3.0l SHO Motor


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Ok so I was wondering if anyone has ever even attempted this swap it seemed like a cool idea and the really run good
 


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ford did it back in the early 90's to a second gen ranger GT as a "prototype". over all a great idea with lots of potential....id like to do this swap myself someday.

the 3.0 vulcan and 3.0 SHO share the same bellhousing bolt pattern, so it will bolt up to a 3.0 mazda 5 speed. the intake plenum is symmetrical...so it can be picked up and bolted on "backwards" to get the TB facing the right way. headers have to be custom made.
 

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huh, that's cool. i wasnt aware that you could flip that manifold. it seems like a sweet motor. the top end was done by yamaha.
there was a complete pulled one at a wrecking yard for something like $300.
 

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actually the 3.0 and 3.2 SHO's are all yamaha. the 3.4 v-8 was the one that ford built the block for, while yamaha built the top end and internals.

i really love the design of this motor. the 7 grand factory redline was decided upon after the motor kept blowing up belt-driven accessories.....meaning the engine can handle even more revs. they ran one motor for something like 20-some hours at redline with no problems. the engines bottom end is very strong even in stock form...and can be modified to handle considerable boost. ive seen an SHO taurus beat a dodge viper at the drag.

the main downside to the motor is the cost. you've got about $500 in gaskets just from the heads up.
 

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The engines are yamaha, and they were intended for use in some type of speed boat. Ford snagged them up. They seem like a very awesome engine Wicked.
 

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Yea thats cool it would be nice to find some pics I was looking around and couldn't find any
Anyone have any
 

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How much power do these things have? Just wondering.
 

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the SHO motor was designed and built by yamaha solely for ford. the engine was originally supposed to go into a mid engine sports car...but since that project fell through, ford put them into the taurus.

220HP @6200 RPM and 200ft-lbs @ 4800RPM.



theres a 2 page artical on that truck floating around on the internet somewhere...but i cant find it right now for some reason.
 

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the SHO motor was designed and built by yamaha solely for ford. the engine was originally supposed to go into a mid engine sports car...but since that project fell through, ford put them into the taurus.

220HP @6200 RPM and 200ft-lbs @ 4800RPM.



theres a 2 page artical on that truck floating around on the internet somewhere...but i cant find it right now for some reason.
wow.

that sounds like loads of fun.

i want one.
 

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I should have persued a Job at Roush when I was Younger. I would have had the coolest job ever.
I could have had a job at Dodge (where they fixed problems).
I was also offered a job at G.M.s proving grounds.
I hate cities though. I just stay out in the country and work for peanuts.
I came close to putting a 3.0 SHO engine in the Frog but, The guy wanted a few to many peanuts. Maybe someday.
Imagine finding that 3.0, T5 bellhousing. That would be a find!!!!
 
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theres a guy at work whos got a complete SHO motor laying around taking up space in his garage. he says hes prepaired to make me a sweet deal on it, but i just dont have anywhere to store a motor right now. i would love to have the motor just laying around because id love to do a supercharged SHO ranger someday.

i was also thinking it would be a fun swap for the escort :D
 

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I think that motor would do considerable damage to an Escort. LOL.
Does he have the EFI harness and ECA? That would be pretty darn important.
 

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hey they put v8's in focus's....why not an SHO into an escort? talk about sleeper...

as far as i know its the engine with harness on it still bolted to the transaxle. i dont know if hes got the PCM, but he's not the type to overlook details like that, so im sure its there.
 

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I think the 3.0 vulcan in an Escort would be wild, And it would be a bolt in. I seriously think the SHO motor would have problems without some serious reinforcement. Also, the axle shafts are a different length so that would be a problem.
The v-8 focus is a little different, They convert it to rear wheel drive so it is a major mod. BIG BAGS of peanuts.
 


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