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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  2. Qshiplvr

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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.
     
  12. GEN 3 SHO FAN

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    Yes, if you want to repair your sunroof, just find a good Gen 4 SLO and you will have all the spare parts (glass, screws, rails, etc.).

    Finally someone found something usefull to do with these cams ! (Ha, ha)
     
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    Gen 3 SHO Fan:

    I still consider myself a newbie, so please forgive my ignorance for requesting clarification...when you say Gen 4 sunroofs are interchangeable with Gen 3 (like my 1999 SHO), you are referring to the 2000 - 2007 models of Taurus and not the Gen 4 SHO (2010+)?

    I am planning a Pick-a-part run tomorrow, and the temps will get to 104, so don't want to spend a whole lotta time out there.

    Thanks in advance for clearing up my confusion!
     
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    Yes, 2000-2007 models. I’d be surprised if anything off the 2010+ fits 2007 and older Taurus.


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    Thats right, find a good 2000-2007 taurus. Ford sold over 400 000of them by year. All scrapyards still have one or two even today.

    (SLO is for Super Low Output and for other non-SHO taurus)

    Don't forget to keep around 10 spare of these black screws, they fit well to repair the door seal between the 2 doors on each side (push pins will fall apart one day or another).
     
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    Fyi... my pick and pull still has a rose mist gen 3... if it's still not raining when I'm done with my laundry I'll swing by and get some pics.
     
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    Well poop! Went to the yard, paid the entrance fee, walked all the way to the far corner where the Ford cars were before,...and ALL the Tauruses except one, were gone! The employee at the front said just a couple of months ago they sent the lot of them (about a dozen) to the crusher! ;-( Gotta wait until more incoming get stocked.
     
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    When it comes to Gen 2&3's (even SLO's), and early 4's, I don't know how many more will be coming in at this point. I'd imagine old Taurus trade-ins would yield more from the crusher than a junk yard.

    I went to a local LKQ yard that has hundreds upon hundreds of cars on their property, and the guy accessed their database and said they had NO taurii in stock, which I found very hard to believe. They recently bought this yard, and probably only cared to inventory later models. Unfortunately, they don't let the public pull parts. For them (a big business), it's all about the most sought after vehicles, which, for said Taurus model years, was probably a decade ago.
     
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    Time moves on.

    pax, smn
     
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    Well I have monitors for incoming Taurii at the LKQ's near me. Seems like Gen3/4 cars are coming in by the dozens a month. Caught 2 Gen2 SHO's recently. Only got to one of them. It was drowning in oil... Seems like the owner just finally gave up on it.
     

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