I’ve been impressed
with the two 97 SHO Taurus’ we have in the family and have regularly
taken care of their maintenance. I drive a 90, 35 year aniv. super
charged T-bird with a stick but appreciate the opportunity to tool
around with these SHO’s from time to time.
We are from Sloatsburg
NY – One SHO is here, the other just moved to our family in Michigan.
When I was asked if
the cams should be welded on these I contacted my local Ford parts guy
and he said that they have seldom even heard of anyone that had a
problem with the sprocket spinning on the cam and bending intake valves.
I recommended to the family that they leave the cars as they are and not
waste time & money with welding the cams.
As you could have
guessed, one of them spun a sprocket on the front (right) exhaust cam
and we are in a bit of trouble. This is the SHHO that is located in New
installing engines, rebuilding whatever needs to be done, reinstalling
whatever…… is all possible in our shop but I have a few questions where
I would humbly ask for guidance . We are trying to keep the cost
reasonable to keep this car in the family ( And away from the car
The front (right )
head needs to be removed, the bent intake valves need to be replaced, a
replacement cam obtained, both exhaust cams need to have the sprockets
welded, reassemble everything. Am I correct this far?
Does it make sense to
drop the engine / trans / frame to accomplish this or can it be done in
Can you recommend a
supplier for the Head gasket who is fair priced?
Do you know of a
reliable welder where I can send the cams?
Is there a procedure
written to guide me through this?
Would you help me out
with this information? I really need to start on this quickly but am
hesitant to start before I have at least the head gasket which seems to
be a little difficult to locate.
Please Email your
thoughts, comments, coaching.