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forgive me TurboFord, for I have sinned
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Hoping to find motivation to get the Turbocoupe back on the road. It's been sitting since Oct '19 after focusing on other projects, but am going to be putting the T5 back in after swapping it out for a c4 a couple years ago. The manual trans was so much more fun in this car, so...back in it goes! The cats will have to find another windshield slide. Undecided


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Ok, it has been a month and a half now. Is it back on the road yet? Cool
88 TC: 2.9L tall deck, SVO head, boport header, sheet metal intake, BWS300SXE turbo, AWIC. C4 trans. E85
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Almost! Will be back on the road after getting it tagged/insured. Just drove it around the neighborhood but is real nice to have the 5spd again. Also need to figure out what to do about the downpipe/intermediate pipe. It was all cobbled together after jiffy lube bent the crap out of it and is almost touching the ground now.
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(03-21-2021, 01:04 AM)longbedGTs Wrote:  ......the downpipe/intermediate pipe......was all cobbled together after Jiffy Lube bent the crap out of it......
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Sooooo..........how much "monetary compensation" did you get from Jiffy Lube?  <shrug>
Placerville, California
(former)  '78 2.3T Courier w/blow-thru Autolite 2bbl carb ~ (current)  '87 2.3T Ranger w/PiMP’d EFI
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(03-21-2021, 02:05 AM)TurboRay Wrote:  
(03-21-2021, 01:04 AM)longbedGTs Wrote:  ......the downpipe/intermediate pipe......was all cobbled together after Jiffy Lube bent the crap out of it......
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Sooooo..........how much "monetary compensation" did you get from Jiffy Lube?  <shrug>
Got the free $7 charge for the yearly inspection. Too gracious I tell ya. Rolleyes I just let out a big sigh, got in the car, and left. It also pulled out the wires for the WB02 sensor when the guy tried backing up(which made bend #2). Never had another yearly inspection done there after that mess.
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Time to update your sig line. No more C4.
Make sure the money pit part stays....come to think of it that should be automatically included in everyones sig line, lol!
88 TC: 2.9L tall deck, SVO head, boport header, sheet metal intake, BWS300SXE turbo, AWIC. C4 trans. E85
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Funny part is that the car was free(given to me by John Moller back in '05). It wasn't a money pit at first...what happened? Huh  Oh yeah, I started modding it. It's become more and more of a money pit over time, and 16 years later...shows no signs of stopping. Still needs paint and body. Cry

That shatter in the windshield was from a can of r134 exploding and shooting into the windshield. The other can went into the pass door(door panel was off at the time) and made an outward dent in the door. Woulda payed money to see that.


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