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thank you siiiir. yeah, thats pretty far for you, but sounds like it'll be fun. I'll be in if I can get my SHO in..
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I hope you can make it work. Should be interesting and fun to show off
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me too lol. it will definitely look sick under the hood. if you can go to that gastonia meet, hit me up, and I'll go up whether its in my ranger or whatever I can dig up.
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Sure no problem Ill send you a pm whether or not I decide to go.
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3.0L SHO IS a 3.0L Vulcan with better pistons, rods, oil pump, timing cover, intake and heads. Yamaha was contracted to make the 3.0L Vulcan breathe and rev.
The 3.0L SHO crank HAS BEEN modified to drop in to a Vulcan, but there would need to be a conversion flywheel/flexplate.
There have been 2 SHO Rangers that I know of, but the HVAC "bulge" has to be removed - i.e., no heat/AC. Space is a premium...
Parts are getting harder to come across on the older SHOs.
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3.0L SHO IS a 3.0L Vulcan with better pistons, rods, oil pump, timing cover, intake and heads. Yamaha was contracted to make the 3.0L Vulcan breathe and rev.
The 3.0L SHO crank HAS BEEN modified to drop in to a Vulcan, but there would need to be a conversion flywheel/flexplate.
There have been 2 SHO Rangers that I know of, but the HVAC "bulge" has to be removed - i.e., no heat/AC. Space is a premium...
Parts are getting harder to come across on the older SHOs.

I've done some reading and we decided against it.. I need AC, and like you said, the parts are hard to come across, and only get harder every day lol. got a deal on a vulcan 3.0 with 48k, so I'm set.
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What I've been toying with is not the SHO 3.0, but the 24v 3.0. Might be neat to swap one of those in.
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yup although you will have no torque at all lol.
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if you want as little headaches as possible

then stick with a 16 valve engine
the 32 valve engine has a lot more moving parts that can very costly to repair down the road

and some of those parts can be very expensive to replace
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yup although you will have no torque at all lol.
I have a 3.0 now. I know the feeling.
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ugh...lol i can see why ford did away with that motor, no offense. and the more valves the better the breathing but i still wish i had a bigger motor like a 5.0 or something. i will put one in my ranger when this one goes. although i love the sohc compared to the ohv.
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