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Old 01-12-2006, 12:58   #1 (permalink)
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Aussie designed V8. Just a thought...

I'm curious if any one knows of Ford Australia experimenting with chopping two cylinders off the 6 clyinder block and joining them in 1 "V" angle to create our own V8. There may be huge problems or it might be simple? The height of the engine etc. But if it could be done then the development costs would be offset by not having to buy and ship from the US and may solve low end torgue problems of the 5.4 modular engine. By my estimations it would be a 5.2 or a 5.3 litre displacement. Cheers
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Sounds cool, but I dont think Ford America would allow it....

I think it would be much cheaper just to pay for the engine and ship it then to develop and make it ourselves.

Dont forget ford is pumping out the v8 in the USA in volumes we could never hope to achieve which makes production costs much lower and hopefully the cost of the engine lower :)
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I'm curious if any one knows of Ford Australia experimenting with chopping two cylinders off the 6 clyinder block and joining them in 1 "V" angle to create our own V8. There may be huge problems or it might be simple? The height of the engine etc. But if it could be done then the development costs would be offset by not having to buy and ship from the US
It would be a complete wast of time and money.

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and may solve low end torgue problems of the 5.4 modular engine. By my estimations it would be a 5.2 or a 5.3 litre displacement. Cheers
the only reason the why the 5.4 modular is down on bottom end torque is the state of tune that ford have programed into the PCM/ECU. With the Edit you get back all the lost power from ford poor PCM tune.
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It would be a complete wast of time and money.


the only reason the why the 5.4 modular is down on bottom end torque is the state of tune that ford have programed into the PCM/ECU. With the Edit you get back all the lost power from ford poor PCM tune.
Yeah, the term is "strangled" from factory.

And on the original post, a complete waste of time and money. Im supprised when the BA came out they still had our 4ltr 6. In retrospect, it was a good decision. But jeez, in certain circles the 6 cops a hiding.
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I'm curious if any one knows of Ford Australia experimenting with chopping two cylinders off the 6 clyinder block and joining them in 1 "V" angle to create our own V8. There may be huge problems or it might be simple? The height of the engine etc. But if it could be done then the development costs would be offset by not having to buy and ship from the US and may solve low end torgue problems of the 5.4 modular engine. By my estimations it would be a 5.2 or a 5.3 litre displacement. Cheers
They did this to the GT() in the states.



Interesting Fact: The GT90's engine is two twin-turbo inline 6 engines fused together to form a hybrid V-12.
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The GT90's engine is two twin-turbo inline 6 engines fused together to form a hybrid V-12.
I think this was actually 2 V6 engines welded together inline, not 2 Inline 6s.

The only reason Ford still builds or develops the I6 here is that they have all the production line to build it with and the Australian Government (read public) keep giving Ford more money when they cry.
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I think this was actually 2 V6 engines welded together inline, not 2 Inline 6s.

The only reason Ford still builds or develops the I6 here is that they have all the production line to build it with and the Australian Government (read public) keep giving Ford more money when they cry.
Its because Ford US have shitty, underpowered V6's that the Australian straight six craps on.
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I think the 4.0L aussie 6 is great and getting a Yanky bit of crap would turn me off falcon
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