Tve = Frpp - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
The Pub For General Discussion

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-07-02, 02:03 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
Mr GTHO's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Sydney, Australia
Age: 49
Posts: 253
Question Tve = Frpp

I was wondering what sort of returns Tickford would get from the parts they made for the 5.6 V8?
They had produced the crank, block girdle, rods and intake- not to mention the sequential shifter a few years back. All this takes research and development which equals money. Can they recoup their cost?
You see, I can see a bigger market for these products. If Tickford sells these parts through Ford Racing Performance Parts - FRPP - then they would have another source of income. The quality of these parts are second to none. The aftermarket for the Windsor in the US is still huge even after it isn't sold anymore.
Surely it would have to impress the beancounters if specialty parts for future engines can be sold on another market. It would help justify the cost involved.
We will be sharing a lot of common components with the States when the Mod V8's come on line , Tickford/Prodrive would be silly not to expand.
Mr GTHO is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-07-02, 02:54 PM
Registered User
Falchoon's Avatar
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Somewhere over the rainbow
Posts: 3,544
It's probably easier/cheaper to make the parts in the US and export to Aus/other countries. Ford Aus only have a finite amount of $$ to throw around, they would be better IMO to concentrate on core activities (like building kick ar*e XR and T-Series!). There are already numerous aftermarket companies doing stroker kits and other hi-po bits for Windsor, is there really a need for another, especially considering the Windsor is NLA in a production car?

You know, somebody actually complimented me on my driving today. They left a little note on the windscreen. It said, 'Parking Fine.'So that was nice.

Falchoon is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-08-02, 12:56 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
Mr GTHO's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Sydney, Australia
Age: 49
Posts: 253
When Tickford where doing the 5.6 they found the aftermarket stroker kits to be not up to Ford's quality control.
The Windsor hasn't been in production in the States for a while but it hasn't stopped the aftermarket for Windsor parts. There is always some new go fast part coming out every week.
What I am try to say instead of TVE trying to recoup $1,000,000 out of selling , 250 stroker kits for the T-Series to recover cost associated with developing stroker kits and intakes for example, they could sell in the US another 1000 of these parts. The cost per kit here in Aust would be $4000 but if they sold another 1000 in the US the cost per kit would be $800. In theory our T-series could cost $3,200 less.
If Tickford is making a quality product, which they do, they should be looking to sell there parts through FFRP. With our dollar the way it is itshould be very attractive for the US.
Happy Jack, your opinion?
Mr GTHO is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > The Pub

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hi folks....I guess I'm the newbie of the bunch LSC351 General PAG discussions 4 05-17-01 08:27 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome