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  1. AshesofAxel

    AshesofAxel New Member

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    Hi I have a 2000 Ford Taurus, has a 24v v6 engine that has locked up. Question for yall...can I put a sho engine maybe from a 98 or 99 sho into my Taurus se? Kinda like the car and kinda wanna keep it.
     
  2. luigisho

    luigisho SHO Member

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    It will physically fit, but you will have to custom alot to make it work. Mounts, wiring and computer, questions about transmission bolting up/adapter plate or SHO transmission, etc.
    You would be much better off finding an original engine replacement. Nothing else will be plug and play. If you want to spend a bunch of money and time, anything can be done.
     
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    Kinda figured unfortunately but thank you so my next question then if I get a original size replacement what kind of mods can I get that can make 24v 3.0 v6 kinda act like. Poor man's sho engine? Lol
     
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    Jordan_R Stock Block Ready To Knock...er..Rock

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    Can buy a cheap gen 1/2 and have the real thing.
     
  5. luigisho

    luigisho SHO Member

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    Good question. I am not as familiar with the regular Taurus engine as I have only ever owned SHO versions. There is a taurus forum https://www.taurusclub.com
    I haven't been there in a while, but they are familiar with all manner of modifications for the more common Taurus platforms.

    Even with the SHO motor from the early v6-v8, (not the new twin turbo) substantial higher engine output is hard to obtain without forced induction (turbo, Supcharg, nitrous) to where you really notice a jump. I have finally, after many, many years, determined that you need the right platform at the beginning to get reliable higher performance in a daily car. If it's a part time frankenstein toy then anything goes.
     
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    Ha. The 3.0 DOHC is a poor mans SHO engine. It's probably nearly as slow as a V8 SHO.
     
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    46L in a Taurus 4.jpg If you are swapping motors then.....
     
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