Official : What did you do to your SHO today? Thread

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  1. sdpatt

    sdpatt Sr. SHO Engr.

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    Got her back on the road after installing new:
    1. Clutch (reason for the service outage)
    2. Billet steel flywheel (SHO Source)
    3. Three flywheel guide pins (they were missing and caused the clutch to shudder on take-up and fail in 7K miles)
    4. R & L lower control arms*
    5. Passenger CV half shaft*
    6. SHO-spec steering rack*
    7. Power steering pump*
    8. High pressure PS line
    9. Driver side tie rod end*
    10. Front strut rod bushings, poly*
    11. Heli-coils in stripped, lower oil pan to MTX bolts
    12. Gloss black paint on subframe
    13. Front struts
    14. Front strut mounts*
    15. Front sway bar links*
    16. Rear strut mounts*
    17. Rear strut rod bushings, poly*
    18. Rear sway bar links, poly bushings
    19. Alignment
    20. Wheel balance

    * Replaced by LLT warranty from AutoZone or O'Reilly Auto Parts (thank you)

    And a few other incidentals along the way in refurbishing the car to make 500,000 miles possible. Now I will be addressing the aesthetic aspects to help her look as young as she feels now that the suspension is tight and quiet and the clutch is buttery smooth again.

    The SHO had been parked since August while waiting for the time from Thanksgiving to Christmas that I could have it on jack stands in my garage for the extended service and refurbishment. It's good to have her back!
     
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  2. SHOdded

    SHOdded SHO Member

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    Scott!!!

    Wow that is a LOT of work! I think a million is possible!
     
  3. sdpatt

    sdpatt Sr. SHO Engr.

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    And my SHO was just one of six cars I worked on while I was off for Christmas. My daily driver BMW 335i got some attention too: new Bilstein B8 front struts (to match the rears), strut mounts, sway bar links and thrust arms (equivalent to the SHO's front tension struts, but beautifully cast in aluminum) and the low-pressure, in-tank fuel pump (access to the tank is easy through a 10" plate under the back seat).
     
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  4. SHOdded

    SHOdded SHO Member

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    Wish we could get Bilsteins for our newer MY Fords :( Such a dearth of options, and not that difficult to develop!

    In my book you are a Superman :hail::hail:
     
  5. Devin

    Devin 3.Slow

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    Spent money on mine for the first time in a few years. Not that it wasn't needing it, but due to a bad heater core, a strange scraping noise from a front wheel well and the oil lamp flickering, it has been growing Moss more than anything else. Time to dust her off and replace that heater core!
     
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  6. NoSlo

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    With help of a fat anti-sway bar, the no-jack-required 6:00am brake job.

    [​IMG]

    Was ready to put on a new hose and caliper, but only needed replacement of stuck slider pins. I mis-remembered the caliper and hose I had was for the other side, anyway.

    - add to that a steering spindle with Timken wheel bearing.
     
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  7. Devin

    Devin 3.Slow

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    That is a sphincter clench-inducing picture.
     
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  8. tery

    tery Silvia survived the purge- summer car

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    Truly ...it is...the picture...its like an Escher scene in real life
     
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  9. NoSlo

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    Time to do something with the 1992 SHO back seat I've been storing for about 16 years...

    [​IMG]

    Noice?

    Hint #1. Look at how the back part of the seating area panels gets wider. On 1993-1995 the leather panel arrangement is reversed, where instead the front is wider...

    Hog rings all removed around the edge. The seat has additional through-the-cushion retaining at the seam across the seating areas to get to, but none on the sides of the panels.

    [​IMG]

    Hint #2:
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    Some passenger side foam, which doesn't get sat on as much...


    Hint #3:
    [​IMG]
     
  10. blk\blk90

    blk\blk90 SHO Member Supporting Member

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    Rear buckets?
     
  11. SM105K

    SM105K Streetlight Grand Prix Champ

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    I opened the garage and smiled, because I see no more chrome.
     
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    Ptu and rear diff fluid change then off to ford for bumper replacement, shocks, and tie rods. [​IMG]. They certainly dont make it easy to do this!


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    New clutch time. Installed by our Chief Mechanic.
    [​IMG]
     
  14. GotGrip?

    GotGrip? Definitely Not a Cop

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    Well, I got pretty far, new grill, noise maker delete, intake (sounds amazing) and intercooler roughed out. I need a few pieces before I could finalize so i put it back together. Intercooler does fit behind upper grill rather snug, the pipes fit just barely under headlights with some trimming. Both sides will wrap around the rails and under. The splitter fits in place but requires a little bit of modification. Will be finalizing the new cooler in a couple weeks.
     

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  15. xFallenxCripplex

    xFallenxCripplex SHO Member

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    Does anyone know what this is for? Other then getting In the way of the rear diff?[​IMG]

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  16. bpd1151

    bpd1151 Lurking Around

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    Looking at the way you outlined that hanger (which by the way, serves no purpose whatsoever that I am aware of) looks like a man's junk. Albeit upside down.

    Can't help but think it was a cruel joke on some engineer's part?

    If so, kind of funny.



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    BamSHO SHO Member

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    I installed a drain plug, so I don't have to deal with that thing.
     
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  18. NoSlo

    NoSlo GoldMember

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    That's an angle-of-attack pitot tube sensor, the same single sensor of MCAS that grounded the 737-Max fleet. Failure could also put your SHO in an unrecoverable dive.

    (just an exhaust hanger for a non-SHO)

    A source of correct like-new leather for re-doing front seat. Been on hold for a while.
     
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    Joshw0000 SHO Member

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    Yea I'm guessing it's an exhaust hanger for a different model Taurus and they just put it on all of them so there's less SKU's to manufacture. You can cut it off or use a low profile racket.

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  20. NoSlo

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    The SHO gets some global pandemic downtime attention... and some parts from the "someday I'll get to it" bin.

    Front Tokicos, upgrade ATX to "JIT" code SHO springs, made 5/8" spacers above old-style (short/rubbing) mounts,
    Moog K8821 front adjustable caster/camber mounts,
    G3 rear subframe bushings (after frustration not realizing the old G2 ones left a metal ring in the subframe),
    Front strut rod bushings, Moog blue TP,
    Lower control arm (for ball joint),
    Front ATX motor mount,
    Moog outer tie rod ends,
    Rear swaybar endlinks and swaybar bushings,
    Left rear parking brake cable, hose, caliper and pads, along with ABS motor/modulator, full bleed.

    Spent more time getting alignment dialed than any shop would - for the first time (ever?) SHO camber at -0.5 front and ~0.9 rear, add'l positive caster balanced and then road tweaked for perfect road following with 210lbs of human ballast, toes set at 0, with possible toe error being toward spec. Rear '99 non-active struts got knuckles dropped 1"+ along with the eight cam adjusters in the rear arms.

    Results: Super crisp and firm, no more fear of scraping on driveways with its angry instead of saggy stance, and tuned for the open freeways with barely a touch needed on the steering wheel.

    Maybe someday: Wheelbase is 105.75/105.87 instead of 106.1, and rear struts have some positive caster instead of negative. Another set of rod bearings and cam seals still calling out from their parts box...
     
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