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A sad, sad day in the history of my SHO.....
« on: May 17, 2019, 06:37:05 PM »
Well, it's with much dismay I find myself writing this. However, as a good friend told me recently, time to rip the proverbial Band-Aid off of/from the wound.

Late last Friday afternoon, with only a mere few hours remaining until I was supposed to retrieve my SHO, I received a completely unexpected call.

My SHO would not be completed.

Keeping this brief, because I don't have any specifics at this time, I was told my built motor suffered an unknown internal component failure that occurred on the dyno during the tune revision process.

The motor has to be dropped, torn down, and diagnosed.

An incredibly unfortunate development. The timing of which couldn't be worse.

Since learning this information, I have had to drop out from the Ford National's. Which is problematic as I was slated to be one of twelve "featured vehicles" at this year's invitational. The staff there was NOT happy about this last minute notification.

I likely won't ever get that opportunity again.

I don't care for this thread to turn into a $h!t show, but thought an explanation was warranted as obviously questions will be asked as to why I was a "no show" as well as to why no updates have been provided since I dropped my SHO off at LMS on April 9th, 2019.

I'm in no position at this time to provide details, or entertain rumors, speculation, etc. as financially this couldn't of come at a worse time given a new house, and a 3rd child entering college this Fall. Least not to mention an understandably upset wife who is questioning how I was able to drive my SHO 4.5hrs away w/o any problems whatsoever, only to be given the aforementioned news I was given.

I have no answers for her, or any of you at this time.

To date, I arranged for a flat bed to remove my vehicle and bring her home. She'll sit for a while until I can figure out how to proceed.

Simply put, that's it. In a nutshell.

I will have to live vicariously through all of your experiences in the short and mid terms.

Thank you all for your time in reading this.

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Re: A sad, sad day in the history of my SHO.....
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2019, 07:39:48 PM »
Oh dear.

Well Family first and someday may your SHO breath new life.

Please dont stop posting as your knowledge here is indispensable.

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Re: A sad, sad day in the history of my SHO.....
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2019, 09:08:51 PM »
Oh wow. I'm very sorry to hear this..

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Re: A sad, sad day in the history of my SHO.....
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2019, 09:47:53 PM »
Really sorry to hear this, and echo the sentiments above.  Definitely a great loss to the Nationals as well.

Time to chill for a bit, and ponder.  You and the SHO will bounce back in style, as always. 
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Re: A sad, sad day in the history of my SHO.....
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2019, 09:52:16 PM »
So I rarely log into this site and the time I do, I see this!! WTF man! I'm so sorry to hear/read this. Your SHO is an ICON of the Gen 4s. Record holder for so many years and so many firsts were accomplished with it. Please keep us posted on what went wrong and what direction you're going. Sad you won't be making it to Carlisle this year.

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Re: A sad, sad day in the history of my SHO.....
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2019, 10:43:35 PM »
Wow that sucks I couldn't imagine if I was in the same spot and for it to happen at probably the one place for the sho that has lots of pride of tuning in safest parameters.

Be interesting to see what they find.

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Re: A sad, sad day in the history of my SHO.....
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2019, 03:43:20 AM »
Oh My! So Sorry to hear about this unexpected news!
I guess we cannot predict whats going to happen the next minute!! These things unfortunately happen to the best of us! 
Keep your chin up Bpd1151 and surely you will bounce back better than ever. Z
 
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Re: A sad, sad day in the history of my SHO.....
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2019, 03:56:34 AM »
I am very sorry to hear that this happened!  Your car and you are the very reason I wanted to get my hands on a SHO!  I randomly watched one video of you racing a Boss 302 mustang ...and I said, "What is that?"  I started searching and I really thought it was a typo that the SHO was a TT3.5 AWD.  That front chin spoiler looked so good I knew I wanted that car and that chin spoiler!  I even wanted it in White and found a black and white one to look at in MA.  The black one had 52k and the white had 78k.  I looked at the black one first and decided on the 52k starting point down my road to emulate your build and style. 

Your car has been an icon of this platform and has set the bar for performance and reliability.  Which makes this even harder to digest.  I truly wish you are given no BS explanations or misdiagnosis of what ultimately happened that day on the dyno.  I say that bc I am skeptical of your built motor having said vague issue as you basically added (better) fuel pressure and volume, (better) cooling and (better) spark!   
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Re: A sad, sad day in the history of my SHO.....
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2019, 04:51:02 AM »
This is most unfortunate to say the least! Yes, you have been on the forefront of development for this platform and have helped move the needle for everyone.

Let alone the help you have provided to a lot of SHO owners that isnít made public since you take the time to respond to peopleís messages.

I have no doubt you will be back up and running along smashing down some new records sooner rather than later.

Or... perhaps you will have to play catch-up to yours truly ;-)


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Re: A sad, sad day in the history of my SHO.....
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2019, 05:28:12 AM »
Wow what a sad sad day for the SHO community. Bpd Iím really sorry this happened to you. I really hope you were given proper reasons and explanation for what happened. You have just been so meticulous throughout your build. I guess anything can happen building a car. But that just really sucks. You and your car are an icon and gave us all something to chase. Again like others have said seeing your videos made me want an SHO. Keep your head up better days are coming and that beast will be back one day I just know it.
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Re: A sad, sad day in the history of my SHO.....
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2019, 07:29:07 AM »
Very sorry to hear about this I was also looking forward to your build and to see the next level.
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Re: A sad, sad day in the history of my SHO.....
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2019, 09:31:58 AM »
Sorry mike...at least summer has not even started yet...sometimes bad things happen to bad people..er um good people I mean

And just goes to show that sometimes good parts and good tunes arenít immune to having bad things happen...we love to have the cake and eat it too but honestly we have basically supercar power in a Ford that really doesnít cost much money
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Re: A sad, sad day in the history of my SHO.....
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2019, 11:10:17 AM »
Thanks Brad. I'll take that shot over the bow proudly for having made fun of your shoes previously.

But yes, stuff happens.

I find myself on the very literal front end of a fact finding expidition.

Gathering and compiling. In the interim I'll respectively digress and muzzle myself.

Good hearing from 'ya pal.

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Re: A sad, sad day in the history of my SHO.....
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2019, 12:05:33 PM »
Too bad you qualified this post with "no speculation!" That being said, Ill reserve those comments. But yeah what a bummer. But God doesnt allow you to go through stuff that his grace cant get you out of. On a brighter note, you have another car to drive. And a means to pay for repairs. Although it will likely be extremely tight, think of those who have no means of recovery.

Your lead sled will be back soon! No doubt. Your love for your investment wont let it be any other way. Best wishes and speedy recovery for the SHO!
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Re: A sad, sad day in the history of my SHO.....
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2019, 12:25:37 PM »
Well, it's with much dismay I find myself writing this. However, as a good friend told me recently, time to rip the proverbial Band-Aid off of/from the wound.

Late last Friday afternoon, with only a mere few hours remaining until I was supposed to retrieve my SHO, I received a completely unexpected call.

My SHO would not be completed.

Keeping this brief, because I don't have any specifics at this time, I was told my built motor suffered an unknown internal component failure that occurred on the dyno during the tune revision process.

The motor has to be dropped, torn down, and diagnosed.

An incredibly unfortunate development. The timing of which couldn't be worse.

Since learning this information, I have had to drop out from the Ford National's. Which is problematic as I was slated to be one of twelve "featured vehicles" at this year's invitational. The staff there was NOT happy about this last minute notification.

I likely won't ever get that opportunity again.

I don't care for this thread to turn into a $h!t show, but thought an explanation was warranted as obviously questions will be asked as to why I was a "no show" as well as to why no updates have been provided since I dropped my SHO off at LMS on April 9th, 2019.

I'm in no position at this time to provide details, or entertain rumors, speculation, etc. as financially this couldn't of come at a worse time given a new house, and a 3rd child entering college this Fall. Least not to mention an understandably upset wife who is questioning how I was able to drive my SHO 4.5hrs away w/o any problems whatsoever, only to be given the aforementioned news I was given.

I have no answers for her, or any of you at this time.

To date, I arranged for a flat bed to remove my vehicle and bring her home. She'll sit for a while until I can figure out how to proceed.

Simply put, that's it. In a nutshell.

I will have to live vicariously through all of your experiences in the short and mid terms.

Thank you all for your time in reading this.

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Sir, I can deeply sympathize,  you have my condolences.
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