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Old 08-12-2002, 04:02   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs up BA Falcon an Engineering Success

G'day guys ive been reading the posts in this forum for months and ive been real tempted to add a thread.
Its great to see all this support for the Ford out there. Even when Ford is going through trying times it still good to see how loyal people are.
When AU first rolled out Broady all those years ago, for most of us employees at Ford it was a dark moment. There was no one in the whole engineering and development staff who liked the visual looks of the car. Anyways our darkest fears became true (just look at sales).

However id just like to point out the ammount of engineering hours that went into that car. Engineering wise the car is second to none in terms of reliability etc.
and dont forget its a majority Australian product.

So no one ever likes to look behind, so before AU launch we were already working on Grizzly the next upgrade and not much after Barra.

I can assure this vehicle is the best Falcon yet inside and out.

Anyways you can expect these rough ball park figures for engine outputs;

200kW xr6
250kW xr8
300+kW t-series


These are base line figures and in now way reflect exact power outputs of these engines.

Ps, could one of the photo shop guys put a 1 inch high chrome strip all the way across the bottom part of the boot. Similar to what the AUDI RS has (current motor mag)
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Old 08-12-2002, 04:20   #2 (permalink)
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do you think the base model falcons power output will be enough to beat a Pre BA falcon XR6 over the 1/4? also, do you think there will be an LSD on the Forte?
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...but engineering was never the problem for AU. Still its good to see engineers who are proud of their work...
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why did he suggest the chrome strip..... and why haven't we seen it??
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Welcome to the Forums 1_sly_V8, hope you enjoy your stay
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I've heard a rumor suggesting there are some engineering/saftey issues regarding the BA's new fuel tank. A number of engineers have been flown in from Ford USA to help fix this issue. Is this true??
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Dont think so, the BA was designed like that /so/ that america would be interested (see: exploding yank cop cars)
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Weve had platic tanks since XD, and Ford Aus pioneered these when the other manufacturers were mocking them. As for US engineers on any occasion there are a handful of them floating around. Most of them are Ford US<-> AUS liasion guys they look after US products like the EEC which is sourced from the US. Ford Aus engineers are regularly in the states too, usually at the Michigan proving ground. There are some facilities there that Australia doesnt have.

As for exploding fuel tanks, you use your own judgement. The test cars have covered more than a million cars already. Most importantly if there was a problem this serious there would be a COMPLETE BAN on any test or prototype cars being driven company wide. Since your still seeing these cars on the road you can ease your mind.

These rumours shouldn't be spread.
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Re: BA Falcon an Engineering Success

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Anyways you can expect these rough ball park figures for engine outputs;

200kW xr6
250kW xr8
300+kW t-series
What about the GT and HO?
your saying there is none????
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