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Old 11-08-2005, 05:31 AM   #1
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SHO = Love

A few days ago my dad bought a 1993 Ford Taurus SHO for $800 to sell from my uncle who is whole saler (which would be the reason he got it so cheap). It has 162,000 miles on it and its a forest green color and just looks awesome. Ive driven it several times and Im in love with these cars! I really want one for my first car and Im wondering if there are any websites that have performance parts for these cars. I mean, they already have great power off the line and at higher RPMs but Id like to add a little more "UMPH" to mine when I get it.
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Old 11-08-2005, 05:56 AM   #2
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Not that bad of cars really, my friend has one with over 300,XXX km on it and its still great running (if only it looked as good also) . Should nt be too hard to find some sites for what you looking for, i'll try to take a look, otherwise i'll have to try tomorrow.

Not sure how much this helps but here's one: http://www.cincysho.com/partsCatalog.html

Might wanna try some of the listed sites here: http://www.shoclub.com/SHOlinks/linksbusinesses.html

http://www.midwestsho.com/catalog/index.php
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Old 11-08-2005, 06:00 AM   #3
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Oh dude I think they look awesome. They remind me of a Euro sports sedan.
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Old 11-08-2005, 06:03 AM   #4
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Oh dude I think they look awesome. They remind me of a Euro sports sedan.
I'm not a huge Ford fan (then again i'm not a big 'new(er) car' fan either. I think they look nice from the back and its kinda cool how they look like the regular Taurus in the front, just lose the SHO badging and then race them
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Old 03-22-2006, 03:53 AM   #5
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I'm driving a 99 station wagon right now. Eventually I plan to get the engine out of a 96-99 SHO along with some of the other parts and swap them into my car. As far as I know there's only one other Gen III SHO wagon in the world, plus Thumper, which is a Gen II. So, if everything goes according to plan and I get the money I need, the SHOWagon count will be 3 in a little while.

Long live the SHO!
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Old 03-22-2006, 05:54 AM   #6
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That sounds like a waste of time personally. Rare, yes...expensive, absolutely...cool, debatable. A guy on another forum will be gutting his '84 Cougar XR-7(for those who don't know...that's a turbo'd 2.3) and he is currently working on a 3.2L SHO swap. There is a lot of custom work for that...he's already got a T-5 trans mated up to it, via custom adapters.

Check it out if you get the chance...

http://www.foxtbirdcougarforums.com/...ead.php?t=6535
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Old 03-22-2006, 12:57 PM   #7
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That sounds like a waste of time personally. Rare, yes...expensive, absolutely...cool, debatable. A guy on another forum will be gutting his '84 Cougar XR-7(for those who don't know...that's a turbo'd 2.3) and he is currently working on a 3.2L SHO swap. There is a lot of custom work for that...he's already got a T-5 trans mated up to it, via custom adapters.

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http://www.foxtbirdcougarforums.com/...ead.php?t=6535

is the sho motor going to have enough ass to pull that thing around? is the swap really worth it, as opposed to a 5.0?
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Old 03-22-2006, 05:25 PM   #8
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Everybody is converting to the 5.0...he is trying to do something different...it'll be worth it...that XR-7 should only weigh around 3300 when it's done...maybe less. He is also working on an Inline 6 conversion with an aussie cross flow head....all in the name of different.
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Old 03-23-2006, 03:29 AM   #9
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SHO's are great, I just dont think I could stand the Taurus body.
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Old 03-23-2006, 01:51 PM   #10
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ive always wanted to take an older SHO and put the newer SHO V8 in it. that would be COOL
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Old 03-23-2006, 08:02 PM   #11
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is the SHO still in production? if so, what engine does it use? my mom has a '99 tarus with the 3L DOHC Duratec, its damn quick IMO. I have personally had the car clocked at 130mph on an airport runway (cops are my friends) i think thats damn good for a luxury family sedan. Im wanting to find a ~90's model Miata and try an engine swap, the 2L(?) 4cyl for the 3L Duratec. I think theres room, hardest part will be fitting the RWD manual trany to a FWD engine.

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Old 03-23-2006, 08:07 PM   #12
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is the SHO still in production? if so, what engine does it use? my mom has a '99 tarus with the 3L DOHC Duratek, its damn quick IMO. I have personally had the car clocked at 130mph on an airport runway (cops are my friends) i think thats damn good for a luxury family sedan. Im wanting to find a ~90's model Miata and try an engine swap, the 2L(?) 4cyl for the 3L Duratek. I think theres room, hardest part will be fitting the RWD manual trany to a FWD engine.


theres something weird about this lot of info.....
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Old 03-23-2006, 09:00 PM   #13
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is the SHO still in production? if so, what engine does it use? my mom has a '99 tarus with the 3L DOHC Duratek, its damn quick IMO. I have personally had the car clocked at 130mph on an airport runway (cops are my friends) i think thats damn good for a luxury family sedan. Im wanting to find a ~90's model Miata and try an engine swap, the 2L(?) 4cyl for the 3L Duratek. I think theres room, hardest part will be fitting the RWD manual trany to a FWD engine.

THERE IS NO RWD IN A TAURUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 03-24-2006, 12:27 AM   #14
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THERE IS NO RWD IN A TAURUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thats exactly what he was saying...
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Old 03-24-2006, 03:09 AM   #15
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It would be pretty stupid to put the 3.4 V8 in an older SHO. It would add weight and it wouldnt compensate with extra power. Also they have a bad habit of cam failures. Your best bet would be to take a 3.0 MTX put a 3.2 in or bore the 3.0 out and put on a supercharger or a turbo.
One of the best places for information on the SHO is at http://shoforum.com

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