From: Curtis Chance <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Mon, 25 Jul 2005 21:45:47 -0500
Subject: Cam Failure
I recently purchased a 97 SHO that had been wrecked. I purchased the car strictly for the motor, transmission and subframe for a project SHO that I'm working on. The motor was started prior to and after purchase and appeared to not have any abnormal indications at idle and slight to moderate revving. Car could not be driven do to right front knuckle failure which resulted in separation of the axel hub/wheel and shock from the vehicle. Upon dismantling the motor to replace high wear items such as main/rod bearings and to have preventative maintenance done to the cams (i.e. welded by FPS). Once I removed the rear Intake cam I found the the cam sprocket had already failed and could easily be slid down the cam shaft. Can I contribute to the class action law suit even if the motor was removed from the original vehicle to be used in another Taurus SHO of a different body style and year.
Details Pending - Buford