North American Turbocoupe Organization



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SmokeyBurnout Offline
Junior Member
#1
Greetings everyone! New member from southern Indiana. I've owned a couple fox body Ford's in the past. I had an 88 T-Bird Sport (5.0L analog guages, AOD w/floor shifter) some 20 years ago. I've always wanted another one, but finding one in acceptable condition has been hard. It seems more Turbo Coupe owners were interested in preserving their cars than Sport model owners. After months of searching, I found a Turbo Coupe worthy of my ownership (5 speed in excellent condition). I hopped on a plane and met the seller at the airport. After a test drive, I made the purchase (it wasn't cheap). The car has 140k miles on it. But it has been well maintained with records to prove it. My other options were much more expensive, low mileage, automatics. Some of you here may recognize this car as the previous owner did take it to some shows. I love the car and plan to daily drive it except when there is salt on the roads.

In a previous life, I was an ASE Certified Master Technician. So I know my way around the toolbox. I'm looking forward to exchanging ideas with the members here!


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1988 TurboCoupe 5speed. All stock except K&N filter, Gillis BCV, and 140 MPH speedo.
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SmokeyBurnout Offline
Junior Member
#2
My immediate plans for this car are pretty simple as it's going to be my daily. I'm thinking high flow fuel pump, injectors, performance exhaust, tune, kicka$$ stereo upgrade, keyless entry / remote start, and I MAY lower it an inch or so. After all that I'm going to drive the snot out of it until I break it. Once that happens, Imma get ridiculous!!
1988 TurboCoupe 5speed. All stock except K&N filter, Gillis BCV, and 140 MPH speedo.
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86 XR7 5spd Offline
Senior Member
#3
Great looking 'Bird !!!

LOVE the white ! Smile

your upgrade plan sounds solid - keep us posted ...
David T
T5 / ported E3 / .63 / 35# / K&N
2.5" exhaust w/ cherry bomb
30+ mpg! 8.2 0-60, [email protected] 1/4 (gTech)
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86 XR7 5spd Offline
Senior Member
#4
more pix ?
David T
T5 / ported E3 / .63 / 35# / K&N
2.5" exhaust w/ cherry bomb
30+ mpg! 8.2 0-60, [email protected] 1/4 (gTech)
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SmokeyBurnout Offline
Junior Member
#5
No more pics right now. We're experiencing a long stretch of gloomy / monsoon weather in So. Indiana these days.
1988 TurboCoupe 5speed. All stock except K&N filter, Gillis BCV, and 140 MPH speedo.
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