Youtube tribute to Gen 3 SHO

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  1. GEN 3 SHO FAN

    GEN 3 SHO FAN SHO Member

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    This review was released recently (april 3 2019) by a lot more motivated man than me. I'm wondering if this guy isn't a member here in one of the SHO clubs.



    Interesting infos if you're a new owner too.
     
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  2. E1

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    Ehhh. Fair review from me.

    235 Hp, not 240.

    Loctite was not a formal recall if I recall correctly.

    While I liked that smoke show, our cars don't normally do that unless they are tied down somehow.

    Fun to watch. Thank you for posting.
     
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  3. GEN 3 SHO FAN

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    I was in fact surprised that the spinning wheels aren't explained by some modifications... Even with some usefull infos, his guy is a little bit too much motivated.

    Many many people posted comments below to keep this guy calm... Like how the car is a total crap, you know that kind of things. :S (The two extremes in one place.)
     
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    Eric is correct, the Locktite thing was not a formal Ford fix. And the two common fixes were welding and pinning, with Locktite not being anything 'approved'.

    The Gen III is not going to take an 5 liter Mustangs of its day from a standing start, either. Yes, maybe when already rolling, depending on where in the curve they were at, but otherwise, the Mustang would be considerably quicker off the line.

    And finally, its not the engine problem that did in the model, but rather its outright poor marketing. the engine problem was barely known during the car's actual production cycle, only becoming common knowledge well after production had ceased. Instead, Ford killed it by simply not bothering to market it even marginally well. Which was not an uncommon Ford problem of the time.

    pax, smn
     
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    I also rode somewhere that Yamaha, which was working with different car companies at that time had similar problem with the cams on others engines. (Sadly, I forgot where I saw this...)
     
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    Sadly, Ford still has this trait. Some things never change.
     
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    Even the Gen 4 SHO have timing problems. The chains will become longer at the point they will broke...

    IIRC, the 3.5L is also an interference engine...
     
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    Well one of the cars had modified brakes, the rears were locked up. The others were modified. Its not impossible to make the cars smoke like the movies do... WD-40 is your smoke master...
    Keeping the dream alive! I had nothing to do with the making of the video. Just my insight.
     
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    It was a problem for many car manufacturers. My brother, who welded my SHO, was familiar with many dodge and GM engines having this problem. He was a Chevy dealership mechanic. Some would have hollow cam's and other's may be solid, making the fixes slightly different.
     
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    Thinking about that, a lot more motivated man than me can be a fanatic man... ;)
     

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