V8 SHO YOUTUBE CHANNEL

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  1. AlexCT_3rdGenSHO

    AlexCT_3rdGenSHO 1997 V8 SHO - Youtuber (AlexCT)

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    Hey guys, started my YouTube channel about 2 motnhs ago,just purchased a 97' V8 SHO,going to make tons of videos on that,not sure if there is any YouTubers out there with videos on these cars,so I'm okay with being the first! So if you guys love shos and Ford of the sort,come and check me out! Will also have videos on my father 2013 Shelby GT500 and 2017 fusion sport!

     
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  3. GEN 3 SHO FAN

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    I rode it's your first car, congratulations for your SHO, it's very hard to find one in Canada in good shape, rusted as hell often. I remember that I have a discussion with a lady in Saskachewan one year ago who have identical one to yours (a green 97). One day maybe, we will have a canadian chapter for Gen 3.

    Don't make the error that some/many tryed. This car isn't a muscle car, trying to transform it into this can simply kill it. Don't hope going beyond a 20% bonus in power (beyond 270 hp). However, you can improve the handling in a great way. At this age, maintenance upgrade are a priority (including welding the cams, the #1 priority). You will not able to follow your father in his Mustang but yours can have a better handling (at least with a suspension tuning) and probably a better confort (one of my friend have a 2010 stang and I don't like sitting in it, seems not made to taller guy, can be different for 2017...).

    Your channel is a good idea, will be usefull at least for Gen 3 owners. Some time ago, I bought the kit send to the owners who bought these SHO new from Ford (US only ?) with an offert to a learning lesson in driving these SHO. In this kit, there is a promo video for the Gen 3 SHO... (well, it's not very usefull but it's very comic, gen 1 and 2 guys will probably laught a lot but who cares ?). One of my friends take the CD and convert it in mp4 IIRC. It's the kind of thing you searching for ?

    If you need info, we will be glad to help you,
     
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  4. AlexCT_3rdGenSHO

    AlexCT_3rdGenSHO 1997 V8 SHO - Youtuber (AlexCT)

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  5. 98SF19

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    Great info/advice from your fellow Canadien: Ensure cams are welded or have them done (if they're not done, don't think they can't go even this late in the game!)
    In addition:
    1. Trans-go shift kit (takes some work, but worth it if you plan on keeping car; and get a Gen 2 trans cooler and a thermostat for trans oil if not already present)
    2. Catch can setup (lower intakes get dirty quickly with stock setup, which is basically what kills the IMRC. Maybe with less humidity it isn't as much an issue as here)
    3. Typical oil leaks occur (in increasing repair difficulty): cam seal @ water pump, oil cooler & attached hoses, crank seal (aka front main), valve covers, rear main

    Beyond these, you can dig around and find beefier sway bars (shosource is a good place for these and more) and you probably already have the aluminum sub frame bushings - I'd be amazed if not. Never too late to Porterize and pop a K&N panel into air box too! (search this site and v8sho.com for "porterized intake" - very simple actually)
     

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