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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 11-21-2002 09:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I thought I'd take this out of the attic for a while and see if anyone bites...

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MLariviere
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posted 11-25-2002 10:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Guess not. I like the late 60's-early 70's with the Knudsen beaks.

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posted 11-26-2002 06:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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MLariviere
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posted 11-26-2002 10:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Because.

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badmav70
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posted 05-12-2003 06:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for badmav70   Click Here to Email badmav70     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
is there not any interst in 87-88 tbirds anymore? i have been trying to sell mine for a while i know if someone would look at it it will sell, but nobody even wants to look at it why do thease tbirds seem undesirable? a few nice mods to it and it would be a nice mustang chaser..

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S/Q 2204
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posted 05-13-2003 12:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for S/Q 2204   Click Here to Email S/Q 2204     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like the one I have, '88. It is actualy the same year as the one the wife had when we married. I keep telling her it is a replacement for the one she had to give up when it was time for minivans. She is not biting.
Mark

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lawless
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posted 05-19-2003 02:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lawless   Click Here to Email lawless     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm really considering of doing an 88 turbo coupe as my next project... they are dirt cheeeeeeep right now... there are many of them out there for less than 2 grand in great shape... as in "adult owned" and never been flogged!!! Try to find a mustang under the same circumstances without paying a premium.

But that's the problem.... I would like to put in a stroker 393 or 408 / c4 combo to create a cool street/strip terror. I'll have to own it forever though. I'll never be able to get my money out of it if I decide to sell it because nobody wants these cars.

Think about what you get in a turbo coupe:

8.8 rear 3.55's w/ 5 speed, 3.73's w/aode
4 wheel disc brakes
most fox mustang factory and aftermarket parts interchange
A cool turbo charged four banger to flog on while the v-8 is being built

Am I missing something here? Yes it's heavier than a mustang, but creative lightening (yes, I made up that word ) can be performed... I bet I can get a fox body t-bird as light as some of the 64 fairlanes that I've had in the past, and I bet it would be a more reliable and comfortable street/strip car...

Does everyone think these cars are butt effin ugly or something??? I can see myself having a pretty nasty hotrod for less than 10 grand.

So..... whatdoyathink????

chris

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posted 05-19-2003 05:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JCQuinn@work   Click Here to Email JCQuinn@work     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I agree that the 80's T-Birds will make a good looking street rod. I think most people ignore them because they are not featured very often in the Ford & Mustang magazines. If you don't go nuts on the lightening (I can't spell it either) you will end up with a nice riding, hot street machine.

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bfxcomet
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posted 05-20-2003 12:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bfxcomet   Click Here to Email bfxcomet     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I built a 84 t-bird last year. I got the car for free and put used parts that were just laying around my shop and some friends shops. I spent $700 total and raced the bird with my fastest time being 14.99. I'm doing some more lightening and hope to add some more power to the combo.
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TurboCoupe50
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posted 05-26-2003 03:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TurboCoupe50   Click Here to Email TurboCoupe50     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There's more interest in these old birds than you may think. Basically lawless hit the nail on the head.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 05-26-2003 05:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by TurboCoupe50:
There's more interest in these old birds than you may think. Basically lawless hit the nail on the head.

Good! Maybe we'll have more than one post per month then!

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lawless
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posted 05-27-2003 10:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lawless   Click Here to Email lawless     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by TurboCoupe50:
There's more interest in these old birds than you may think. Basically lawless hit the nail on the head.




Welcome to M&M TurboCoupe50!!!

I have myself 80% convinced that a 408 powered 88 Turbo Coupe will be my next street strip project.

Are you running a carb or EFI??

chris

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bfxcomet
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posted 05-28-2003 01:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bfxcomet   Click Here to Email bfxcomet     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice looking ride Turbocoupe50 and welcome.
Roger

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TurboCoupe50
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posted 05-28-2003 09:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TurboCoupe50   Click Here to Email TurboCoupe50     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey guys thanks, built it back in '99 as a fun street car, occasional track star(yea right). Engine has Twisted Wedge heads and cam, Cobra intake, BBK headers, full 2 1/2 exaust system. All systems still operational ABS, ride controll, A/C, cruse, etc. Not lightened at all, she's definatly a fat girl at 3500lbs. With me, 3/4 tank, and small tool box I've raced it at 3760.

lawless you ever go to Dinwittie??? Think I may run True Street 5.0 with it again this year at Fun Ford Weekend next month(ran in '01).

http://members.cox.net/mr428/P6290213.JPG

Actually I lied about the Cobra intake
http://members.cox.net/mr428/Kenmore.jpg

A freind over in Newport News has one with Iron Windsor SR heads, Explorer intake, 125hp nitrous etc.
http://members.cox.net/mr428/tomron.jpg

Also there is another one over in Portsmouth that runs 8.0 on the motor(approx 12.6 1/4).
http://members.cox.net/mr428/robert.jpg
Robert was running nitrous and having problems, wound up burning a piston. At least he got his pic in MM&FF, they didn't foto mine. With a 150 shot, he has gone 11.64. I bought the kit from him, but don't have enough tire to launch on the 150.

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lawless
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posted 05-28-2003 01:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lawless   Click Here to Email lawless     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I plan on going to Dinwiddie for the FFW next month .....

as a spectator

No race car at this time.

I have to figure out my housing situation before I jump feet first into this project.

This is the second race season that I've been on the sidelines and it is driving me nuts!!!

Hope to meet everyone at FFW!!!

chris

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greasemonkeyIV
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posted 10-25-2003 09:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for greasemonkeyIV     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ok, you're looking for a bite.... you got me. I'm new to this forum but learning TONS from all you guys... this is a great site, among some other really good ones out there.

Yes, there is interest in these cars. As a 30-something, previously classic-car oriented, 20 year motorhead, my wrenching has been resparked by the '87 TurboCoupe (fully optioned, 5spd, like new paint, 80k orig. miles, $3k?! yeah!) I bought earlier this year. I've followed TurboCoupe50's posts and others like him - this guy is a WEALTH of knowledge. Hats off.

Although my ride is still mostly stock, I've got plans in the works for a Windsor based/Tremec build coming. These cars offer great swap potential using factory parts, yet you don't see many out there done up. With the 5.0 crowd out there bringing so much aftermarket support to our brand, there's no reason not to get into one of these cars for fun if you have the means and need a new project. Great street cars, or more as a few have proven.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 10-25-2003 09:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome!

They are great cars, definitely worthy of fixing up and enjoying. I'd love to see this forum thrive.

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TurboCoupe50
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posted 10-30-2003 09:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TurboCoupe50   Click Here to Email TurboCoupe50     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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I've followed TurboCoupe50's posts and others like him - this guy is a WEALTH of knowledge. Hats off.

Awww Shucks... ain't nuthin'

While its your car and this is a free country, I'm not one who likes to see a really cherry TC rodded with a V8. There are plenty of swap canadates around with good bodies and bad engines/trannys. I'd keep it originial and find another one to mod. But again it's your car, and I ain't gonna squak no matter what you do with it.

I keep a few spares around, have a grand total of $650 combined in the red and blue ones. AHEM... Don't eve ask how much i've sunk in the white TC. I did get a deal on it back in '97($1215). Got it with a badly worn cam, and all the tires were shot, but otherwise it was decent.

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