North American Turbocoupe Organization

Who's got the 5.0?
Swoltz Offline
Junior Member
I feel bad for asking but I can't remember which one (or more) of you guys have a 5.0 in your TC. I was wondering because I am getting my Mazda (yeeeesh!) going so I can drive it. I've decided to make my 5.0 LX a donor car and put switch everything over to my TC. I've had just a bunch of problems finding the right parts to build a turbo 4 cylinder and have already spent too much money. I figure, why not just do something REALLY nuts if I'm gonna spend that much dough! But just wondering if someone could give me info on the wiring changeover because I have EVERYTHING to do the switch.

KMcGrathNJ Offline
Senior Member
Try TurboCoupe50, if he's not here he hangs out at the following site too. They are more oriented to the V6 and V8 crowd.

88 TC T5;White/Red; All options exept Leather; Front Mounted K&N cone filter; 140 Speedo; Superchip; Gillis Boost Valve; Custom vac/boost-volt-temp gauge cluster in console Ground Effects; Spoiler; Blaupunkt H/U; Boston Accoustic 3 1/2" in dash; Polk 6" in doors; Infinity 5 1/4 component in rear deck;
Rockford 10" sub; (2) Alpine amps

Near Future -Paint

Hawk Offline
Senior Member
You may be thinking of Ed Marsh. He has a business that makes 5.0 installation kits, including the wiring.


SteveX82 Offline
Posting Freak
Is there anything with your 5.0 LX "donor" car? If not, why not keep things simple® and install a hopped up 5.0 or 351W in that instead?

maroon 1987 TC 5spd, 131k miles

k&n cone in fenderwell, gillis valve set at 18lbs (22 at track), kirban adjustable fpr set at 42psi, walbro 255 hi-pressure pump, bosch hi-pressure bypass valve, ported e6, .60/.48 T3 turbo, full 3" exhaust

Best 1/4 mile: 14.528 (with 2.272 60' time)
Best trap speed: 95.87mph
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

Swoltz Offline
Junior Member
Oh yeah, wrecked it two winters ago. I've still been driving it but the body is bad enough that it just isn't worth fixing. Plus with over 200K on the odometer(go Ford!) I'll probably do a little hoppin' on the rebuild. Just need to learn what wires go where!

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