'86 T-Bird T/C does it have 8.8?

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  1. no5pointslow

    no5pointslow New Member

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    I bought a '86 turbo coupe t bird for parts on a mustang turbo engine swap, I was wondering if I got lucky and also got a 8.8 rear end?

    It has the rear sway bar and quad shocks.
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    more than likely it's a 7.5.i don't think they put the 8.8 in turbo coupes until 87.they had 3.73s for a/t cars and 3.55s for manual cars.
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    Unless somebody swapped one in, no it would not have an 8.8. Easiest way to tell is to look at the brakes...if it's got drums, it's a 7.5.
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    thats not 100% true. My 86TC came factory with an 8.8 with drums, quad shocks and sway bar. There are a mix of 8.8 and 7.5's in the 86's

    I found out there is alot of weird stuff on the 86's Some guys i know on NATO have 86's with an E3 manifold and small Vam. while mine has the E6 brown tops and the big Vam. Lovely ford work!
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    I had a Ford enthusiest buddy check, it's got an 8.8 for sure.
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