Seems I have been bitten and symptoms are much like what I have seen described in these other letters. Just traveling down the road and engine is running great. Suddenly a complete loss of power and engine dies. Had it taken to the dealership and camshafts on both sides of the engine have failed with stripped gears. SHO is a 1996 with 93,000.
Repairs are estimated at between $5500 - $7500 or replacement with a used engine. Mechanic at dealership says he thought it very unusual as the bottom end looks great. This prompted him to check the Ford database. He said he found 'NO' evidence of a similar events.