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Jan 06, 2013
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Updated on Feb 10, 2013
This is my 88 Thunderbird 5.0. I bought it about 10 years ago. Mods include: Supercharger with intercooler, Jegs Maxbox upper intake plenum, Aeromotive fuel pressure regulator, flowtech equal length headers, flowmasters, manual steering rack conversion, battery relocated to trunk, ST heavy duty sway bars, 03 Mustang front control arms, AJE coil-over kit, UPR camber plates, PLX wide band o2 sensor, TCI transmission with TCI 3000 stall converter, 17"x9" cobra-R wheels, 11" Mustang front brakes, class 2 trailer hitch, custom sound system, and still working!I drive this car to work every day and my girlfriend and I use it to tow our dirtbikes on the weekends. It has been a very reliable car. The supercharger is mounted to a home made bracket where the power steering pump used to be. The battery had to be moved to the trunk to make way for the charge pipe, which passes through the driver side fender before entering a large front mount intercooler. I'm starting to get bored with my current setup and have started purchasing parts to build a turbo 347 to try something different.
New: just bought and painted to match, a turbo coupe hood.
Update: I swapped out the supercharger for a turbo and converted to 5 speed. Also added a hydraulic hand brake.
drifting at Lime Rock
drifting the bird at an event in hartford Ct.
Hey what are all these extra parts for? I made this gauge pod to hold my boost gauge and my wideband 02 digital readout. I decided to use a Super Coupe steering wheel. The cruise control buttons are all hooked up and working. These are my new camber plates. They are made by UPR. I didn't like the BBK camber plates I had before because they didn't offer enough adjustment. This a picture of the 70mm Pro Products throttle body and EGR spacer feeding the Comp Polymers intake. This intake saved 25 pounds off the front end. You can't see it but there is an Aeromotive fuel pressure regulator behind the throttle body. Ah yes, the supercharger. Bought it used on Ebay. Made the brackets myself from some scrap aluminum I got from my friends workshop. Also bought all the 3" charge pipe on ebay. Well my locker is in and what a difference 3.55 gears too. I can put the pedal down hard and not just sit there with the wheels spinning now! Battery in trunk. The Thunderbird and my friends DOHC Vtech B16 Civic in the parkinglot at our work.
On my way out to go Dirtbiking
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You've done some great work on the modifications. Hope you display your car and more at www.yourwhip.com
Very nice! 5 *s
Awesome ride. Def a great sleeper
You did a great job and did something unique to one of my old favorites. These cars were the in car to have back in the day. I like how you do all your own work. Check out my ride sometime.
Nice ride. I like that you do most of the work yourself.
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