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two turbo cougars at a nearby junkyard...
bhazard Offline
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#1
These are actually two cars a family friend had, she had my dad junk them a few years back. Both autos, one I think is an 84, the other I think is an 85-86. Going by the dashboards in them. Funny thing is one has a TC intercooler, but a regular hood.

Would a turbo out of one of them be a good upgrade to my IHI? What all would I need to take to swap them? What is a good quick and dirty way to nab the turbos out of the car? What tools needed? If I wouldnt be able to swap one into my car I think it would be fun to try a TT Cleveland Fairmont (LOL).

Also, any notable parts to look for in the cars?
88 TC, 170k, K&N, $5 Boostvalve, Stinger 3" ex., 3" Magnaflow, 3" Stinger tail, Zoom clutch
15.26 @ 86mph, 2.18 60' killed valvetrain & headgasket
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Pete D Offline
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#2
The turbos would be T3 so they would be upgrades to the IHI.

Quote:What is a good quick and dirty way to nab the turbos out of the car?
Air tools, an extra set of hands.
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bhazard Offline
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#3
Well... I dont think I could get an air compressor and tools to the middle of a junkyard :/
88 TC, 170k, K&N, $5 Boostvalve, Stinger 3" ex., 3" Magnaflow, 3" Stinger tail, Zoom clutch
15.26 @ 86mph, 2.18 60' killed valvetrain & headgasket
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bhazard Offline
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#4
Any idea on what... say, socket sizes I would need? I dont wanna lug an entire tool set around the junkyard or have to run back home everytime I need something I dont have.
88 TC, 170k, K&N, $5 Boostvalve, Stinger 3" ex., 3" Magnaflow, 3" Stinger tail, Zoom clutch
15.26 @ 86mph, 2.18 60' killed valvetrain & headgasket
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AerobirdMotorsports Offline
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#5
Pull the entire exhasut manifold/turbo assembly as one and keep ALL the water and oil lines. Try to sawzall the downpipe right before the cat as your IHI one won't work.
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Chuck W Offline
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#6
'84 XR-7?

What steering wheel? If it's the flat 4-spoke one w/o cruise on it I might be interested in it.
83 TC Clone, 80 Cougar XR-7, 85 Volvo 244 Turbo, AND 88 Scorpio
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bhazard Offline
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#7
Im gonna try to get over there some time and take pics of the cars.

I must ask again, what sizes are the bolts on the manifold and such, and how do I get the water/oil lines?
88 TC, 170k, K&N, $5 Boostvalve, Stinger 3" ex., 3" Magnaflow, 3" Stinger tail, Zoom clutch
15.26 @ 86mph, 2.18 60' killed valvetrain & headgasket
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bhazard Offline
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#8
The guy wont sell the turbo off the intercooled motor since it is apparently a good running motor. I want the turbo off the other one, but if someone offers me good $ I will sell it to them instead. If you see anything in the pics you want let me know.

Chuck, our junk 83 TC out back has that steering wheel, with a Tbird center cap. If you are interested let me know, I will try to take pics.

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88 TC, 170k, K&N, $5 Boostvalve, Stinger 3" ex., 3" Magnaflow, 3" Stinger tail, Zoom clutch
15.26 @ 86mph, 2.18 60' killed valvetrain & headgasket
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Chuck W Offline
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#9
Take a pic of the wheel on your 83TC

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83 TC Clone, 80 Cougar XR-7, 85 Volvo 244 Turbo, AND 88 Scorpio
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vinnietbird Offline
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#10
Hey,if you can get the console panel with switches and the steering wheel (first pic0,I'd take them.
1988 Thunderbird. No details will be given or spoken of.
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