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My weekend project - SHO Tuneup

My truck only played a supporting role in this project, when I needed to run gets parts/tools, but since it is a , I thought I would post the work I did on the SHO.

The car is pretty nasty looking right now. I got it for $200, it had sat for years before I bought it. If you didn't pay attention to the original SHOs, what you basically have is a 3.0L Yamaha Motorcycle engine in a Taurus. Mine is a 91 Plus, last of the first generation Taurus.



The engine bay was very nasty, mainly becasue the seals on the vavle covers were shot. Basically the project was plugs, wires and seals. To do this, you have to remove the intake manifold, and it is suggested the hood. I managed to do it leaving the hood on. I had a spare intake I got podwer coated, so when I put things back together I was able to clean it up some.

Here is the Engine in all it's glory


With the manifold off.


Everytime I took something off, I woud find more crap. Not only was thee buildup in the intake, there were leaves and crud all over. I think this is the most I have used a shop vac in an engine bay.


First Valve cover replaced


Assembling the intake.




Intake Installed




Of course, things never go as planned. The car wouldn't start. After a couple hours of diagnosis and research, it turns out that the intake provides a ground for a small electronics module, and the powder coating blocked that. So, parts came off, things were sanded and finally she started.

I still have cleanup under the hood (might take it to a shop to get it steam cleaned), as well as struts, springs, exhaust, paint... the lists never ends.

As ususal, it took longer than I planned, and I worked on it all weekend.

I hope the Powerstroke isn't as hard to work on as the SHO is.

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Damn good find for 200 bucks Kevin!!! :shocked:

Those powdercoated parts look good. I think your wishes for the 6.0 being easier to work on are gonna be stomped, depending on what you're doing

The good thing is that you don't have to remove the intake assy to replace the sparkplugs


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Those engines are such a pain to work on because there is nooooo room.

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The good thing is that you don't have to remove the intake assy to replace the sparkplugs
At least I have that going for me.

I just ordered struts, springs and bushings for the SHO today. Everytime I do anything I spend more than I did on the car. I guess that is what you get when you have a $200 car

I really need to get this one done so I can focus somemod work on the truck.

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The powdercoating looks great... almost looks like a new motor. Are you fixing the car up for a daily driver or are you trying to flip it?


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I like the way the intake looks. My buddy had a couple different SHOs. Is this one a manual or automatic.(Cant remember when they did away with the manual)
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The powdercoating looks great... almost looks like a new motor. Are you fixing the car up for a daily driver or are you trying to flip it?
It's a daily driver, and might see a little light autocross work when I am done. I have it entered in the non Mustang class for the Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup autocross in June.

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It's a daily driver, and might see a little light autocross work when I am done. I have it entered in the non Mustang class for the Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup autocross in June.
Hell yeah! where is that held?


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RMMR is heald Father's Day weekend every year in Steamboat. We have a mountain cruise Thursday afternoon, autocross Friday and close main street Saturday for the show. 500 - 600 Mustangs are up there. It is a real ball.

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Good deal on the SHO. I own two 97s with the v8, and a 92 with 260,000 that runs like a top. They are pretty addicting as far as wanting to make them better. I believe I have the powerstroke craze for a while.

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