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If you want to do it, go for it. But for the same amount of money/trouble, you could either

-Buy a real SHO, complete with all the luxury options, suspension, brakes, etc. or
-Build a Duratec up to SHO performance levels.
 

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Ok, I remember someone saying one time that if you find a awesome deal on ebay, dont post it..

I am going to use me as an expample..

Lets say I had the high bid on that motor, then someone posts it on TCCA, then someone else bids, and I loose my high bid.. I am just saying not to ruin someones high bid.. Or something...

you get what I am talking about?
 

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LIKE WHOA!

Shipping on that is probably gonna cost as much as the engine itself, bieng it has to be shipped from another country (Canada).

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Sounds like a good idea. However, I don't know anything about the technical details, but you will have to get an ECM and electrical stuff and all that, so that might be a pain.

But like fattortoise said, I would recommend not posting the link until after the auction, just ask the question without the link
 

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The link has already been mailed out to the whole V8SHO community, so I doubt the engine will sell for under $2,000. But anyway, yes, it's unethical to post links to ongoing eBay auctions. Unless, of course it is so that we can laugh at the owner's description or their ridiculous asking price or whatnot.
 

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Cam sprockets anyone? "Was a running cutout." Let's see...take the chance that they've already slipped, (the engine would still be running) or if they haven't, pay to have them welded. You'd all have been a lot better off with the 3.2L that was on there (is still on there?) yesterday that was brand new, never even fired up. At least then you stand less of a chance of buying someone else's problem. Why would a sane person take the 3.4L out of their car unless something was wrong. Buyer Beware!
 

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Originally posted by TaurScort@Jan 21 2004, 07:45 PM
Cam sprockets anyone? "Was a running cutout."  Let's see...take the chance that they've already slipped, (the engine would still be running)  or if they haven't, pay to have them welded.  You'd all have been a lot better off with the 3.2L that was on there (is still on there?) yesterday that was brand new, never even fired up.  At least then you stand less of a chance of buying someone else's problem.  Why would a sane person take the 3.4L out of their car unless something was wrong.  Buyer Beware!
The very notion of putting a SHO engine (V6 OR V8) into a non-SHO is ridiculous. There is much more to the SHO than just the engine, and they are so cheap that you'd spend more on the conversion of a SLO to a SHO than to just buy a running SHO in better shape.

FYI - The welding only costs $500-1000, regardless of whether the sprockets have slipped yet or not. And the 3.0L Yamaha and 3.2L Yamaha will not physically fit in a Gen 3 Taurus. So for someone with a Gen 3 SHO that needs an engine, $2000 + cam welds is still a pretty good buy. And there is such a thing as totalling a car without damaging the engine.
 

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The very notion of putting a SHO engine (V6 OR V8) into a non-SHO is ridiculous. There is much more to the SHO than just the engine,[/b]
I have to disagree with you there, its not a bad notion at all.

Lets compare diffrences between a sho and an good se like mine

Sarc suspension
Puffier front seats
smaller spoiler
150 speedo
zf steering rack
cam falure

almost forgot: Sho decals and higher insurance!!!!!!!!!!!!!

now for someone like me, who is young, the insurance would tripple on a sho...no im not joking...almost tripple.

plus is you have modded you car, it *may* be easier to put the engine in.

As for cam welding, when the engine is out, its probbaly less than 200 to have em welded!

I do agree that for most people it would be a better optionto trade, but if one is in my situation or likes their car, this is an acceptable thing to do.

Just had to rant!

Brad
 

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sorry I turned the board agaisn't itself but I thought woud be kinda cool to put a sho engine in my LX. But guess not, I had not bid on, I had only just seen it figured hey somebody might want an engine...But my bad ya'll wont happen again unless it's something just stupid funny or everybody can have fun with...
 

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Originally posted by the_spy_guy@Jan 22 2004, 12:56 AM
almost forgot: Sho decals and higher insurance!!!!!!!!!!!!!

now for someone like me, who is young, the insurance would tripple on a sho...no im not joking...almost tripple.
I think you should check that. I called two different insurance companies before I bought my SHO, and they both quoted me the same price for my 95 GL and the 97 SHO. Allstate (who I had been with for a year) told me that the rates are the same for the SHO and the regular Taurus b/c SHO was just considered a trim option. When I got the SHO, lo and behold, my rates didn't go up at all. And I'm under 25, so I still pay the "youth penalty."

The SHO also has the EEC-V PCM. Care to wager how much the ZF steering rack costs?
 

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Originally posted by mikehawk@Jan 22 2004, 10:41 AM
Why not put the SHO motor in a tiny little cheap-a** car?  Like a ford festiva, or a soap box racer, or a shopping cart, or anything LIGHTER than a taurus.
The SHO motor in the Ford Festiva has been done. There are at least 7 of them out there, called SHOguns. Here's a link to one of them. SHOgun #005 And here is Jay Leno's SHOgun. And there is also this one.
 

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Originally posted by mikehawk@Jan 22 2004, 04:35 PM
I've seen Jay Leno's before, but has anyone done it with a V8 SHO motor?
There was a 3.4L SHO engine on eBay a while back that was supposed to be used on a fan boat. Apparently, the engines are popular in dune buggies too. The buggies on Fear Factor a couple weeks ago were supposedly SHO-powered (not sure if they were V8 or V6, though.)
 

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They were V6's.

IIRC, Paul Nimz has a couple Festivas and a couple V8 SHO motors hanging around the ranch. And he's missing just enough marbles that he might actually do something.
 
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