351 - What a magic number
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Central Queensland Coast
Just so happens I have dragged my issue off the shelf..
Angus McKenzie was the test driver.
At the time of the test, the Ford had a quote " A gremlin under the bonnet produced inconsistent performance above 4000 rpm.
Sometimes the engine would bobble, other times it would run clean and hard all they way past five grand. With deadlines pressing we simply couldn't get the car back to KB, sorted, and back out to the strip in time. We had to make do with a best of 15.2 seconds for the distance, and the promise of at least a few more tenths still to come. 0-100km/h took 7.5 seconds."
"By contrast the group A ran an impressive 14.85 for the distance, with 100 km/h coming up in just on seven seconds."
There is other stuff about diff ratio's etc, and if I pull my finger out, I might be able to crank the scanner up for those interested..
Still reckon they shouldn't have murdered a genuine 351 ESP 4 speed though....
Original XD 351 Ute - I got one!!
HSV - I just don't want one....EVER!
My XF 3 on the tree ute is ALWAYS stuck in third......