S Code DOHC in a Taurus SHO?

There seem to be a lot of 96-99 Taurus SHO's with bad engines, thanks to a less than desireable cam design. What would it take to replace that engine
with a 3.0L S Code DOHC engine from a Taurus LX? Is this a reasonable swap? Maybe I'm dreaming, but it seems like it could possibly work.
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Steve J wrote:

A LOT.
You might as well go with a 4.6 from a Continental.
It has been done.
Either way, you would need an entire donor vehicle from the dash & firewall forward, & then some... eg.: the SHO has a different, & larger, fuel tank than the 3.0 cars.
Lots of good reading here:
http://www.taurusclub.com /
Rob
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trainfan1 wrote:

A Continental over a T-Bird. Got me curious.
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F.H. wrote:

why not a crown vic
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Picasso wrote:

A Continental is already Front Wheel Drive... AND MORE, it's a Taurus, right down to the front subframe/engine cradle(same part number even). The easiest way to do this switch is to leave the 4.6 engine & transaxle(a heavy-duty AX4N/4F50N) intact, & swap the entire cradle.
Rob
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F.H. wrote:

A Continental is already Front Wheel Drive... AND MORE, it's a Taurus, right down to the front subframe/engine cradle(same part number even). The easiest way to do this switch is to leave the 4.6 engine & transaxle(a heavy-duty AX4N/4F50N) intact, & swap the entire cradle.
Rob
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trainfan1 wrote:

Thanks, did not know that.
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