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I'm moving to Texas, and I'm not taking the T-Bird. aka Free to a Good Home

I'm leaving Michigan for NE Texas, and myself and my family are going small.  I've parted with furniture, décor, papers and soon one 1988 Thunderbird.  I'm looking for someone to give it to. No money, no obligations, just someone who appreciates our cars and who will put it to use in whole or in part. This person will be, by necessity, a fellow Michigander (my location is Lowell).  My car has progressed and evolved as I have in the last 15 years, and you can learn most of what there is to know about it by reading my collected postings here on this site, and for what questions remain, DM me on the site or by email.  I will include any spares I may still have, as well as my Tunerpro files on the tune I've been working on.
EDIT: In case anybody can't be bothered to scroll, the car went to Gumby and his son. Proof of Life.

Re: I'm moving to Texas, and I'm not taking the T-Bird. aka Free to a Good Home

Reply #1
Good deal for someone, good luck!
Mike

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Reply #2
Good luck! Hope the car finds a good home.
Long live the 4-eyes!  - '83 Tbird Turbo


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Reply #4
Do you have a more centralized post about the car? I did a quick dig, but was having difficulty trying to find any info on it.

Might open up a little more interest.
Long live the 4-eyes!  - '83 Tbird Turbo


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Reply #6
OK
Basics 
96 Explorer engine, P heads, valve work SBC springs and some machining.
Non-p head upper and lower intake, HO EGR spacer
KB domed hypereutectic pistons, TFS track max stage 1 cam, double roller chain, moroso cast iron oil pump,
ARP head and main studs, rod bolts and hardened oil pump drive
BBK non-P headers, (makes life interesting), non catalytic H-pipe 2.5" Flowmaster  straight through 2.5 lers and 2.5 tails adapted from Mustang GT tails, to which I added a pair of resonators to tame the drone.
MAF conversion w 73mm housing, 30lb fuel injectors (these need replaced with 40+ that have tune data available)
Walbro 255
AOD rebuilt with 4r70w stack and components from e-series van so that 1st and 2nd have the max possible number of clutches and steels, 2 inch OD band, stamped steel drums vs cast iron, needle bearings vs brass bushings.  Essentially, the long way to the old wide ratio mod.  I've done some rearranging of the center stack of the dash.
1 3/8 front and 15/16 rear sway bars
5-lug conversion:  2004 Mustang GT 8.8 (3.27:1) with Mach 1 calipers, pads, and rotors front and rear.  2004 knuckles, aftermarket non adjustable disc/disc prop valve, 2001 V6 booster and 93 cobra master  Steeda X2 extended lower balljoints, 2000 Mustang convertible springs, for about 3 inches drop, Maximum motorsports  CC plates. 
Electric fan I fabbed myself from some fuses, relays and a V6 Fusion cooling fan, and triggered from a 207 degree fan switch from an Escort GT, which is threaded into a hole I drilled and tapped into the top of the coolant manifold near the t-stat housing.  180 degree t-stat.
Full digital dash, auto climate control, autolamps (transferred from my old bird which was an LX)  Dash mounted tach
Moates Quarterhorse tuning emulator, running a tune I kludged together (drivable these last few years, but quirky; get some FRPP injectors and have a pro do the tuning.)
Extended wheel studs.

I've got a LH front strut that goes clunk over bumps, (whole front end is tight, everything was new with the 5-lug), I've got a set of offset rack bushings that never made it onto the car, and I've got a wheel bearing waiting to go on one side or the other of the front.  I leak some ATF, despite having just put a new pan on it. 

More questions, hit me up.

Again, free to a good home.

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Reply #7
I hope your new venture in Texas goes very well!

I am surprised no one is jumping on this already.  What a deal!
1988 Thunderbird TC, 5spd
Stinger 3" single exhaust, Cone Filter, Adjustable Cam Pulley, Schneider roller cam, Walbro 255 lph, AEM Wideband O2
'93 Mustang Cobra replica wheels on 235/50R17

'16 F150 XLT 5.0
'17 Husqvarna TX300

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Reply #8
Any pics of the car? It's red-ish, isn't it?
Long live the 4-eyes!  - '83 Tbird Turbo


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Reply #10
Thanks Chuck for linking me back here; I hadn’t logged in for a minute, or seen this.

Adoption process has begun!
gumby - beauty may fade, but stupid is forever!

Re: I'm moving to Texas, and I'm not taking the T-Bird. aka Free to a Good Home

Reply #11
Thanks Chuck for linking me back here; I hadn’t logged in for a minute, or seen this.

Adoption process has begun!

Glad I messaged you about it and it's going to a good home!  :toothless:

Sadie was almost interested in it, but she really wants something else. (And I am not an 87-88 fan)
Long live the 4-eyes!  - '83 Tbird Turbo