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Do you think it would be feasible to possibly shove a 3.4L V8 Taurus SHO engine into my EGT and keep it front wheel drive? I´d go from 127 hp to 238 hp and from 114 lb ft to 230 lb ft, which is quite a considerable gain. I figure that the 3.4L is small enough that it just might fit into the engine bay.
I used to work with a guy that put a V8 in his Cavalier. I don´t know how but he did.
If i got enough money to get a good SHO engine, do you think it would be worth my time?
 

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well, i knew that...but the thing is i´ve ALWAYS wanted a Taurus SHO, but i can´t afford the insurance for a V8. if i drop the engine in my escort they´ll think i have the I4 still and my insurance will stay the same. Plus i won´t gain all the weight that comes along with the rest of the Taurus.
If i do this it´ll really be a side project, my real love is IN this car 100%. I do eventually want to go turbo. Just something for me to think about.
 

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Remove the firewall and you can probably fit a v8 in there, and then you can see it from inside too lol. I agree with matt though, you are better of going turbo as it will be easier and net the same power if you do it right.
 

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With the little 1.8L you could actually stroke the motor quite a bit, then bore out a little bit if you´re all about displacement, but then add forced induction with a larger T03 sized turbo, try to get 20lbs or more on the motor and you´d have enough power under your pedal to laugh at the SHO motor. Best of all...you could be the SHO SLEEPER! or Stopper, what ever you´d prefer.
 

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Why do you want the V8 get a V6 from an 89-95 there smaller but they have the same power and personally i like the v6 i have drove both and they have automatic v6´s from 93? and up
 

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Yeah, speaking specifically about the 6cyl. The 89-95´s are BADASS. The V6 with the Yamaha head is incredible. It was the first car that I could spin the tires until 3rd gear on the freeway on ramp. And to add to it....a Taurus, with a 5speed standard, and all leather interior is pretty pimp come back for a car that otherwise is the curse of mechanics everywhere.
 

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It´s just something to do with the V8 motor specifically. Just think of your dream cars and and you´ll know where i´m coming from on this. I forgot about the early 90s V6 SHOs.
One of these days i´ll have the money to screw around with projects like that, but for now i can just dream. I´m happy with my car, as soon as i get the struts done with the lowering springs, i´m gettin a new bumper so i don´t have to worry about my new fog lamps falling off
 

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i THINK, but im not shure, the v6 SHO´s use the same trannys as the scorts. dont take my word for it, they just looked the same. I was changing the oil on an SHO, thats how i noticed. if indeed they were the same trannys, the v6 might just squeeze in there. that would be a badass Escort
 

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I know the SHOs redline at 7k rpm, which is what the EGTs redline at so. It is possible they use the same transmission.
 
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