Mike Walsted's Thunderbird TurboCoupe Page

(Picture taken just northeast of Mojave, California, in 2006.)

I no longer own this car. Instead, I now drive a car with better gas mileage that is a lot less comfortable, and according to the server logs, a lot less interesting. If you have questions, please feel free to send an email to me at mike@mikewalsted.com.

Here are a few useful links:

Pictures of a 1987 transmission.

1988 (LA3) Engine Computer Upgrade.

Knock sensor relocation.

BCS override switch wiring and BCS Vacuum line splicing and drilling out a fitting on the turbo housing to increase available boost.

An E3 manifold and an E6 manifold.

255lph high pressure pump (Part# FPF021) from Auto Performance Engineering.

105 amp alternator upgrade parts.

A/C Compressor replacement.

The tires I have put on it for years.

North American TurboCoupe Organization Message Board

Search of eBay for Turbocoupe parts.

TurboFord Message Board

PC1 to LA3 Upgrade for early TurboCoupes.

Using an ac compressor from a different year on an 83-86 TurboCoupe

A picture of the C.A.R.B. E.O. label from a Ford Motorsport Intercooler.

Wiring diagram for BCS override switch

Javascript utility to compute speed from RPM and required speedometer driven gear given a standard (not necessarily Turbocoupe) speedometer calibration

Javascript utility to compute what gear you will need given your current and planned setup, regardless of speedometer calibration.

Tables for tachometer to speed conversion for T5 Turbocoupes and Fox Body Mustangs

Tables with recommended speedometer driven gears and estimated errors for T5 Turbocoupes

How NOT to act on automotive message boards, especially ones in Silicon Valley

If you have any suggestions, such as other useful links, please feel free to e-mail me at mike@mikewalsted.com.