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    Tork Tech Thunderbird Project

    I talked with Bill at Tork Tech / Supercoupe Performance and this will be the first Thunderbird with a Terminator kit. Ever since they came out I've always wanted one really bad. From the Allen to the SVO and now a Tork Tech Terminator kit. I'm hoping this is going to be the last Supercharger that's on the car.

    As of right now I’m working on getting the block and heads sent to my engine shop, but they are booked solid for the next couple of months. I need the rotating assembly balanced with the new dish pistons and the block bored out to .020 over. Compression would be around 9.2:1 and something around 15 pounds of boost. I have no idea what kind of power this set up is going to make.

    Thanks for looking!

    Josh


    Engine Block
    97 Cobra Teksid
    Cobra Crankshaft
    Eagle H-Beams
    Keith Black 21cc Dish Pistons
    MV Performance Ported PI heads
    - Ferea Valves
    - Comp Cam Springs,
    - 9 threaded SP holes
    - GT rockers
    - MHS Stage 2 Blower Cams
    TSS oil pump

    Forced Induction
    Tork Tech Terminator Kit
    - Stiegemeier Stage 6 Ported Eaton M112
    - Air to Water intercooled
    - Lightning Heat Exchanger
    - Lightning Bosch Water pump
    - Tork Tech Reservoir
    - AIS Stage 1 kit from RobertP
    - Dragon Throttle Body and Plenum
























    Last edited by OxmanWI; 02-19-2013 at 05:44 PM.
    -Josh

    Tork Tech Thunderbird

    God Bless the men & women who have served and serving to keep us free

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    The block and rotating assembly is finally done and fresh from the machine shop. Since I've been home, I thought I would take advantage of the record breaking weather we've been having in the Midwest and get ready for the NPI removal.

    Some pictures...





    Picked up some new 18" rims from the Custom Wheel Shop, but what kind are they?:



    2004 GT Trans and TC. Waiting patiently for the DirtyDog.



    140 speedo



    Triple pod with Aeroforce gauge from RobertP



    Last edited by OxmanWI; 06-20-2012 at 04:47 PM.
    -Josh

    Tork Tech Thunderbird

    God Bless the men & women who have served and serving to keep us free

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    ┌∩┐(◣_◢)┌∩┐ Super Mario Mushroom Champion Starcastle Champion Korndogg's Avatar
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    Those aeroforce gauges are awesome. I had one on my truck. Something is wrong with it though. I need to ship it back to them and see if they can fix it.
    1968 Camaro 383

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    Yeah can't wait to use it, I've heard good things about them. Sorry to hear about yours, hopefuly they can fix you up.
    -Josh

    Tork Tech Thunderbird

    God Bless the men & women who have served and serving to keep us free

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    ┌∩┐(◣_◢)┌∩┐ Super Mario Mushroom Champion Starcastle Champion Korndogg's Avatar
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    Well its been broke for a year or two now. I think they said they wanted $80 to look at it so I was waiting to see what I wanted to do and keep forgetting about it.
    1968 Camaro 383

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    have pot, will stir WickedSix's Avatar
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    Good to see you bringing the car back even better this time

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    Thank you I appreciate that. Though I miss my Lightning, I've always had a soft spot for this car. I think I will hold on to her to the grave.
    -Josh

    Tork Tech Thunderbird

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    Looks like a great build,I would really like to check it out when its done.

    special thanks to: Marv @ C&M performance 262-993-6605

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    Thanks Coop, I hope to be done sometime this summer, hopefuly before the EAA show.
    -Josh

    Tork Tech Thunderbird

    God Bless the men & women who have served and serving to keep us free

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    4/21/2012

    I'm working so much overtime at my job, haven't had any time to do anything with the Thunderbird. But today was so nice I had to clean my garage and finish the wiring for the COP mod. Also picked up an Optima battery that was on sale. Maybe in the next couple of weeks if I have time, I'll take the NPI out. Who knows…






    -Josh

    Tork Tech Thunderbird

    God Bless the men & women who have served and serving to keep us free

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    Pulled the exhaust, fuel tank, driveshaft, half shafts and differential this weekend. The tank was very easy to remove being my first time. My fuel gauge was way off before I parked it. The gauge was reading a notch above E...I had almost half a tank, lol.

    I finally found the gas fume problem that I've been having ever since I've owned this car. There are a nice cut in the crossover hose. Looks like the hose made contact with the driveshaft.

    I made a big order from Summit, should be getting a couple of big boxes on Tuesday for the differential rebuild kit and other parts. Kim (94 Thunderbird XX) is going to help me rebuild my differential and make a RTLB. Kim you're the man!

    Also got a 2.8 SC pulley for the Eaton and quick change kit from Lightning Force Performance.

    More updates to come!








    -Josh

    Tork Tech Thunderbird

    God Bless the men & women who have served and serving to keep us free

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    Very cool project!

    Everything looks great so far, keep the updates coming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhatsADSM View Post
    Very cool project!

    Everything looks great so far, keep the updates coming.
    Thank you!

    I was motivated enough to pull the engine and transmission out today.









    -Josh

    Tork Tech Thunderbird

    God Bless the men & women who have served and serving to keep us free

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    Some progress was made this week.

    First the differential parts are ready to go, shim kit, trac-lok and 4.10.

    I shipping the stock exhaust manifolds to Preston (Braincoating) for the extreme port with coat.

    To my surprise I found a 1990 SuperCoupe car cover on craigslist for $35! That was the best part of the week!

    More to come!










    This is on my wife's car. Looks brand new!

    Last edited by OxmanWI; 02-19-2013 at 05:47 PM.
    -Josh

    Tork Tech Thunderbird

    God Bless the men & women who have served and serving to keep us free

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    Just had the diff sand blasted today. Dropped off at Mike's for powder coating. Rebuilding this weekend.

    Before and After...

    -Josh

    Tork Tech Thunderbird

    God Bless the men & women who have served and serving to keep us free

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    Quote Originally Posted by OxmanWI View Post
    Just had the diff sand blasted today. Dropped off at Mike's for powder coating. Rebuilding this weekend.

    Before and After...

    Dang!

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    Powder coated in less than 24 hours and $40 at:

    Hy-Tec Powder Coating
    1415 Ellis Street Waukesha, WI 53186
    (262) 549-4855

    This weekend I'm meeting up with Kim for the rebuild. Next week I'll have the cover done as well.

    -Josh

    Tork Tech Thunderbird

    God Bless the men & women who have served and serving to keep us free

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    I used Hy-Tec for my subframe. They do good work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cryptic View Post
    I used Hy-Tec for my subframe. They do good work.
    Quote Originally Posted by jbiscuit View Post
    Hy-Tec is awesome
    It's amazing, two companies know how to show respect and customer service. You really don’t see that anymore. My hat is off to John at U-Spray and Mike at Hy-Tec. I was able to sand blast and powder coat in less than 48 hours for around $50. More parts to come!
    -Josh

    Tork Tech Thunderbird

    God Bless the men & women who have served and serving to keep us free

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