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    The car is a real Turbo Coupe. If I remember the tag on the rear end showed 355's. I have heard they also came with 373's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommym View Post
    The car is a real Turbo Coupe. If I remember the tag on the rear end showed 355's. I have heard they also came with 373's.
    If it was a factory 5 speed Turbo Coupe than it had 3.55s. What T5 do you have?

    If you had 3.73s I was going to suggest a little more aggressive intake, but with 3.55s and a T5 the GT40 intake should work great.
    '88 Thunderbird LX: 306, Edelbrock Performer heads, Comp 266HR cam, Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, Edelbrock 70mm TB, 76mm C&L MAF, 30lb injectors, 2.5" exhaust, AOD with 2800 PI converter, 8.8 with 3.73 gears, 31 spline Traction-Lok, 31 spline Moser axles, 04 Cobra front arms, Maximum Motorsports extreme duty rear arms, subframes.
    '11 Focus, '12 Mustang 3.7, '17 Accord EX-L V6

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommym View Post
    The car is a real Turbo Coupe. If I remember the tag on the rear end showed 355's. I have heard they also came with 373's.
    For the '87 & '88, 5-spd 3.55, auto 3.73...

    Earlier model TC all had 7.5" 3.45 reguardless of transmission...






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    The T-5 I have is- 1994 T5 5 Speed (ID #1352-246), (P/N F4ZR-7003-DA)

    It has a 335 1st gear and a .68 5th gear. At 70 I'm hitting 2000.


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    Making some progress getting parts. The heads will be Trick Flow 170, 61cc, Trick Flow 1.6, Haven't decided on the cam yet. Any suggestions?

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    Here's the valve covers I plan on using. I'm not really into a lot of chrome but these looked good.

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    For something off the shelf the Comp XE264HR would go well. It should make power to 5500rpm and be very streetable.
    '88 Thunderbird LX: 306, Edelbrock Performer heads, Comp 266HR cam, Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, Edelbrock 70mm TB, 76mm C&L MAF, 30lb injectors, 2.5" exhaust, AOD with 2800 PI converter, 8.8 with 3.73 gears, 31 spline Traction-Lok, 31 spline Moser axles, 04 Cobra front arms, Maximum Motorsports extreme duty rear arms, subframes.
    '11 Focus, '12 Mustang 3.7, '17 Accord EX-L V6

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    Thank you. That sounds good. I'm not building a race car just one that is fun to drive. My knowledge of cams is a little limited. With the stock pistons I know the lift is limited to about 510.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommym View Post
    Thank you. That sounds good. I'm not building a race car just one that is fun to drive. My knowledge of cams is a little limited. With the stock pistons I know the lift is limited to about 510.
    With stock HO pistons you can run more than .510 lift. It's not peak lift that's the issue, as the piston is at the bottom of the cylinder at peak lift, it's duration. Duration is how long the value is open. For example I have stock style HO pistons in my car with inline cylinder heads that have 1.90" intake valves. The cam in the engine has .533 lift. Everything clears fine.

    As a FYI this is the Comp cam I recommended to you: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/c...view/make/ford
    '88 Thunderbird LX: 306, Edelbrock Performer heads, Comp 266HR cam, Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, Edelbrock 70mm TB, 76mm C&L MAF, 30lb injectors, 2.5" exhaust, AOD with 2800 PI converter, 8.8 with 3.73 gears, 31 spline Traction-Lok, 31 spline Moser axles, 04 Cobra front arms, Maximum Motorsports extreme duty rear arms, subframes.
    '11 Focus, '12 Mustang 3.7, '17 Accord EX-L V6

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    Thanks for the heads up. After your message I started reading up on cams so I can understand them better. Looks like the one you recommend is just what I need. Do you think I will have a problem with the Trick Flow heads? They have 2.02 intake and 1.60 exhaust.

    Trick Flow® Twisted Wedge® 170 Cylinder Heads for Small Block Ford TFS-51410004-M61


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