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1994 Mercury Topaz SHO
Here you’ll find a comprehensive collection of information, photos and video of what I have done to the car to get it to where it is today.
Here’s the Topaz’s trunk layout. The equipment seen here consists of: Alpine V12 Expert 1505, Alpine 3566, Eclipse 8812 12″ subs, Impulse 2F capacitor with digital readout. I made the box and amp rack myself out of 3/4″ MDF, 1/2″ plexi, trunk liner and diamond plate aluminum.
These arn’t really a suspension mod but they do improve handling and firm up the chassis to give the suspension a solid foundation to operate from. They’re made out of 1″x1″, 1/8″ wall square tubing. and are MIG welded to the frame rails and rear torque box.
This is the 3/4″ front sway bar I bought from www.swaybars.com. It comes with poly bushings and installs easily.
Here is the final assembly. Notice the snazzy paint job!(Hey, atleast it’s not ricer yellow!..LOL). The e-brake cables should hook up with a little tweaking and I need to get a second left-side SHO brake hose as the right-side SHO hose has a larger fitting and wont fit the Topaz brake line.
Here you’ll find pics and information on how I upgraded the stock Topaz brakes. I adapted 1996 SHO 11.6″ rotors to the front and 1989 SHO 10.2″ rotors to the rear.
I traced the outline of the SHO calpier bracket onto some 1/4″ sheet metal and then cut it out with an acetylene torch.
Go-go juice! 75hp worth to be exact. This is a Zex kit with bottle warmer, remote opener and remote pressure gauge.
A side view of the muffler. It sits lower than stock but there’s still plenty of ground clearance.