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« on: March 16, 2014, 04:31:05 PM »

I am now the owner of 2 Taurus SHOs now. My beloved Green 94 thats getting turbo this year, and now this.

I picked up a rusty 97 SHO with 181k for $700. Things it needed when i bought it-->  Passenger side rocker Is gone, transmission is a little iffy from 1-2 at lower rpm(already did trans filter/service), front rotors need to be replaced, RR caliper stuck (already got a new one), replaced one coil and all spark plugs, and radiator leaks (already got a replacement).. other than that it's a great car, happy with my purchase and its Alot more fun to drive than the impala and gets basically the same MPG.  nod

This is not a Yamaha engine like my V6 SHO. This is a Ford/Cosworth block with Yamaha heads. Smallest american production V8 ever made 3.4L (207ci) DOHC 32v.
Its slower than my V6 because my V6 has amazing gear ratios because 5spd manual vs. 4spd auto.. But she still gets up and goes!!
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SOLD 1990 Honda Accord EX Auto 175k Rusty.
SOLD 1993 Honda CBR600F2 - 1st Bike.
SOLD 1997 Ford Taurus GL "SLO" Vulcan AX4N 213k - Winter Beater.
SOLD 1997 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4 32v DOHC V8 AX4N 185k - Daily Beater!
SOLD 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT - 3.0 5-spd, 182k some mods.
SOLD 2001 Chevy Impala Interceptor 3800 115k - Winter Beater/Daily.
1994 Ford Taurus SHO Yamaha 3.0 MTX 191k - Summer Ripper/Track Car!
2004 Mazda6s 3.0 ATX 225k (65k on 06 Engine) - Daily Nice Car!
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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2014, 04:37:52 PM »

Oh and the cams ARE welded!!! For those that don't know what that means-->  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_SHO_V8_engine#Cam_trouble

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SOLD 1983 Mazda Rx7 GSL 5spd 144k - RWD Toy.
SOLD 1990 Honda Accord EX Auto 175k Rusty.
SOLD 1993 Honda CBR600F2 - 1st Bike.
SOLD 1997 Ford Taurus GL "SLO" Vulcan AX4N 213k - Winter Beater.
SOLD 1997 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4 32v DOHC V8 AX4N 185k - Daily Beater!
SOLD 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT - 3.0 5-spd, 182k some mods.
SOLD 2001 Chevy Impala Interceptor 3800 115k - Winter Beater/Daily.
1994 Ford Taurus SHO Yamaha 3.0 MTX 191k - Summer Ripper/Track Car!
2004 Mazda6s 3.0 ATX 225k (65k on 06 Engine) - Daily Nice Car!
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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2014, 04:43:10 AM »

Hey, if you need a parts car for this thing I've got a super clean '99 that will most likely be going to the yard this spring/summer sometime.  I'm fairly positive it's a cam failure car but the tranny is still good.  Has 98k on it if I remember right.  I took the front seats and front bumper off, but otherwise it's still a complete car.  No title.
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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2014, 07:39:01 AM »

Very familiar with the cam issues. You scored a solid deal. Motor run pretty smooth?

and noice chaunce.. for some reason, I thought you already scrapped that beast. wooo!
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« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2014, 06:45:53 PM »

Hey, if you need a parts car for this thing I've got a super clean '99 that will most likely be going to the yard this spring/summer sometime.  I'm fairly positive it's a cam failure car but the tranny is still good.  Has 98k on it if I remember right.  I took the front seats and front bumper off, but otherwise it's still a complete car.  No title.

What color is the car?
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SOLD 1983 Mazda Rx7 GSL 5spd 144k - RWD Toy.
SOLD 1990 Honda Accord EX Auto 175k Rusty.
SOLD 1993 Honda CBR600F2 - 1st Bike.
SOLD 1997 Ford Taurus GL "SLO" Vulcan AX4N 213k - Winter Beater.
SOLD 1997 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4 32v DOHC V8 AX4N 185k - Daily Beater!
SOLD 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT - 3.0 5-spd, 182k some mods.
SOLD 2001 Chevy Impala Interceptor 3800 115k - Winter Beater/Daily.
1994 Ford Taurus SHO Yamaha 3.0 MTX 191k - Summer Ripper/Track Car!
2004 Mazda6s 3.0 ATX 225k (65k on 06 Engine) - Daily Nice Car!
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« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2014, 06:47:02 PM »

Very familiar with the cam issues. You scored a solid deal. Motor run pretty smooth?

and noice chaunce.. for some reason, I thought you already scrapped that beast. wooo!

Engine runs smooth yes  thumbs up  And that tiny V8 sound though!!!  clap
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SOLD 1983 Mazda Rx7 GSL 5spd 144k - RWD Toy.
SOLD 1990 Honda Accord EX Auto 175k Rusty.
SOLD 1993 Honda CBR600F2 - 1st Bike.
SOLD 1997 Ford Taurus GL "SLO" Vulcan AX4N 213k - Winter Beater.
SOLD 1997 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4 32v DOHC V8 AX4N 185k - Daily Beater!
SOLD 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT - 3.0 5-spd, 182k some mods.
SOLD 2001 Chevy Impala Interceptor 3800 115k - Winter Beater/Daily.
1994 Ford Taurus SHO Yamaha 3.0 MTX 191k - Summer Ripper/Track Car!
2004 Mazda6s 3.0 ATX 225k (65k on 06 Engine) - Daily Nice Car!
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« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2014, 04:58:17 PM »

Hey, if you need a parts car for this thing I've got a super clean '99 that will most likely be going to the yard this spring/summer sometime.  I'm fairly positive it's a cam failure car but the tranny is still good.  Has 98k on it if I remember right.  I took the front seats and front bumper off, but otherwise it's still a complete car.  No title.

What color is the car?


It is the color of night... batman

Gray interior. 
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« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2014, 05:03:27 PM »

These were taken a few years ago when I first got it in MPLS.  Car is currently at the outlaws' residence up in Cambridge.



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« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2014, 06:04:01 PM »

Was hoping it was red... Need passenger side rocker covers..
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SOLD 1983 Mazda Rx7 GSL 5spd 144k - RWD Toy.
SOLD 1990 Honda Accord EX Auto 175k Rusty.
SOLD 1993 Honda CBR600F2 - 1st Bike.
SOLD 1997 Ford Taurus GL "SLO" Vulcan AX4N 213k - Winter Beater.
SOLD 1997 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4 32v DOHC V8 AX4N 185k - Daily Beater!
SOLD 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT - 3.0 5-spd, 182k some mods.
SOLD 2001 Chevy Impala Interceptor 3800 115k - Winter Beater/Daily.
1994 Ford Taurus SHO Yamaha 3.0 MTX 191k - Summer Ripper/Track Car!
2004 Mazda6s 3.0 ATX 225k (65k on 06 Engine) - Daily Nice Car!
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« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2014, 09:36:30 PM »

Two-tone... thumbs up
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« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2014, 09:36:43 PM »

Spray paint... thumbs up
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« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2014, 07:04:01 AM »

black wouldn't look bad. jus sayin
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« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2014, 06:17:57 PM »

Shoot.  I'd say just pull both rocker covers off and run some side pipes.  It's a V8, right? Eh!?  Vroom!   HEADBANG :ridin:
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