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Barra's new V8 comes online in Windsor, Canada!
(4.6L & 5.4L ???)

Article here;

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-10-02, 08:44 PM
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Does that article say that both the 4.6 and 5.4 are 3 valvers :hrm:
What about a 4 valve. (32 valve V8 would have been a good marketing tool)

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-10-02, 08:48 PM
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Interesting to see that there is no reference made regarding single cam or twin cams per bank.

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3 valve is definitely SOHC. 4 valve DOHC engines are also coming, for the Tickford cars.

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Looks good. I saw a post on Blue Oval News forums saying that that the 3 valve 5.4 produces at least 300 hp (225 Kw). The post was from a guy who worked in the Windsor Plant. Said the engine was a smooth as silk. He also mentioned that it had an iron block.

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Sort of off topic - but over at the Aus LS1 site they reckon that the VY GTS will have 355kw. I hope Ford haven't played their hand too early.

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I think hsv thought if the hoey has 350kw they would go a bit better by 355 how lame.
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