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Old 12-13-2012, 05:56 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Even if you COULD get the Taurus to 700....I believe you will not only have to mod the engine,tranny,final drive,computer, but, you will also have to bolster the apesh.t out of the unibody. You will never get it to hook-up FWD/RWD/AWD without twisting the body/sub-body.
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:42 PM   #12 (permalink)
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And also....learn how to drive with torque steer.
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:14 PM   #13 (permalink)
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To achieve those kind of numbers takes a full engine build. Bottom to top. Forged stroker kit, bigger valves, roller rockers, etc. Stock computer would have to go. You would need to go full stand alone, like the new AEM INFINITY. Tranny swap to a 5-speed would be required to go full stand alone. Then equal length drive shafts and and LSD to overcome torque steer. Heavy duty urethane motor and tranny mounts to keep things from twisting up like a pretzel. Twin turbo would be easier to make big power.
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why would you want to spend so much money modifying a Taurus?
Some of us wouldn't mind turning our 4 door sedan into a "SHO". Ahem JIMMER seeing you are one of the few who has done this thing.......what engine and tranny did you import in and what are your #'s for HP/TQ?
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Some of us wouldn't mind turning our 4 door sedan into a "SHO". Ahem JIMMER seeing you are one of the few who has done this thing.......what engine and tranny did you import in and what are your #'s for HP/TQ?
Well the current motor is still the stock Vulcan. The intake is custom in preparation of turbo. There are a few bolt ons like 1.8:1 roller rockers. I have a duplicate Vulcan motor at Morana Racing now to be built. Stroker kit first, bigger valves, etc. I hope to have it ready to swap by April. Don't know how much HP the finished product will be, but I do want to build the biggest Vulcan engine there is. I saw a turbo Vulcan Probe that made 370 whp. Saw his build sheet and there were a lot of things he didn't do or could have done better. -- The tranny is a 5 speed from an '89 Probe. Stage 1 clutch for now. Will re-gear it and add a stage 3 when the engine is done.
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I decided the best way to go is to drop a different engine in there. Im thinking about this engine.

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I would have to rebuild the transmission, but thats only about 3-4k compared to the engine.
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I decided the best way to go is to drop a different engine in there. Im thinking about this engine.

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I would have to rebuild the transmission, but thats only about 3-4k compared to the engine.
Hmmm, couple of thoughts, will it fit in the engine bay? Plus, isnt that a rear wheel drive engine? Plus the new computer.
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:34 PM   #18 (permalink)
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the new computer is supplied and the engine...Im not sure about it. Its all research at this point.

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I think up grading the handling and brakingwould give you the best bang per buck if you want something to surprise mustangs, camareros , toyotas mazdas et.al.
I know my 89 sho surprised a lot of folks with more hp on the twistys. i always got that "what ? a fuc ing 4door ford left me???!!!!
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...and the engine should be fine with FWD
Um, how? Do you even know where the transmission is in your car? I think you know next to nothing about mechanics which would explain your lack of rationality here.
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