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Turbo / Fuel Questions
SteveX82 Offline
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First off, I've finally started looking for another turbo to replace my toasted ihi. The local junkyards have been sucked dry of any T3 turbos, so i started checking online instead. I then came across this deal: and decided to email them about a t3/t4 made to tbird specs. Has anybody here dealt with this company before?

Also, i've decided to buy a kirban afpr and walbro in-tank 255 high pressure pump. Are there any snags in the installation process I should be aware of(I heard something about an incorrect pump to tank rubber seal that came with the kit, is that true?)? Thanks for any feedback, guys. It's only been a month so far without my tbird but i'm already in turbo & manual trans withdrawal over it [Image: frown.gif]

maroon 1987 TC 5spd

gillis valve set at 18lbs, k&n cone on VAM, removed A/C belt, unbolted exhaust at track,
best 1/4 mile: 15.10 @ 89.25mph

UPDATE: car blew the turbo on 8/17/01, so it'll be off the road until next summer when i can fix it.
Estoril blue 1987 TC 5spd, 148k mi, a237, Bailey BOV, spec stg3 clutch, spearco FMIC, 50 trim t3/t4, 3" exhaust, Bamafuel, LM1, 55pph
Best 1/4 mile: 12.31 @ 110mph on 25psi

Jeff K Offline
If you buy the 255 pump, it will probably come with the accessories like the square O ring gasket to fit a 5.0 Stang tank. The TC tank has a bigger hole, so you need a different O ring... about $3 from Ford. When i put in my 255, I had to do a little cutting on the rubber vibration isolation sleeve the pump fits into, but that added maybe 5 minutes to the install.

The AFPR is an easy direct bolt on. Should take all of 20 minutes to install. It is a MUCH easier install on a 2.3T than it is in a 5.0, where you have to pull the upper intake to even see the reg.

Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 20 psi, forced air intercooler, water injection, bypass valve, Ranger roller cam, subframes, etc., etc.. // 86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP nitrous, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.... // 91 Escort: Bone stock winter car // 00 Windstar (wifes vehicle)
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

Pete D Offline
When I put mine in I had to take the metal retaining ring off the bottom end of the old pump and put it on the new pump to hold the filter sock in place.

88 TC X 2, 86 SVO, Main TC with K&N, 3"DP to 2.5"duals through Dynamax, Ric valve at 17+ and disconnected KS.
Elite Bodega 16" chrome wheels. Autometer pod w/ A/F and Vac/boost gauges.140 mph Motorsports Speedo New engine: Total Seal rings and TRW pistons, ported and polished head w/ cc'd chambers,1.59"exhausts, SS valves, gutted upper, knife edged lower, A-230 cam, Race Engineering Adj Cam Sprocket, Crowlers, ARP head studs, and rod bolts. Walbro 255 HP pump and Kirban adj FPR, T-3. Centerforce II, KB subs and jack rails.
Pete Dunham


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