1993 Ford Taurus SHO [56k=death] - new track pics 5/20

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  1. DVS SHO 93

    DVS SHO 93 machine of hate

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    I'm flippin bored, so I'll post some pics of my car.

    Engine/Driveline - SHO Shop Stage 1 cams, Polished Extrude Honed runners, Big bore butterflies, SHO Shop cold air intake [not pictured anywhere], Catco y-pipe, dynomax catback, SHO NUT adjsutable fuel pressure regulator, Quaife

    Suspension - Tokicko struts all around, Intrax springs in front [one coil cut off] Eibachs in the rear, Aluminum subframe bushings, subframe connectors, Carbon Fiber front strut tower brace.

    Wheels/Brakes - Enkei J10 18"x7.5" w/ BFG KDW2 235/40/18, 04 Mach 1 Calipers w/ 13" rotors.

    And of course the Carbon Fiber Cowl hood and the SHOrt shifter.

    It needs a few things, I need to finish the rear suspension and put the Intrax springs on the rear. And some stuff under the hood needs to be cleaned and straighed up.

    New Pics 5/20
    New pics from a track day at Gingerman. I got black flagged 3 times because my brakes were 'on fire'. :mamoru: It was really just the semi metallic pads sparking. But the guy at the tower said I couldn't go back out because they were touching the ground.
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    You can kinda see the sparks on my front wheel here.

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    Carbon Fiber cowl

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    Polished/painted intake - adjustable FPR - carbon fiber FSTB

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    That marker light has always been like that - You can see the 13" Cobra brakes.

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    First gear w/ SHOrt Shifter

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    Second gear

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    Shifter itself

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    In hot pits at Gingerman at the spring event

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    Putnam Park - July 05

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  4. DVS SHO 93

    DVS SHO 93 machine of hate

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    Thanks. :h5:
    I indeed do. Nice lookin 92 you had there.
     
  5. I've heard the same thing but that one looks niceeeee.
     
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    DVS SHO 93 machine of hate

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    If they're not maintained properly, they can be pieces of shit. But thats like any car. The engine was designed and built by Yamaha, so some of the parts are hard to come by. But the biggest problems I've had with the car has been because of Ford Parts.
     
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    Pretty nice SHO. Looks like a cop car.
     
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    I very much approve of this thread..

    needs more turbo though
     
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    You pay for everything, I'll do it.
     
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    pyehac if she's old enough to cross the street, she's old

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    I miss my taurus.

    Nice car BTW!
     
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    Very Nice. Yamaha IM = sex. How many miles do you have on it and out of curiosity, do you have any track times or dynos?
     
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    The car currently has 115k on it, when I bought it in the summer of 04 it had 76k on it. :eek: I dont have any track times as the SHOs aren't great at 1/4 mile due to the FWD and lack of low end torque. I dont have any recent, accuracte dyno's either. Last time I dyno'd I had a bad temp sensor. Put down a whopping 170 whp and 193 ft lbs. The torque was the highest I had ever dyno'd. However, I have raced my roomate who has almost the exact same mods, and we were dead even until about 135. Which, the difference at that speed, at that RPM, we figure is because his y-pipe is slightly larger and mandrel bent. His car put down around 215-218 to the wheels IIRC.
     
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    Hmmmm this car looks familiar, can't quite figure it out though.:noes:
     
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    ah, alright. I wouldn't doubt your car could keep up or even be faster than mine, though. I ran a 14.3 @ 99 and dynoed 205 whp / 221 wtq stock. I got all kinds of wheel hop/wheel spin off the line but I have stock motor mounts and crappy tires. You might be able to trap higher than me, because the Yamaha motors have amazing top end power with those IMs. IMO low 14s is pretty respectable for a FWD family sedan, so maybe you should hit the track up, even if it's just for fun. You got the temp sensor fixed, correct? Either way, nice car!
     
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    I did fix the temp sensor, and that was before I raced my roomate. I know the car should be making good power, and possibly just a little fine tuning. I'd like to build up a nice high compression engine, but no money yet.
     
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    shos are the best models :drool:
     
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    I like it very nice car :)
     
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    My roomates 80k 1989 is Red. My other friends used to be red, but then he shaved all the handles and the body line and painted it slate grey. I dont really have a color preference, but not a huge fan of the green. I do however, prefer my SHOs low.
     
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    Not too bad at all :coold:


    Are the cobra brakes a straight swap?
     
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    Nice to see another forum person on OT...

    'Chop here ... w00t
     
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    For my car and earlier, not exactly. The 89-93 cars need a knuckle swap to the 94/95 knuckles. Which, everything after that just bolts right on. The rotors do need to be re-drilled to the correct bolt pattern, but I have a buddy with a machine shop, so he just did it for me.

    Heyy, although, i haven't seen you on the other forum very much recently :run:
     
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    Ya, work has been kicking my ass and I was in the hospital the end of last week so ive been trying to recover and trying to stay off this silicon box as best I can :wiggle:
     

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