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Old 01-15-2006, 00:42   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, just a couple of pics of my 94 Ford Granada Scorpio


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For those of us in the US, what kind of engine does it have and what is the reputation of this car?

In the US the Granada was more a utilitarian car and is not well remembered. I know the Euro version has always been very different.
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For those of us in the US, what kind of engine does it have and what is the reputation of this car?

In the US the Granada was more a utilitarian car and is not well remembered. I know the Euro version has always been very different.
The Granada has been around in various guises for quite a while. It was always fords flagship model for europe and came with various sized engines ranging from 1.8 litres up to 3.0 litres in the mark 1. The mark 3 came with a few engine sizes the most popular being the 2.0 litre as i have in my one above (straight 4) and the 2.9 litre Cosworth powered V6 version. The 2.0 litre tends to be a bit underpowered but is very economical for the size of vehicle. The cossie powered one goes like the clappers and tuned you can squeeze about 300 bhp out of them. The Granada was a very popular car and still is but are getting a bit thin on the ground for good examples.
Why oh why didnt they give us a V8 version
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Interesting you ask for a V-8. In my many discussions with European Ford workers at the Company message board (a message board is put up for about 24 hours about a specific article in the company online news department) our v-8 engines are looked at mostly as a waste of fuel and an overkill of power. They don't seem to understand the American sense of "fun" and that driving a car can be a past time and a way of seeking entertainment while running errands too. Though there are some incredible turbo diesels in Europe we don't have them here, unless you get a very large truck made for hauling serious weight.

From what I read in American Classic Car magazine in England there are resources for obtaining American V-8 engines there.
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Yes its not hard to find V8s over here but having owned a couple of v8s (lincolns, Bentleys) its a lot better if you can get a production V8 in the first place and then squeeze more power out of it. One of the best engines this country has ever made was the rover 3.5 litre v8 which was also fitted in the range rover and later became a 3.9. Its personal taste as to whether v8 are to juicy but i used to be able to run my v8s cheaper than the 6 pots i used to own. I love them
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I dunno, the Rolls Royce/Bentley 6.75 Litre V8 is a nice piece of work that has stood the test of time. Tricky to tune (not nearly as bad as the untunable volvo engines), but if maintained they could make the monsterous Bentley Bum get a little out of step without breaking a sweat.

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