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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 02-05-02, 08:56 PM Thread Starter
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What Ford products would you create

Let's say you are in charge of new products for Ford Oz and FTE (Tickford/TVE) and you can use any of the Ford products/engines (and variations eg Turbo's) from around the world to create vehicles for sale in Australia (or Internationally...) what 3 vehicles would you create?

I would do the following:

Falcon GTHO with 6.8 Litre V-10 and DOHC 40 Valve heads based on the heads from the 5.4 litre V-8. Possibly AWD from upcoming Raptor program

Explorer XRT or TX50 with the 5.4 litre DOHC 32 Valve engine from the upcoming AV Falcon, with 19"inch wheels and tickford modified suspension. Add to that a subtle body kit and interior enhancements.

Laser XR2 or TS20....Turbo the SR2 and add 4WD...and you have an WRX eater.

  • Barra 182 - 4.0 DOHC 24 Valve Inline 6
  • Barra 220 - 5.4 SOHC 24 Valve V8
  • Barra 240T - 4.0 DOHC 24 Valve Turbo Charged Inline 6
  • Boss 260 - 5.4 DOHC 32 Valve V8
  • Boss 290 - 5.4 DOHC 32 Valve V8
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I'd like to create a range of Ford condoms.

Forte condom - for the straight and narrow
Futura condom - when you need a little bit extra
XR condom - when power and manuverablity are important
Explorer condom - when you need it rough
Ka condom - when you need to negotiate small places

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LMAO...thats sensational grunter.

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I'd like the drivetrain taken out of the new GT40 and put into a Falcon GTHO.:s5 :s2:
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i would like one thing

off the shelf supercharging kit for my six.



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Good stuff Grunter!!! :MUha::MUha::MUha:

1. GT40 driveline into Barra GTHO minus S/C + 19" wheels
2. Twin turbo Focus RS AWD
3. 5.4 275kw Raptor AWD

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post #7 of 36 (permalink) Old 02-06-02, 01:42 AM
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New 'Interceptor' Falcon

16"\17" Intercetor (cop\taxi) steelies
5-speed Manual
Very basic in terms of options, trim etc
VCT Inline motor
Tickford 'Sports suspension'
Standard in white. Other colors cost more $$$

(The idea here is a relatively lightweight design)

well..... it would appeal to a very limited amount of people wouldnt it:dead:

But I'd buy one for sure:s2:

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I would create a 351 blown xr with 6 speed just to peev off certain peoples!:s5 :s5 :s3 :s5 :s5
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only one car...a small, fast, chuckable car. maybe the focus RS????

failing that, i would love to get the design brief for fixing the laser sr2. looks okay (a bit ricey, but not awful), but get the engine the right way to start with. FWD is okay, but RWD is truly where he fun is. then i would get the thing to actually perform. 7.5 to 8.0 secs 0-100 would be a fine start..not the quickest, but with nicely sorted suspension, it would be a blast on a tight country road. that way, it could also be kept affordable (assuming you took $10k off the price to start with).
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6.8L V10 LTD. I think thats the right engine for that car, I would offer a coupe version as well. I don't think ford sells anything the equivlent of that anywhere. Make it a 1500 model run for the 2 door, price it equivlently. Sell it in UK, USA, Germany, OZ, Middle East. LTD Tickford.. Diffrent to the TL50, entirely diffrent market. Stuble body enhancements.. LTD-R has a supercharger fitted 50 made world wide.

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Falcon Millenium Limited edition:
Special Millenium blue paint, Turbo SOHC engine, 100 manuels, 100 autos, LSD, 17" alloys, Silver highlight interior, LED illuminated badging, trip computer. Licenced from lucas films.

Falcon Intercept:
16" steelies no hubcaps, single colour run (stripes/spoiler optional dealer fit), upraded suspension, slotted discs uprated pads/fluid, cloth seating, LSD, turbo 6 or 200Kw V8, manuel only.

Fairlane/Fairmont Ghia continential:
Special colour, with matching interior colour, sat nav etc, special wheels (off LTD?), whitedial speedo, XR6 or XR8 engine..

For the minor car range:
Ford KaT
KA with a 1.7L turbo engine
Ka3 leather seats, alloy knob, momo steering
wide Alloys, lower suspension upgraded dash

Laser XR4
better distintive looks
turbo and distintive interior

AV range:

Falcon SR
suspension, LSD,manuel opt turbo i6 and 5.4 V8 engines, short diffs, 240kmph speedo stripped interior

Tickford TT40 GTR
Twin turbo 6 speed i6 4.0 DOHC
4wd with distintive square bodykit
280kmph speedo
355mm discs front 330 vented rear
export to japan/uk as Prodrive GTR
alloy bonnet

Tickford Raptor
5.4L 24 valve Supercharged engine
4wd with suspension/wheel uprades
6 speed manuel with short diff
alloy roll bar, side skirts, bullbar
Alloy bonnet

Falcon eco
6 Speed LPG, 3.0L destroked i6 DOHC, lightweight engine
electric hyrbid motor powertrain
light weight interior, wheels, tyres, aluminium/magnesium/plastic body parts,lighter glass etc.
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