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MrChaos
MrChaos Dork
9/27/19 5:45 a.m.
spitfirebill said:

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

we will talk people out of rotary's though

Feedyurhed
Feedyurhed UltraDork
9/27/19 6:59 a.m.
MrChaos said:
spitfirebill said:

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

we will talk people out of rotary's though

You won't be able to talk me out them. On my 3rd RX7. 

NickD
NickD PowerDork
9/27/19 7:15 a.m.

Ooooh, it's an '87, which is the best-looking ones. I always wanted to build an '87 Turbo Coupe with a quiet turbo 302 hidden under the hood.

BoxheadTim
BoxheadTim MegaDork
9/27/19 8:02 a.m.
MrChaos said:
spitfirebill said:

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

we will talk people out of rotary's though

And Alfas. That worked about as well as talking people out of rotaries.

<thinks>

Maybe the Turbo Coupe needs a rotary swap?

Ranger50
Ranger50 UltimaDork
9/27/19 8:34 a.m.


sharp car.

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair MegaDork
9/27/19 10:13 a.m.
Aaron_King
Aaron_King PowerDork
9/27/19 10:45 a.m.

My dad had a beat to crap cosmetically 86 TC when I got out of the Army in 95.  My wife and I only had one car at the time, a 90 Celica, and it needed tie rods if I remember correctly.  My dad let me use that car for a week while our car was getting fixed and it got me hooked on turbos.  Never owned one myself but being the first forced induction car I had ever driven I have a soft spot for them.

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
9/27/19 11:13 a.m.
Daylan C said:
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.

When you have 5 of them parked in a row in a busy street they start coming to you...

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
9/27/19 11:14 a.m.

In reply to Ranger50 :

Yup, that's the one! I've got my local buddy checking it out.

OldGray320i
OldGray320i Dork
9/27/19 12:18 p.m.
jimbob_racing said:

Yes you do need another car.

QFT.  Especially a turbo T-bird.

Will
Will UltraDork
9/27/19 5:30 p.m.

What kind of person would buy more than one Thunderbird?

I, for one, would never condone such a thing.

 

 

slowbird
slowbird HalfDork
9/27/19 5:53 p.m.

In reply to Will :

Monstrous. 

 

...you should have had at least one Cougar in there instead. laugh

CyberEric
CyberEric HalfDork
9/27/19 7:31 p.m.

God, you need this! I vote for you to sell your Mustang and get this to replace it!

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
9/27/19 8:39 p.m.

I'm impatiently awaiting word from my local friend...

I want this car!!!

AnthonyGS
AnthonyGS Dork
9/27/19 9:07 p.m.
Javelin said:

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.

I’ve owned many cars.  There are only a few I regret parting with, one of which was my 85 SVO.  The turbo 2.3 is a mystery.  You can throw more abuse at one than about any engine I’ve seen.  They are tough as can be and can be serious monsters when the combo is right.  turboford.org....  your new rabbit hole.

MrChaos
MrChaos Dork
9/28/19 4:30 p.m.

you own it yet?

stanger_missle
stanger_missle SuperDork
9/28/19 10:00 p.m.

Yeah, where is the build thread?

Save the aero Thunderchickens!

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
9/28/19 10:07 p.m.

It's currenty Snowmaggedoning out there so buddy has not made it to the car. Luckily, no one else has either.

rustybugkiller
rustybugkiller HalfDork
9/29/19 1:36 p.m.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1645580368910136/

local to me. Are these really worth this much?

Saron81
Saron81 Reader
9/30/19 2:03 p.m.

In reply to rustybugkiller :

Generally not... but that’s the nicest one I’ve seen in the last 25+ years.

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
9/30/19 7:30 p.m.

Guess who has two thumbs and owns six cars now? 

thatsnowinnebago
thatsnowinnebago UltraDork
9/30/19 8:02 p.m.

In reply to Javelin :

Is it you? I bet it's you. 

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
10/4/19 8:33 a.m.

slowbird
slowbird HalfDork
10/4/19 9:07 a.m.

Oh snap. Time for alllllll the boost.

Did they do something to the wheels? They look kinda rough to me.

 

Ranger50
Ranger50 UltimaDork
10/4/19 7:44 p.m.

In reply to slowbird :

Snowflakes always look rough compared to the stainless looking plastic center cap.

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