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so i have been a bit absent on here since all of the "changes" occurred as most o the members i was familiar with went the other site i followed, and it has been great! but i am going to try to make an effort to be a bit more active here too as this is where it all started for me.

anyway i bought myself a sho on November 8th (the 4th anniversary of my purchase of my sable lol) cost me all of 1000 dollars and had nearly new tires, new brakes on all 4 corners, new front wheel bearings, new rear stabilizer bar links, a couple new coil packs, and some other stuff. that was the good there is plenty of bad though...

The downfalls to the car are that it leaks coolant (radiator), leaks trans fluid (cooler line), rust! rockers are missing... dents (tons of those), the tcc solenoid is throwing a code and doesn't operate properly, the trans is a bit worn, suspension could use some work (rear strut mounts are beyond shot...), and the cams were not welded.

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specs are: early build 97 pacific green/medium graphite cloth 148k miles
name: Atora

i have done a few things to it since November though. lol
first thing that happened (car never even saw my driveway first) was a cam weld. and then i swapped the rims to my sable's 7 spokes, added fog lamps, swapped to the 98-99 style marker lights by the grille, put on a hood bra, clear corner markers with amber LEDs, led lights in the rear markers, blue LEDs in the gauge cluster, 98-99 cup holders, replaced a few speakers, added a couple Yamaha decals, had another key made for it, polished the headlights, and a few other things i am sure i am forgetting.

as it sits right now:



now i have plenty more plans for it. including but not limited to fixing all the previously mentioned problems. fresh color change and body work hopefully with some custom touches, led tail lights (have all the supplies just need to get to work on them), mufflers (have them just need to install) 99 headlights (have them need to sand and clear them), lowering springs (working on that...), i may do some other suspension work as well but not right away. i just want this car to look and drive nice, thats the goal.

as i said i just wanted to let you guys know of the new member of my family. my contour left and i got this one, i still have my sable, escort gt, bronco 2, and grand prix (not for long). let me know what you think! i love the car hope you guys do as well!
 

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Looks good! Just needs a little TLC!
 

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The most important step with any SHO acquisition is updating and completing all required maintenance. Good luck and keep plugging away.
 

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oh yeah for sure. i bought the car knowing it would need a bit of work. and i fully intend on fixing all teh issues that i can. and i got lucky with the cam weld, even though it took over a month to complete, it cost me very little maybe 50 dollars worth of cheap oil to flush it all with.
 

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WOOP WOOP!! Sweet ride. I must say that after four years of owning a G3 (I'm 23 yrs old) I've fallen in love with the body style and now I must have a SHO... (G3 of course).
 

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WOOP WOOP!! Sweet ride. I must say that after four years of owning a G3 (I'm 23 yrs old) I've fallen in love with the body style and now I must have a SHO... (G3 of course).
yeah i am 21 and have had at least one taurus or sable at all times since before i got my license. i started out with a 90 vulcan sedan, then a 97 vulcan sedan, then a 92 vulcan wagon, then back to the 97, then i got my duratec sable, and 4 years later (to the day) got my SHO.

i loved all of them even though the 90 was the biggest piece of crap car i have ever owned it never once left me stranded or wouldnt start.

the SHO is nice but be expecting expensive repairs. a set of valve cover gaskets (only place to get tehm is a dealer) is 160 bucks... and many other parts are just as expensive or even impossible to find (like headgaskets or sarc struts). luckily alot of the parts are the same or similar for a regular taurus except for engine parts.
 
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