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Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
9/26/19 7:03 p.m.

Backstory is from 2001-2007 I was hardcore into Turbo Fords, specifically the Thunderbird Turbo Coupe. I've owned over 50 of them (no lie) and even had a decent garage business making parts for them that I sold to a guy in Connecticut.

There's an 87 TC for sale that's an auto-to-T5 manual swap (so still has 3.73 rear end) with a T3, 3" exhaust, and other mods with power sunroof (which I love) for $1850...

I don't need another car. I don't need another car. I don't need another car. I don't need another car. I don't need another car. I don't need another car. I don't need another car. I don't need another car.

jimbob_racing
jimbob_racing Dork
9/26/19 7:04 p.m.

Yes you do need another car.

Ian F
Ian F MegaDork
9/26/19 7:06 p.m.

Really? Stop you?  You've come to the wrong place to get such advice. devil

 

Saron81
Saron81 Reader
9/26/19 7:06 p.m.

 

If a similar XR4 came up for sale local to me... I’d have a hard time saying “no!”

 

i also really like the aerobirds.

 

What color is it?

kazoospec
kazoospec UltraDork
9/26/19 7:12 p.m.

Why would you want a Turbo T-bird?  You can't do anything cool with a turbo cou. . . 

1987 thunderbird turbo coupe for sale | the car 1987 thunderbird turbo coupe paint sikkens base clear ... --blue. Kinda like it

uh, yeah, so you should totally buy it. 

slowbird
slowbird HalfDork
9/26/19 7:15 p.m.

Do it do it do it do it do it do it

doitdoitdoitdoitdoitdoitdoitdoit

Idea: you buy it, have it shipped to me, and I'll keep it safe for you. devil

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
9/26/19 7:18 p.m.

It's in Spokane, which is far away, but I have a friend out there that can both look at it and store it for me.

 

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
9/26/19 7:21 p.m.

It's Oxford White. (Note - not actual car in question)

MrChaos
MrChaos Dork
9/26/19 7:22 p.m.

do it

MazdaFace
MazdaFace Dork
9/26/19 7:32 p.m.

Can't wait to see your build thread 

penultimeta
penultimeta HalfDork
9/26/19 7:33 p.m.

Uhh yeah. Wrong place to get dissuaded. Do it 

RossD
RossD MegaDork
9/26/19 7:34 p.m.

But those engines are heavy.

Thats all I got.

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
9/26/19 7:45 p.m.
RossD said:

But those engines are heavy.

Thats all I got.

I'm staring at the Cobra in the garage and trying not to tell myself that the drivetrain is the same weight and that a stupid-low, tubular suspension, coilover, FR500-equipped TC with a 32V Romeo 4.6 and a T45 would be way cooler...

slowbird
slowbird HalfDork
9/26/19 8:36 p.m.

In reply to Javelin :

Ok, but then you have to put a turbo on the 4.6. That's just the rules.

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
9/26/19 9:09 p.m.

In reply to slowbird :

Well, duh. wink

stanger_missle
stanger_missle SuperDork
9/26/19 10:47 p.m.

In reply to Javelin :

IIRC Antihero lives in Spokane. And Turbo Coupe is never the wrong answer laugh.

 

I assume you have been active on TurboFord forums? My buddy and I used to get a kick out of the ridiculous parts for trade posts. "I need 42lb injectors. I have 2 used tires and a half gallon of milk for trade."

Those guys were a trip LOL

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
9/26/19 11:02 p.m.

In reply to stanger_missle :

TurboFord scared me. I was on NATO and foxthundercougarbirds or whatever it was. Dealing with the people is what drove me to sell the business, the headache wasn't worth it. I manufactured replacement decal sets for the center console power window panels and the door lock plates in house and also had a couple of parts contacts where I was able to get the OE Hella foglights direct among other parts.

I have a buddy in Spokane who's into Fords (he has a Falcon coupe and a 1st gen Bronco) who's going to go look at it and store it for me if it's a good car.

 

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
9/26/19 11:07 p.m.

Pic I've been saving forever:

Ranger50
Ranger50 UltimaDork
9/26/19 11:32 p.m.

I'd do it as long as the shock towers aren't rotted out....

Daylan C
Daylan C PowerDork
9/26/19 11:54 p.m.

Didn't we both say we wanted to swap our SN95 parts into a Fox once? Well your SN95 parts are better and this Fox is way cooler than what I would have ended up with.

tux424
tux424 New Reader
9/27/19 2:51 a.m.

Owned 50+ turbo t-birds?.... how is that even possible?

MrChaos
MrChaos Dork
9/27/19 5:16 a.m.
tux424 said:

Owned 50+ turbo t-birds?.... how is that even possible?

its called addiction 

spitfirebill
spitfirebill MegaDork
9/27/19 5:35 a.m.

You came to the wrong place.  This isn’t AA. 

Pete Gossett
Pete Gossett MegaDork
9/27/19 5:39 a.m.
spitfirebill said:

You came to the wrong place.  This isn’t AA. 

I’d say it’s closer to AAA in the ability to get projects hauled home. 

Daylan C
Daylan C PowerDork
9/27/19 5:45 a.m.
tux424 said:

Owned 50+ turbo t-birds?.... how is that even possible?

I owned 3 3rd gen f-bodies and like 5 2nd gen Rams in the space of 2 years without trying very hard, so It's definitely possible.

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