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Old 10-15-2007, 08:38 AM   #1
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yamaha engine swap?

ok well this is the question,,,im thinking of swapping in a yamaha engine from a SHO taurus...what all will i need? i will have the entire SHO for parts,,,will i need the computer and harness? and will i need to use the drive axles from the SHO or my focus? and what about the transmissions? will my MTX fit?


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Old 10-15-2007, 09:36 AM   #2
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im sure you will need the whole nine yards.. tranny, ECU and wire harness

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thanks,,i figured as much also,,i know this engine is like 220 hp stock,,,so i figured with the super charger or turbo then it would really haul butt
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Old 10-15-2007, 11:11 AM   #4
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What year SHO is coming out of?

You're a crafty one, you should go big and do the 5.0 swap and have a RWD focus.
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It will haul with the stock 220hp. Can you say torque steer?

Anyway, as far as I know, you're going to need everything. Engine, harness, and about four thousand other misc. bits and pieces. As for the transmission, I don't know if the MTX-75 can bolt up to the 3.0. I wouldn't be suprised if it didn't. What transmission (MTX) was available on the SHO...or was there one?
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http://www.modifiedfocus.com/shoswap.htm

I thought it had the parts list but it has a tad bit of info on it. Oh and I'm not sure if you will be able to contact the person about the parts for it anymore since it was the guy behind FocusSalvage and his brother that did it...
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^^^^Subframe work does not sound fun, but that looks absolutely crazy. I want it.
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it says he knotched it out,,,which just means he had to cutt it to make the engine fit in,,hard part seems to be the custom axles,,where would u get something like that from?
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I realize what notching is, but I'm pretty sur that big hunk of metal is there for a reason...and adding a heavier engine while taking subframe away could cause stress issus. How much has to be cut out?

As for the custom axles, I think you can get them built by some companies...I don't know of any off hand.
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As far as I know, you could get the custom axles from someone like Driveshaft King in Dallas. You'd more than likely need to give them the specs you need.
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