These are various photos taken in early October 2003.
The Turbo Coupe header panel was in someone's basement for the past 5-8 years. I removed it in lat... Show moree 2004 in favor of my stock Thunderbird header panel. The TC header is now in storage and looking for a new home.
The air cleaner - dressed up with vintage Ford blue paint and a nice Ford script nut.
The stock distributor.
For spark plugs I'm running Autolite Platinum. (AP2546) The wires are from Ford Motorsports.
Here's a shot of the MSD Blaster unit.
Here's another motor shot. Show Less
Hello everyone. I have owned the car since March of 1999. I received the Ford History Report on my car, and here are some of the details.The car rolled off t... Show morehe assembly line November 11, 1986 in Lorian, Ohio. She has the 3.8-Liter engine. The car is fully loaded with all the power options, minus the graphic equalizer. The car has the two-tone Light Regatta Blue clear coat. Show Less
Koni RallySport Suspension System 3/4" stabilizer bar Koni Special D adjustable shocks Moog Cargo Coil springs Energy Suspension polyurethane coil sprin... Show moreg isolatorsFront Suspension -Koni Special D externally adjustable struts (8641L-1012) 1988 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe stabilizer bar Koni RallySport Suspension System stabilizer bar brackets Moog polyurethane end links Moog springs Energy Suspension polyurethane coil spring isolators Prothane polyurethane control arm bushings Maximum Motorsports aluminum steering rack bushings (MMST-3) Show Less
Here are various photos of my engine.
The valve springs are from SVO.
Here's some casting information.
The crankshaft is from a mid 80's Mustang.... Show more It's been cleaned and magnafluxed, reground and polished.
August 9, 2003 we started the car for the first time in 6 months.
September, 28, 2003
After 800 miles, all I can say is this is one fun car to drive. She pulls hard at high RPM's. A few more things to change. The work is not done. Overall though, a much improved, more realiable, and certainly more powerful V-6.
How's that song go? "If I had a set of wings, man I know she could fly."
In the 100th year of the Ford Motor Company, my 1987 Ford Thunderbird LX is the embodiment of their anniversary slogan.
THE ROAD IS OURS.
Continue on to page three for various photos of the car and engine bay. Show Less