I was just visiting with a friend who is restoring an 88 turbo coupe that he
has owned since new. Nice job on the body, now he wants to make it breathe a
Can someone please offer some suggestions for performance upgrades in this
motor? 120k on it, Mobil 1 since new.
Everything from mild to wild will be considered. Specifically, any computer
related enhancements, boost raising ability and overall hp gaining mods.
Also, suggestions for speed shops or wrenches in the Boston area, or web
sites that cater to these engines
First place.. wrong group, scroll up, this is primarily ageneral fomoco
discussion and ford SYSTEMS REPAIR/TROUBLESHOOTING, not a performance, site
Just a few links to get you started
- note the SVO, TC, and XR4ti are siblings
Note, though that the TC is never gonna beat a mildly modified 5.0 Tbird
A Turbo Coupe will easily smoke a 5.0 T-Bird, mildly modified or not.
They have the 150-hp version of the 302, which is an absolute dog. I've
owned a TC and driven both, there's no comparison.
As for cheap/easy upgrades, a K&N cone filter in place of the lousy
stock airbox helps slightly. Also, get a boost controller--a stock turbo
on an '88 will run up to about 17-18 psi, and this makes a significant
difference. I got a kit for about $50 from www.boostvalve.com.
Also check out www.turboford.org and www.turbotbird.com, they are both
great sites with a lot of helpful people.
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