North American Turbocoupe Organization



What is the secret handshake?
1987tc Offline
Senior Member
#1
There must be something that I am missing!
I want to remove the bolt in the distributer hold down to replace it with that Allen wrench set up that was sold online a while back. I can see the bolt looking through the serpentine belt but cannot get a socket on it!
I had been able to get to it on my other TCs but not this one. The hose for the PCV that runs down there is in the way.
Is there a secret handshake I need to know?
Wes
Sold my Turbocoupe. It went to a good home.
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Blue88TC Offline
Member
#2
swivel and a extention works wonders for me on my 88!!!!
1988 turbo coupe, ported head, big valves, RW #1 cam, adj cam gear, front mount, ported intake, gillis, k&n cone, exhaust
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1987tc Offline
Senior Member
#3
I tried that. No dice.......... [Image: frown.gif]
Sold my Turbocoupe. It went to a good home.
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Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#4
Remove dist cap, which will give you a little bit more clearance. Might help to remove the PCV hose that is in the way.

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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 // 02 Taurus Vulcan(wifes car)
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
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B_Lieder Offline
Senior Member
#5
I've used a 17mm crows foot and a 6 inch socket extension in the past.

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Bill Lieder
1988 TC
MODS: Ported big valve head with ss valves, ported upper & lower intakes, Racer Walsh #2 Roller cam, Walboro 255HP pump, Kirban adjustable FPR, 3" Exhaust, Star stage 2 clutch w/ stage 3 pp, K&N cone, Gillis valve, Race engineering adjustable cam sproket, 245 50 16 Bridgestone tires
Bill L
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Gregg Offline
Senior Member
#6
Curse a lot!!! I always get it eventually after that. hehehe
Gregg
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Pete D Offline
Administrator
#7
Quote:Is there a secret handshake I need to know?

If we told you we would have to kill you.

I forget, i put in the allen wrench set up a few months ago. I can tell you that you will really like it ---- when you get it in!! [Image: biggrin.gif]
Pete Dunham


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1987tc Offline
Senior Member
#8
I know I will like it! Right now the timing on the car is set at 10 btdc with the spout out. I would like to advance it a little to liven up the car a little.
Wes
Sold my Turbocoupe. It went to a good home.
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Matt S Offline
Posting Freak
#9
I can get to the bolt quickly, with the car running and everything in place using 2 5" 3/8 extensions and a crows foot. There's an art to slipping the crows foot under the hose there, but after a few times it's easy for me now. The hard part is keeping it all together and not falling in hard to reach (and hot) places.
Duct tape. Is there anything it CAN'T do?
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Turbobob_dup1 Offline
Member
#10
Once you do get it out very quickly run to the nearest Jyard and grab a 13mm bolt from an N/A stang [Image: wink.gif]
To get it off you should be able to slip a shallow socket by the PVC hose and slowly lift the dist as you loosen the bolt. You won't have to take it all the way out. Just till the bolt is loose enough to take out by hand. Thenm get that 13mm bolt in there and your homefree [Image: biggrin.gif]

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87 Turbocoupe,T3/T4 turbo,much porting,AFPR,255lph pump,GN cooler,K&N in the fender,gutted upper/knife edge lower,big valve head,roller cam,60mm throttle body,Talon 1G BPV.
87 Turbocoupe,T3/T4 turbo,much porting,AFPR,255lph pump,GN cooler,K&N in fender,gutted upper/knifed lower,big valve head,A237 cam ,60mm throttle body,Talon 1G BPV.
4 + 1 = 8!!
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