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Old 08-19-2003, 15:44   #1 (permalink)
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Geoff Polites comes out fighting.

Check out the Go Auto E-news 20/8/2003 which gives more info on the Territory and mentions GP's anger at some Holden marketing claims which through legal action had them corrected on the Holden website. Has a dig at the media for not picking up the mistake as well.

http://www.mellor.net/mellor/enews.nsf/edition/1D8DD5FABC014A1ECA256D870035CEBA/$file/GoAuto_enews201.pdf

Go Geoff, we need more anger & passion and its great to see it starts at the top!!!
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Old 08-19-2003, 16:49   #2 (permalink)
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So, does this mean that the claims of 'first locally engineered front mounted steering rack' are accurate then?

Was the Torana not engineered in Australia?

Back to reality though, I wouldn't be too proud of engineering a front-mounted steering rack - it compromises steering geometry, and would likely only be implemented due to packaging problems.


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Re: Geoff Polites comes out fighting.

Maybe the Torana's steering was engineered at GM in the USA? I don't have the answer but that could be the case. May have been built in Australia but designed & engineered where?

But good on Geoff for sticking his neck out for the Blue Oval!
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....Back to reality though, I wouldn't be too proud of engineering a front-mounted steering rack - it compromises steering geometry......Lukeyson
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Re: Geoff Polites comes out fighting.

Read the article, it has nothing to do with the steering rack. It was about Holdens claim of being the "first and only all-wheel drive crossover designed and developed in Australia for unique local conditions".

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So, does this mean that the claims of 'first locally engineered front mounted steering rack' are accurate then?

Was the Torana not engineered in Australia?
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Read the article, it has nothing to do with the steering rack. It was about ....
Read the thread Paul.

People are suggesting that GP might be compromised by mouthing off at Hamburglars claims while Ford itself is claiming the Territory as the first locally engineered car with a front mounted rack when all Toranas had front mounted racks from 1969?-to-1978.

Sure, the first Torana (TA, HB) were designs from Vauxhaul (the Viva) which grew into the 6cyl LC-LJ but the larger LH-LX-UC were locally engineered products AFAIK.
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I thought correctly!
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That article curls refers to has nothing to do with the suspension thing, i'm sure of it.

Ok, i think i get it now.

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Re: Geoff Polites comes out fighting.

I just like the idea of a FPV turbo territory :)
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