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Old 04-08-2002, 05:58   #1 (permalink)
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The AV will have revolutionary running gear, my sources have told me (VERY reliable) that Ford have dumped the gearbox alltogether.

They will be runing a direct drive setup and incorporate a 5 speed diff, higher on in the range 6 speed diffs will be availiable. Yes, there will be manual and auto flavoured diff availiable.

as i said, this is from a VERY reliable source...

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Old 04-08-2002, 06:01   #2 (permalink)
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A 5 speed diff?! Never knew such a thing existed.
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Old 04-08-2002, 06:04   #3 (permalink)
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Didnt some 70's Dodge have a 2 speed diff? It was the Charger or Challenger I think. Maybe it was the Challenger T/A with Dana diff.

Auto flavoured?! Hrrmmm...I dooont think so.
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Beerbox, I havent read so much crap in my entire life, I was told Ford are actually going to use the 3.8lt Ecotec for the AV as they prepare the DOHC 4.0lt which is currently well behind it's deadlines and Geoff doesnt want another 88 EA on the streets so is playing it safe.
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Who spread the drugs around last night? Crikey.. talk about wierd talk..
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Old 04-08-2002, 16:15   #6 (permalink)
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I guess that scotches the rumours I heard that the AV will use chain drive instead of shaft drive
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.. and I thought it would be CVT !
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gearbox, i have to say i can't believe you on the 5-6 speed diff. I mean thats going to be one mega sized diff under the car. Even 2 speed diffs are relatively large.
I think it's abit too revolutionary for the average car.


I think more sense is ford will have the 5 speed BTR auto and a T56 as a manual option.

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I think Ford will re-introduce the 3.2L de-stroker engine. "Small Block" as a stop gap for the DOHC.
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Gee I hope we get at least 10 different fan speeds and 25 different airflow paths throughout the cabin.
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ive heard from a reliable source, that ford is implemnting the engine from a gtr skyline. Mr P was heard saying in the corridors of Ford "WEll it worked for holden."

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