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Old 01-10-2006, 09:53 PM
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Am I the only one that thinks a taurus SHO motor in a Mustang would be awesome? I've got 128K SHO with a CAI and it will run 93 mph in the quarter. If you throw 9lbs of boost at it these motors will crank out almost 350hp at the wheels. Just a thought.
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Old 01-10-2006, 09:56 PM
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i always thought the SHO engine was just a 5.0?
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Old 01-10-2006, 10:37 PM
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it should be. i believe.
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Old 01-10-2006, 10:43 PM
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He is talking about the yamaha-built DOHC 3.0/3.2 liter v6's that came in the 89-95 ford taurus SHO's.

I used to own a 94 MTX and they are great motors, and I think it would be cool to swap a boosted SHO motor into a mustang but you have some major problems.

#1: Although the v6 in the SHO has potential, it still has no where near the potential of a 5.0, 4.6, or bigger mustang motor. The swap would be much more complicated then one of the above motors, and the swap would not really be cost efficient.

#2: A SHO motor is set up for a FWD application, meaning it is going to take some serious work to get the motor converted to a RWD transmission.

If you can fabricate a bell housing and do the other things that are going to be needed to make a SHO motor RWD, maybe it would be worth it, but seriously, swapping a supercharged 4.6/5.4 would be cheaper and less involved, and you would be making better power. If you want any more information on SHO's, give me a pm, I know them pretty thouroughly.


I think you guys are talking about the 5.0 High output motor, two completely different engines.
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Old 01-10-2006, 10:49 PM
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yeah, those sho's can be made into sleepers with some boost thrown on them. But those are pretty few and far between.
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Old 01-10-2006, 11:03 PM
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He is talking about the yamaha-built DOHC 3.0/3.2 liter v6's that came in the 89-95 ford taurus SHO's.

I used to own a 94 MTX and they are great motors, and I think it would be cool to swap a boosted SHO motor into a mustang but you have some major problems.

#1: Although the v6 in the SHO has potential, it still has no where near the potential of a 5.0, 4.6, or bigger mustang motor. The swap would be much more complicated then one of the above motors, and the swap would not really be cost efficient.

#2: A SHO motor is set up for a FWD application, meaning it is going to take some serious work to get the motor converted to a RWD transmission.

If you can fabricate a bell housing and do the other things that are going to be needed to make a SHO motor RWD, maybe it would be worth it, but seriously, swapping a supercharged 4.6/5.4 would be cheaper and less involved, and you would be making better power. If you want any more information on SHO's, give me a pm, I know them pretty thouroughly.


I think you guys are talking about the 5.0 High output motor, two completely different engines.
the SHO shares the same bellhousing as the 2.8/2.9/3.0rwd engines so finding a tranny wouldn't be too hard

the SHO would not hold up to the powerlevels that the 3.8 essex block can take. yes it had more ***** in stock trim than the 3.8 but has no real advantage over the 3.8 when it comes to modding potential and holding alot of power

9psi may give 350whp on an SHO engine but 14psi on a turbocharged stock 3.8 gives 430rwhp as proven by Justin Starkey. port the heads and add a turbo spec'd cam with forged pistons and rods with the necessary fuel upgrades and that power level increases dramatically.

the SHO engines are not known for great strength when used with forced induction and the V8 SHO's were not known for durability in stock trim
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Old 01-11-2006, 01:59 AM
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If you really wanted to get an SHO motor i would get the newer v8 one, i think its a 4.6 just like the mustangs but i'm not quite sure.
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Old 01-11-2006, 02:04 AM
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No, it is definitley not a 4.6 motor. It's a 3.4L motor made by yamaha. I used to own a 97 SHO. It was nice, but I just wanted something more sporty.
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Old 01-11-2006, 02:46 AM
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If you really wanted to get an SHO motor i would get the newer v8 one, i think its a 4.6 just like the mustangs but i'm not quite sure.
3.4L V8 loosely based on the Mazda 2.5L V6 and built by Yahama
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