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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-23-2009, 10:41 PM Thread Starter
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Figured I'd post some pics from the past - WAY PAST ...


88 TC not running when purchased - Timing was out 180 degress and had to replace the rubbber coming and going from the turbo. Had big plans to keep her but lost storage space and had to sell her.









She had blue leather and was fully loaded. Everything worked great - even he posi after I got her running. Gave her the basic tune up - plugs, wires, cap, rotor, and other things. Car was dirty on the inside but sparkled when I was done. Just wish I had more pics before I got rid of her. One car I really wish I kept because it had a turbo and ran real good. I then caught the SC bug and took off from there.

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Although my dad recently bought an '88 Eldorado. It was a bit rough going at first but things are a bit better with it recently. Hey, what do you expect for $500?

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Its sad - for the little things that was wrong with the car - it was mint. I did clean up the engine bay and got it running great. You can't find a car like that in good condition anymore ....... so sad.


If you can find one - the owner wants an arm and a leg for it.

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She definately was/is a beauty,what made you decide to get rid of it? I sold my 87 to buy a 91 LX and then i regreted it the following week. I ended up with a smoother ride,but the 3.8 just didn't have the energy that the turbo-charged 4 had.
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She definately was/is a beauty,what made you decide to get rid of it? I sold my 87 to buy a 91 LX and then i regreted it the following week. I ended up with a smoother ride,but the 3.8 just didn't have the energy that the turbo-charged 4 had.
At the time I had a 92 Taurus SHO and this car was going to used as a trial and error car for upgrades to the engine and turbo. Was thinking of doing a custom audio system and entering it into sound competitions as well as car shows. This car was just sitting at my parents house and my parents were tired of looking at it and lost the parking spot.

Sadly enough when it left - it drove out - sideways.

When I got it - not only was the timing off but it needed a head. 1 of the rockers kept spitting out. So it had a new head. I had it a couple of years and tinkered with it. Did the brakes and the routine work and ran like a champ.

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Its sad - for the little things that was wrong with the car - it was mint. I did clean up the engine bay and got it running great. You can't find a car like that in good condition anymore ....... so sad.


If you can find one - the owner wants an arm and a leg for it.
Hey man, dont worry. You can still find them. I found mine in B+ condition for $750.

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Ive got a nice 88 tc 5 speed,fully loaded-i got it for reasonable,you have to watch out for rust in the shock towers and in the back,mine has none
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