Twin Turbo SHO transplant

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  1. MerkXRTurbo

    MerkXRTurbo SHO Member

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    I own a 1989 Merkur XR4Ti and I am looking to find an old Tuarus SHO V6 engine to rebuild, twin turbo, and put it into my car. Are there any aftermarket rod options? Does anybody know of a place in which I can get low compression pistons, as well as new rings, cam seals, main bearings, ect?
     
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    Why not do a Duratec single turbo?

    http://www.key-ideas.com/DavidGodfreyPage.htm

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    Do what David did and add an Arizona Dyno Chip turbo kit.

    You can get a low mileage 3L for about $4-500. Use the rest for a turbo kit from ADC or talk to warmonger on contour.org about his homemade turbo kit. Not sure how handy you are. A lot cheaper than doing a Yamaha since the parts are a lot more plentiful.
     
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    It will definately be cheaper to get the Yamaha V6 and I have always been a fan of that engine. I can do any mechanical work and custom design myself, but fabrication is where I'm lacking, so I plan on having headers, bellhousing adapter, and other parts made at a machine shop.
     
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    You can get a Yamahamer for cheaper than that with 10k on the clock?! Where? Also what about parts for it. The Duratec is still in production. Only makes 20 less hp too. A lot more info on F/I on a Duratec too since ADC makes a kit that is used on Contours and Cougars. How many F/I SHO's? Not many.

    You might want to search the F/I Forum. ;)

    http://www.shoforum.com/forumdisplay.php?f=52

    Thread on low comp. pistons
     
  5. Shoaz

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    Try SHOnutperformance.com for a lot of this stuff. Josh specializes in forced-induction SHO motors and if he doesn't list something he can probably get it or know where he can.

    There are low-comp pistons available for SHO motors, he probably lists them but you can check.
     
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    Spme one has already done what you ar asking though they had a lot of custom work. They have two throttle bodies among other things.

    The SHO motor is a very strong motor stock with low comp ression pistons it can handle over 500hp. You can get SHO motors pretty cheap in fact I will be pulling mine soon and selling it.

    There is quite lot of information on supercharging SHOs and a good amount of information on turbo SHOs. The difference between the two is not much in terms of supporting mods and programming.

    If you need any information on the drivetrain I can help a bit on that.
     
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    There have been low comp. pistons made for a few SHO's from Ross, JE, and Wiseco. I'm sure you can get stronger rods through any of those mfg's and I'm sure Josh at shonutperformance.com can get any of these parts and more. IIRC I think Scat has made a custom billet crank if you're willing to pony up the big$$. Deaconblue here has had some custom internal work done on a naturally aspirated motor to include aftermarket higher comp. pistons and stroked it a little-- either with a different height piston, rod or crank work. I forget the exact particulars.
     
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    or I built my own custom turbo for my contour...and I am in the process of doing a forged duratec...that's why I am selling the SHO to finish my other project.
     

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