My friend blew his Mercury's motor.... I'm not going to research this very much, so if you know just tell me. Otherwise it'll get a stock motor. Will the SHO V8 fit in the V6 merc? I shouldn't say fit, more "bolt in" without too much extra work. And will the v6 trans work with the SHO? SHO motor is from a 97 Taurus 3.4 V8 SHO, he has a 96 Mercury Sable 12V 3.0 V6. I was under the impression they were the same chassis, but I don't know jack shit about these cars.