though...

Michael
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