Huw Evans
September 19, 2008

The Details

John Romanello's '88 Thunderbird Turbo Coupe

Engine
Ford 2.3L
'Lima' four
Ford Motorsport SVO A237 roller camshaft
Racer Walsh adjustable cam sprocket
K&N cone-mounted high-performance filter
Garrett T-3 turbocharger from {{{Mustang}}} SVO
Spearco front-mounted intercooler kit
Custom intercooler piping
Melling high-pressure oil pump
Esslinger Engineering windage tray
Walbro 255 lph in-tank fuel pump

Transmission
Borg Warner T-5 five-speed manual
Steeda Tri-Ax shifter

RearEnd
8.8-inch rear
3.55 gears
Traction-Lok differential

Exhaust
40bob.com 2.3 big-log manifold with 15/8-inch primary
Stainless steel ART 3-inch single exhaust

Suspension'
Front: KYB gas-charged struts, variable rate springs, antiroll bar
Rear: KYB gas-charged shocks, variable rate springs, antiroll bar

Brakes
Front: 10.84-inch vented front disc brakes with sliding single-piston calipers
Rear: 10.25-inch disc brakes with single-piston calipers
TEVES II electro-hydraulic braking system with ABS

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Wheels
Front: Cobra R-style, 17x9-inch
Rear: Cobra R-style, 17x9-inch

Tires
Front: Falken, P235/45ZR17
Rear: Falken, P235/45ZR17

Interior
Auto Meter 21/16-inch pillar-mounted boost and air/fuel gauges, 21/16-inch center stack mounted oil and water temperature gauges; Alpine 7998 stereo head unit, component speaker and amplifier with 6-inch and 1-inch tweeter (front), 6x9-inch speakers; 10-inch Bazooka tube (rear)

Exterior
Original Silver Clearcoat Metallic paint, custom window tinting, Ford 2.3L fender badges