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View Poll Results: Local IL6 or Imported V6, it's your decision.
Keep the locally biult IL6 39 81.25%
Get a V6 or something else from overseas 9 18.75%
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Old 08-14-2002, 06:41   #1 (permalink)
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Falcon power for the Future: Local IL6 or Overseas V6

The most important Decision will be made in the next few year's, and it will all depend on how the BA sell's. I feel that if BA sells good then Ford US would give us the Okay to biuld an all new, all-alloy IL6 for future Falcons, and perhaps even overseas models.

If Ba is a flop like the AU, we will be lucky to even see local production, so we'd have to stick with whatever POS they give us.
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Old 08-14-2002, 17:18   #2 (permalink)
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I didn't vote because the outcome is obvious. I would prefer we develop our own all new alloy or cast iron block I6, but reality is that we will most likely be forced to take on the Mustang 3.8l V6 VCT. It is a good engine and it may not be a bad thing, however it is an unknown in Australia.
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I'd prefer the I6 but to tell you the truth I don't really care because I'm a V8 fella..
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Hmm, I'm biased to I6, but V6 means a more appropriate twin turbo setup. :s3
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yeah I think we all know the answer already...

but if it was to remain here, an all alloy, smaller capacity I6 would be really nice.
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V6s hate lpg, I6's forever and ever.......
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V6s hate lpg, I6's forever and ever.......
I beleive there have been some aftermarket conversions of ecotec V6's in commodores to gas and they havnt taken it very good. Not that a Buick V6 takes anything very good, not even when it's helped by forced induction. :s3
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I didn't vote because the outcome is obvious. I would prefer we develop our own all new alloy or cast iron block I6, but reality is that we will most likely be forced to take on the Mustang 3.8l V6 VCT. It is a good engine and it may not be a bad thing, however it is an unknown in Australia.
I stand corrected but the V6 in the Mustang is NOT a real power mill. To my knowledge its sohc. The dohc is in other cars due to Mussy being a "budget" built type car. Maybe changed recently..
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I'd prefer the I6 but to tell you the truth I don't really care because I'm a V8 fella..
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Yeap as i've mentioned in many posts before InLine 6 is the way to go for falcons.

I guess going on Cobra's theory if we get a US V6 it'd most likely be of the current Ford Taurus.

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