yeah, I didn't even think about the realisticness - I was just thinking about the feasability of the swap. But I am planning on doing exactly what Joe said getting a 5 speed SHO sometime this summer for a fun/project car and the vulcan will be my daily driver.Originally posted by jtkz13@Mar 4 2004, 08:41 PM
Not really worth the time & money. Plus, think how that will kill your resale value when you try to sell it. People buying Taurus' dont want or need the extra power or higher maintenance engine. It would be more affordable & wiser to buy a 5 speed SHO as a project car and keep your Vulcan as your reliable daily driver.
They do have 20 more horsepower and run about .5 sec faster in the 1/4 mile. (Yamaha that is)Originally posted by CincySES@Mar 5 2004, 12:27 PM
Would there be much advantage with the Gen 2 Yamaha over the Gen 4 Duratec? (assuming that you stay with the auto. trans.)
Nah, it is only my dream to do that to my taurus, crusing with a 3.4L v8 in my 2000. Some guy in a honda pulls up next to me, revs his engine. BAM! i floor the sucker and lose him in the dust. Too much money and time to work on it. Also i 've seen a few cheap yamaha 3.0,3.2 and 3.4 L on ebay. Cheap meaning 200-900 range.If you want I can ask my parts boss how much it would cost to obtain a 3.4 engine, trans, and wiring harness. Dont expect it to be cheap tho. You name it, I can get it, but it will be loot intensive. Want a Cobra motor? No problem. Need a 3.55 rear end for a stang or vic? done deal. Need 3.8 head gaskets and installation kit? Childsplay. In my parts locker, we have about a dozen of the old 3.0 and 3.2 yamaha motors, complete, ready to go. Saw em, touched em, drooled on em. Im sure tehre are a few 3.4's in there too. The holy grail of engines (Lightning 5.4SC) is there too.[/b]
Even better would be to find a totalled, rear-end damaged 96-99 SHO and buy it out. That way, you'll have access to all the parts you need, and you can see what goes where.Originally posted by karimm33@Mar 6 2004, 07:15 PM
Also i 've seen a few cheap yamaha 3.0,3.2 and 3.4 L on ebay. Cheap meaning 200-900 range.
All I know Is that it is illegal in MA and NH for any used car dealer or dealership to sell a car with an older engine inside of it (unless you buy the car from a private seller of course). Example: If a dealership was trying to sell a used 98 Cobra that had a transplanted 97 engine in it is illegal. Its common sense.Originally posted by karimm33@Mar 4 2004, 07:42 PM
i was just wondering what kind of problems someone would run in to and if it would work at all? What kind of modifications would have to be done and would the cost of it all be worth it? thanks...