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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-23-2004, 02:38 AM Thread Starter
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I recently scored a nice 11/83 production date Turbo Coupe for $325.00can. It was last insured June, 2000. Has been used as a catch all for junk in someones yard since then. Check it out on my web site - Next Project
No rust holes, only one minor dent. A few pieces missing here and there but nothing major. Engine runs but has one spun rod bearing I suspect by the loud knock. Turbo checks out ok. Clutch and transmission work, drove it around my compound. Looking forward to restoring it when I finish my 94 5L swap.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-28-2004, 12:23 AM
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Pretty nifty, dude.

I just got myself an 88 turbo about a month ago. I'm addicted to it. Hehehe. Welcome to TCCoA!

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-29-2004, 01:40 AM
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Ah yes another 4 cyl fiend out there. Dont be too upset when it out runs your 5.0 bird

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-29-2004, 09:26 AM
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Ah yes another 4 cyl fiend out there. Dont be too upset when it out runs your 5.0 bird
Yea there are about a handfull of 4cyls that can out run my 5.0 ex-Turbo Coupe, I just haven't ran up with one yet on the street or strip...

BTW ThunderCentral nice old TC you've got there...

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That sucks, it only came with a bathroom sink. Whatever happened to the kitchen sink?

Nice find

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