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Old 09-11-2004, 22:55   #1 (permalink)
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Been wondering this for a while now what engines do the Ford v8 supercars use. I thought they would have to run the new 5.4L Boss, but after reading a few things in mags and else where i seem to think they still run the old 5.oL. If they still run the 5.oL does anyone know why, i thought it had to be a production based engine and seeing as the 5.oL isn't used in any ford anymore how can they still use it.
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Been wondering this for a while now what engines do the Ford v8 supercars use. I thought they would have to run the new 5.4L Boss, but after reading a few things in mags and else where i seem to think they still run the old 5.oL. If they still run the 5.oL does anyone know why, i thought it had to be a production based engine and seeing as the 5.oL isn't used in any ford anymore how can they still use it.
Because V8 Supercars in no way resemble the real Fords or Holdens on the road - all the cars share similar parts - i find it boring except for Bathurst. I prefer watching production car racing
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Because V8 Supercars in no way resemble the real Fords or Holdens on the road - all the cars share similar parts - i find it boring except for Bathurst. I prefer watching production car racing
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I love it, esp todays race cant belive how many crashes there were and all good they were mostly holdens.
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It's all good Ford in the top 3 The old 5.0 hasn't done too bad. Pitty in the real world we don't get $50,000+ engines to have some fun with.

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Aren't the V8 BA Brutes using the old Windsor too?
Thats what I heard last year, not sure if its true though.
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When manufaturers had to homologate road cars for racing was better.

Except for Bathurst the silhoutte series we have now is very boring.
Amazes me why brand loyalists get so worked up about it
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From memory motors are sourced from the us. They are 5.0l in capacity and are either a ford or gm motorsport block especially made for racing. I think they are the same motors used in the nascar series.
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Aren't the V8 BA Brutes using the old Windsor too?
Thats what I heard last year, not sure if its true though.
Pretty sure they use the boss engines, the holdens use the ls1.
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The holden utes used the LS1 from the start (with an inlet restricor?). Fords where still running the windsor when they started using the BA bodywork. Probably to save them having to work out (engine) parity again. Could have gone to Boss since then though...?
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