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Old 08-15-2002, 14:57   #1 (permalink)
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Question The mysterious BA taxi...

My mate is convinced that hes been seeing a BA taxi around the streets of Sydney City over the past few days, can anyone make anything of this?

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Old 08-15-2002, 15:03   #2 (permalink)
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It would be a great place to test it, but to keep the shape a secret why wouldnt they run the complete new drive train in the AU shape?
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OR run an AU shell with BA Bits.
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I've heard of a few taxis running 5 speed autos.
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I've been in a taxi running a 5 speed auto... it was veeeerrrry smooth. (sounded good too)
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I've heard of a few taxis running 5 speed autos.
Wow! Could this mean that Ford have something else up there sleave for the BA? A Five speed auto????
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If they do, it's been one of the better kept secrets!!
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I doubt there's a 5speed auto yet.

Slightly of topic, a friend of mine who works at a car auction place in Sydney says recently they auctioned of an AUI taxi with the old 3 speed auto! Mainly due to the cost of replacing the transmission.
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Maybe this is Happy Jack out making a few extra dollars for the retirement fund under the guise of prototype testing??
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I remember reading a few years ago that they tested AU drivetrains in EL shells in taxis in Melbourne.
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