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Title: I made a Doug DeMuro style review video of the 87-88 Turbo Coupe
Post by: P71 on November 24, 2019, 05:30:06 PM
I have a decent size YouTube channel for my cars and since I got back into TC's I did a Doug DeMuro style review video of them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klUIJQZOvhA&t=2s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klUIJQZOvhA&t=2s)
Title: Re: I made a Doug DeMuro style review video of the 87-88 Turbo Coupe
Post by: Aerocoupe on November 26, 2019, 11:10:10 AM
Great video!!  I miss my 85 TC just for the turbo spool.

Just a quick note, the Fox platform in the Mustangs ran from 77-93 with the SN95 platform starting in 1995 which ran through 2004 giving way to the S197 platform.

Also, The front LCAs on the 87-88 T-Birds/Cougars are 14" long which is the same as the 95-04 Mustang front LCAs while the 83-86 Birds/Cougars have the 12.75" long front LCA's which are the same as the 79-93 Fox Mustangs/Capris.  Call Maximum Motorsports and they will verify this. The 84-86 Mustang SVO utilized the same front LCA's as the 82-83 Lincoln Continental which are entirely different even though they are 14" long.  They have a deeper spring pocket, ball joint is raised, sway bar connection point is moved, and a non-serviceable large diameter ball joint. This LCA requires a longer spring due to the deeper spring pocket and the ball joint will not fit a Fox or SN95 spindle.  In general they are impossible to find but I thought it would be worth mentioning.
Title: Re: I made a Doug DeMuro style review video of the 87-88 Turbo Coupe
Post by: grutinator on November 30, 2019, 07:10:08 PM
It may just have been the way you worded it, but around 9:30 you talk about the fox chassis and list all the models that used it, including the Cougar, but then state the T-bird is unique because the wheelbase was stretched. Made it seem like the Cougar was a 'standard Mustang' type and not the T-birds brother.
Title: Re: I made a Doug DeMuro style review video of the 87-88 Turbo Coupe
Post by: Jeremy Belcher on December 02, 2019, 02:12:12 PM
You nickpicky sonsabitches!  :P
Title: Re: I made a Doug DeMuro style review video of the 87-88 Turbo Coupe
Post by: Chuck W on January 07, 2020, 04:16:54 PM
It may just have been the way you worded it, but around 9:30 you talk about the fox chassis and list all the models that used it, including the Cougar, but then state the T-bird is unique because the wheelbase was stretched. Made it seem like the Cougar was a 'standard Mustang' type and not the T-birds brother.
The "Fox Chassis" is the general layout. It started in '78 with the Fairmont/Zephyr. Same Front/rear suspension config and chassis layout. Different wheelbases. (Yes, control arms, etc are different lengths, depending on model)

There were at least 4-5 different wheelbases: (I don't have the #'s off the top of my head)
- 79-93 Mustangs/79-86 Capris
- Fairmonts/Zeyphrs/non-XR-7 80-82 Cougars/80-82 Granadas/83-86 LTD/Marquis
- 83-88 TBirds/Cougars
- 80-82 Thunderbirds and Cougar XR-7s
- Lincoln Mk7s
Title: Re: I made a Doug DeMuro style review video of the 87-88 Turbo Coupe
Post by: grutinator on January 09, 2020, 10:13:30 AM
Pretty sure we agree with each other. Right? Tbird & Cougar being the same, does not make the Tbird the one unique to this wheel base. Maybe it's just semantics.

-boy, this thread got off course, sorry guys.
Title: Re: I made a Doug DeMuro style review video of the 87-88 Turbo Coupe
Post by: mcb82gt on January 09, 2020, 11:30:14 AM
Tbird is not a unique fox wheelbase.  Correct.