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Old 03-24-2006, 05:26 AM   #16
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Just in response to Sick88, I know that fixing up a station wagon isn't to everybody's idea of cool, but I like the car and I really want it to be a more fun machine. If there's one thing I admire about the Taurus it's that Ford set out to build a car for a purpose and did pretty well. There still aren't very many 6-8 seat cars out there, and vans generally can't carry as much cargo at the same time as people. Plus, the idea of being able to burn somebody in an early 90's Civic with a really big exaust tip makes me laugh. Stupid loud cars that can't do anything more than before...
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Old 03-24-2006, 05:35 AM   #17
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I dont know if you have ever heard a SHO but they are very loud when it idles you can hear it all through the house. My mom hates that i got it because she didnt realize it was so fast but she likes it now because i cant sneak out of the house because its too damn loud. I just had to find one with a Borla cat back system
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Old 03-24-2006, 05:39 AM   #18
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Also for Davsmitty: No, the SHO is no longer in production. The last run for that car was the 99 model year, when it had the 3.4L V8. Putting a 90's Miata motor in a Taurus would be a bad move. I drive a 99 Taurus with the 3.0L Vulcan. That engine has 145 HP and ~180 torque, and is still damn sluggish (although I got it to 180 km/h with 4 people and a lot of gear in it before I ran out of road). The highest HP available from 90-98 Miata's was 133. I don't know the torque rating, but out of a small engine it can't be very high. That engine would never have the balls to move a heavy Taurus at any speed. Now, if you wanted to try fitting a Subaru STi powerplant in there with it's 300 HP and 300 lb-ft of torque...haha, ya right.
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Old 03-24-2006, 06:04 AM   #19
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He was talking about putting the taurus motor in the miata not the other way around.
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Old 03-24-2006, 06:24 AM   #20
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is there something wrong with my typing? other than my reluctance to capitalize and my misspelling, i try to proof-read my posts before i submit them.

* 'course, maybe youre all too bussy looking at my truck too grasp what im typing. LOL

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Old 03-24-2006, 07:31 AM   #21
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Just in response to Sick88, I know that fixing up a station wagon isn't to everybody's idea of cool, but I like the car and I really want it to be a more fun machine. If there's one thing I admire about the Taurus it's that Ford set out to build a car for a purpose and did pretty well. There still aren't very many 6-8 seat cars out there, and vans generally can't carry as much cargo at the same time as people. Plus, the idea of being able to burn somebody in an early 90's Civic with a really big exaust tip makes me laugh. Stupid loud cars that can't do anything more than before...

I understand...not trying to burn you...but it will cost a lot of loot. Hey, I think you could smoke most civic's right now with that wagon...maybe even with a spark plug wire pulled off...lol.

skeetin-SHO's are very quiet at idle...yours is only loud BECAUSE of your Borla cat-back...if you've got a '99, my buddy would be willing to trade his stock pristine system for your borla...lol.

davsmitty-nobody gives a crap about your truck...it looks just like every other POS chevy box rolling around. Get over it.
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Old 03-24-2006, 07:36 AM   #22
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Nah my SHO is a 94 i like it though. I have heard another SHO a 95 with the ATX and it seems just as loud I dont know about the V8 but the sixes are in my experience loud not super rice burner loud but definently loud.
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Old 03-24-2006, 01:51 PM   #23
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* 'course, maybe youre all too bussy looking at my truck too grasp what im typing. LOL

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Old 03-24-2006, 04:05 PM   #24
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davsmitty-nobody gives a crap about your truck...it looks just like every other POS chevy box rolling around. Get over it.

LOL, that was a joke. I know my truck is unremarkable
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Old 03-25-2006, 04:47 AM   #25
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Ah, my bad. Miata + SHO engine. Got it. Could be pretty sweet, although the Miata's weight distribution would be thrown off a bit by a heavier engine. Beef up the suspension and put a really heavy sub and amp combo in the trunk to balance the car, lol. Still, I think you should go for an STi engine. World's most terrifying Miata. lol
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Old 03-25-2006, 05:46 PM   #26
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Ah, my bad. Miata + SHO engine. Got it. Could be pretty sweet, although the Miata's weight distribution would be thrown off a bit by a heavier engine. Beef up the suspension and put a really heavy sub and amp combo in the trunk to balance the car, lol. Still, I think you should go for an STi engine. World's most terrifying Miata. lol

I was talking about putting the engine from a current (99) taurus in the Miata. Unless the v6 SHO motor was the 3L DOHC Duratec? But yeah, to even out the wieght I was thinking about putting a big feul cell in the rear, as big as i could make it fit. Though realy i dont think the 3L Duratec wieghs that much more than the Miata 4cyl. Now, if i wanted to put a v8 in the Miata, i'd mortage(sp?) everything ill ever own and buy a Cosworth v8 in "HoooAHHH!!!
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Old 03-25-2006, 05:59 PM   #27
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I was talking about putting the engine from a current (99) taurus in the Miata. Unless the v6 SHO motor was the 3L DOHC Duratec? But yeah, to even out the wieght I was thinking about putting a big feul cell in the rear, as big as i could make it fit. Though realy i dont think the 3L Duratec wieghs that much more than the Miata 4cyl. Now, if i wanted to put a v8 in the Miata, i'd mortage(sp?) everything ill ever own and buy a Cosworth v8 in "HoooAHHH!!!
I don't get it. What's the trick in putting a V6 in a Miata... And if you're doing the fab work anyway, why not just drop in a V8 and be done with it?

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Old 03-25-2006, 07:09 PM   #28
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I'll give you a dollar if you put an LS7 in a Miata
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Old 04-25-2006, 02:53 PM   #29
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Lightbulb Sho swap

My brother in law HAD an amazing forest green sho it got rear ended when he was dropping off my girl, a jeep was going 60 and didnt see him, it's totalled and we are currently looking to do something with the awesome engine it has. i just got an 87 honda accord lx that actually despirately needs an engine. i'm wondering if this swap is even possible, or worth trying. the 220 horse from the sho would make the accord a major sleeper, and i'm starting to get idea after idea for this rust bucket i have. it already has a front wheel drive set up, so i think it would be a bit simpler... i think the bay is big enough to fit it but i havent done any measuring yet. I'm willing to work for the money and put it into the swap and modification, but are there any ideas on how exactly i should do this?
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