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Springdale, Arkansas
United States

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Bayside, New York
United States


1991 Ford Mustang LXturbo


1986 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe


Photo of: 1991 Ford Mustang

For Sale

Photo of: 1986 Ford Thunderbird

Head to Head


About “Clunker”

Used to be an 88hp 2.3 automatic, now is a 250hp 2.3 Turbo 5spd

About “T-Bird”

Bought my t-bird in the summer of 2005 with 30,000 orginial miles from the orginial owner.


Specs for “Clunker”

256hp/334ft-lbs @ flywheel
tuned on 94 octane:
218rwhp @ 5000rpm
284ftlbs @ 3100rpm

*untuned* on VP 109:

less than 2800lbs

now running 16psi on 91, 23psi on 101, using a 2 stage boost controller

untuned but my wideband/datalogger just came iN!!

Specs for “T-Bird”


VEHICLE TYPE: Front-engine, rear-drive; 2-door 5-passenger sedan

WHEELBASE: F/R: 58.1/58.5 in

POWERTRAIN: 2.3L IL4 OHC, EFI, Turbocharged

HORSEPOWER: 155 @ 4600

TORQUE: 180 @ 3800

BRAKES:F/R: vented disc/drum

Manual: Borg Warner T-5
Automatic: Ford C3 - 3 SPEED, optional "Select Shift"

TIMES:1/4 Mile: 16.5 @ 85 mph


Factory Options for “Clunker”

Power windows/locks/AC/cruise

Factory Options for “T-Bird”

5 Speed Trans
Dual Power Front Seats
Lighting Package
Keyless Entry
Premium Sound System


Mods for “Clunker”

1988 T-bird Turbocoupe drivetrain swap
3" downpipe w/ cutout
3" dynomax side exit exhaust
ranger roller cam
racer walsh cam gear
K&N cone
kirban afpr
2 stage boost controller (16&23psi)
Competition Clutch (custom) 6 puck clutch
SPEC alum flywheel
FMS alum driveshaft
chuck's poly motormounts
ported turbo manifold
.60/.63 T3 turbo
NGK jaguar XJ12 plugs
16x8 Cobra R's
225/50 & 255/55 tires
8.8 3.55 posi
cross drilled rotors
subframe connectors
turbocoupe swaybars
FRPP front control arms
eibach sportline front springs
BBK poly isolators
BBK rear upper & lower control arms
KYB shocks
energy poly bushings
energy endlinks
Maximum Motorsports c/c plates
energy poly trans mount
energy poly x-member bushings

4" cowl hood
black housing headlights
steeda shifter handle
SVO leather knob
autometer tach pod
autometet sport-comp tach
boost gauge
vacuum gauge
Zeitronix Wideband display
sunpro a/f gauge

Mods for “T-Bird”

- 15 PSI of Boost
- Stinger's 3Inch Single Exhaust System w/Dynomax Race Muffler & Custom 3 Inch Tailpipe
- K&N Cone Filter
- B&M Ripper Shifter


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