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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-20-2009, 10:31 AM Thread Starter
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Gillis Turbo controler

What is the benefit to installing a Gillis turbo boost controller?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-20-2009, 06:44 PM
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You bypass the stock eec controlled boost controller. It'll let you set max boost to whatever you want it to be instead of 10-15psi.

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You bypass the factory solonoid by using it.You can raise the boost.Depending on what year TC you have I would go over 18 psi.And thats provided that you have some good wires,plugs basically a good running engine.To many things can happen to soon on a TC that can cause major problems.
I had like 18XXXX on my 87 and I ran 20 PSI.But I had a digital 6 ingniton, 3" down pipe with true duals, MSD wires, new cap and rotor, new fuel pump and filter with an adjustable fuel regulator.

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I have an 88 5 speed TC...pretty much all stock. Hasn't be road driven in 10+ yrs. I just bought it for $400. It has 42k original miles on it. I bought it from the original owner.

Only mod's are the Ford Motorsport 140mph gauge, and high flow mufflers from Ford Motorsport. All new tune up stuff...nothing special though. I think Im somewhere around 10psi BUT....I just yesterday replaced all the vacuum tubing going from the boost controller to the turbo, so that may have changed. They were all completely cooked.
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You'll see 10 psi in 3rd-5th until you get higher in the rpm band.. limited to 10psi and then it allows 15. 1st and 2nd will bounce to 15. Only way to get around the eec limiting is bypass the controller with the Gillis or some other equally effective method.

Nice find. Mine wasn't so nice when I got it, but it's still fun, nonetheless.

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Thanks! Yeah...the amount of SURFACE rust on this car is less than the size of a dollar bill. It is super clean. It had a nasty dent on the drivers side, which I fixed (im an auto body tech at my dads shop). Other thanb that...A bunch of detail work, one quarter moulding ( a ***** to find!) and the "TurboCoupe" trunk emblem is needed. The interior needed some lite dyeing on the upper seats...mint carpet and orig mats. Everything works...down to the EQ power button! Im told these break alot.

So far a have hundreds of man hours into getting every dent nick, ding out of the body in prep for paint.

Anyway...Im very excited to have found such an unmolested example. I used to be a BIG SC guy as I have owned many, but so far Im enjoying the TC.
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did this car also have the factory trunk mat? the rubber one?
i been trying to find one for years and at least get a part number off of it.
sounds like you are basically restoring this car, sweeet.

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Yes...as a matter of fact it does have the black mat in the trunk, but no numbers on it. When I first got this car...I was trying to figure out if it was factory or not.

Its in mint condition too...

I finished the car last week, got the paint done and all the trimwork. TRhe clips for the front and rear glass was tough to find, but I did get them.
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