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Old 09-26-2003, 18:58   #1 (permalink)
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Can a V-6 front wheel drive ford sho motor be used in a rear wheel drive car?
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Old 10-10-2003, 07:36   #2 (permalink)
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A few years ago in England, someone put the whole Engine / Gearbox / Sub Frame from a Taurus SHO under the rear of a Ford Festiva. It made it into a weapon, an ugly weapon at that.
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Can a V-6 front wheel drive ford sho motor be used in a rear wheel drive car?
I don't know the exact specifications and engine mount measurements, but i guess anything is possible but whether it's viable is a different matter.

Remember an engine thats designed to be mounted east west and then modifying to run north south will require major changes as it effects the balacing of the engine.

In Australia the Buick 3.8L V6 did just that, Holden turned the engine to run north south for the rear drive commodore and in early models it suffered bad vibration problems and oil seal dramas.
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I don't know the exact specifications and engine mount measurements, but i guess anything is possible but whether it's viable is a different matter.

Remember an engine thats designed to be mounted east west and then modifying to run north south will require major changes as it effects the balacing of the engine.

In Australia the Buick 3.8L V6 did just that, Holden turned the engine to run north south for the rear drive commodore and in early models it suffered bad vibration problems and oil seal dramas.
I think the Yamaha designed Taurus SHO Engine is a lot nicer and smoother (they really loved to rev) than the old Buick sourced V6 in the Commodore.
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Old 10-24-2003, 02:55   #5 (permalink)
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No doubt the Taurus V6 is a much nicer instrument than the Buick job- Iwas reading in the current motor that the Buick v6 in question dates all the way back to 1962. Was axed in 1967 and brought out of retirement in 1975, before finding it's way in to a Holden in 1988. It's a pig and Holden have done wonders to make it work as well as it does.

That said I do agree in that if a motor is meant to fitted East-West it should probably stay that way.

Given the vintage of the buick v6 wouldn't it be likely it started out as a North-South engine?
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An engine is an engine.No matter which way it goes. So lond as ballance, mounts etc are engineered o/k..The Buick V6 considering it's short stroke it sure can't rev that well and stay together...
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The Commodore V6 Revs all the way too the limit pretty quick. and willy happily bounce off the limiter for extended periods of time.

I wonder why ford Oz has stuck with an I6 For so long.

What about the new V8 minus 2 cyls. ??
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tis is a klze (2.5 ltr V6) in the back of a VW..
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this is his web page.. http://www.offroadvw.net/
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The Commodore V6 Revs all the way too the limit pretty quick. and willy happily bounce off the limiter for extended periods of time.

I wonder why ford Oz has stuck with an I6 For so long.

What about the new V8 minus 2 cyls. ??

i think you'll find the holden engine sucks the big one compared to the falcon i6. the i6 has more power, lasts longer, better technology, and well, is generally a great engine! the holden v6 is a dying engine... it has been dying for years now and soon will be dead thankfully.
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