Box of Snakes? 1993 Ford Taurus SHO
This next car coms as a tip from Rock On who called it a “bundle of snakes”…which surprised me because I hadn’t put the Taurus SHO in the same snake-in-the-box paradigm as something like a ’70s Italian sportscar or an ’80s Jag. Did Ford pickup were Jaguar left off — did they have a factory of careless workers assembling something that was so needlessly complicated that failure is only a turn of the key away at any given time? I’m not sure, but I have heard reports of transmission issues and consistently leaking oil pan…what can the ex-SHOwners in the audience tell us? Find this 1993 Ford Taurus SHO offered for $5500 in Portland, OR via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
From the seller:
1993 ford taurus sho
cylinders: 8 cylinders
paint color: blue
title status: clean
1993 ford Taurus SHO 62k original miles
New tires and alignment
Cold air conditioning
Same owner from 1993-2020
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The first thing that came to mind when I saw it was an SHO Taurus and the phrase “Bundle of snakes” was “Oh, that must refer to the intake manifold.”
Fords obsession with 180 degree exhaust pulses in the sixties led to several exhaust systems referred to as bundles of snakes. The exhaust headers on the GT40 where each of the two pipes connects to some cylinders on the other side of the engine are a good example.
The intake on the SHO superficially resembles the Indy 4cam hot vee engineâ€™s bundle of snakes exhaust as seen in the Lotus 38.
Well that makes a lot more sense now. Can’t believe I missed that!
LOL, agreed….my first thought too—seemed like an obvious one.
Huh? Whoa……..you woke me up for a Taurus SHO slushbox…….zzzzzzzzzzzzz