Gen3 at PnP - Greely, CO

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  1. SHOVNST

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    Was at a self-serve yard today and couldn’t help but notice this v8 SHO. The wheels are in excellent condition. There is a 5th matching chrome wheel in the trunk. This probably hasn’t been there long, everything is 99% untouched. Name of the yard is: Andersen’s in Greely, CO.

    I chuckled when I seen what was holding up the hood...

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    Gosh, that valve cover shroud looks SOOOO pristine! I WISH I were closer to CO! I'd drive out there just to pick it! Mine is cracked where the harness loops around the passenger side, and someone over torqued on of the nuts so the loop shattered
     
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    Not to mention my needing the inside track of the sunroof. My plastic runner snapped and I have been terrified to open my sunroof ever since.
     
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    Another one bites the dust. Always a shame to see that happening on an already rare car.

    pax, smn
     
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    What would REALLY be funny is if that was a v8 cam.
    I'd be curious to find out how long it's been there. Body doesn't look to be in very bad shape, just those few marked dings. I see the coolant reservoir has been replaced but EGR, IAC and MAF look original. Betcha it was cam sprocket or trans, although anymore, the cost of something like steering or fuel pump would probably turn away the average showner.

    Re: appearance cover - I still have mine in my garage, but I'd guess the majority of Gen3's still on the road do not, unless owner is either a schlub who pays a shop to do every little thing (and hence, cover always gets reinstalled), or an enthusiast who takes car to shows and wants the original look.
     
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    Well, it IS a V8 cam, just not a cam off a V8 SHO motor. Pushrod single valve style.
     
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    Oops, I left out the "3.4". lol
     
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    I'd be stripping that thing if it were near me. Heads, lower intake. They are getting harder to find. We have a have a couple of Gen 2's in my local junk yard. Haven't seen a Gen3 in almost a year.

    Qshiplvr: Don't forget that Gen4 sunroofs should work.
     
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    Are you saying the entire assembly is a match? If so, that's huge.

    Qshiplvr: you talking about the front plastic frame piece that's known to break? There are some write-ups here and at least one on TCCA (Bullgeek) that discuss the moonroof repair. I put one up a while ago but Gen3sho did one recently that was good. There's a learning curve for figuring out the switch/motor/hardware logic to finish things off (IE fairing the panel to be just below flush with exterior) but as long as you're in a garage or at least not expecting rain, it's not bad.
     
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    One thing I failed to mention... the body on that v8 SHO is very rust free. If anybody is seriously looking for parts. (Living in WI for 33 years I notice these things). Odometer is 195k miles and the interior is clean. I was honestly a little bummed to see it sitting there.


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    I haven't done this myself, but that was the topic in this discussion started by Gen3SHOFan.
    Sunroof Restoration

    I have replaced the window track seals from the Gen4's.

    If you only need the rubber seal, you could get a Gen2 from the Sunroof Doctor.
     

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