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Old 03-08-2006, 19:03   #1 (permalink)
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Falcon the only true Aussie V8?

Just reading about the new 6ltr commodore V8...made in Mexico! Unless I have missed someting, this means the Falcon V8 is the only true Aussie V8? If so in addition to this the percentage of Aussie input in the Falcon and Territory (can't remember the exact figures ATM) vs a crapodore would make a great advertising campain.
I must also add that I saw the latest Ford add where they list out the Aussie Ford range and the relevant awards..about time Ford!
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Re: Falcon the only true Aussie V8?

dont get me wrong ford are number 1, and yes they are crapodores
but arent half the new falcons made in germany, i have heard, and correct me please, that all the parts are made there and just assembled here, so pretty much they are german made
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Re: Falcon the only true Aussie V8?

the six speed is definately german....
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Re: Falcon the only true Aussie V8?

the crapadoore is a opel rip off since 78 all the way to today , american
drive train , how is that a aussie car , find me where else they sell a rwd 4 door quad cam v8 , forget the gear box if it makes car better so be it ,
i dont know where else has a quad cam 5.4 engine in world, good aussie engineering, try maybe mercedes or bmw but double the price , bf falcon the only australian car
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Re: Falcon the only true Aussie V8?

the 5.4 engine is from the usa.
http://www.fordracingparts.com/crate...eplacement.asp
they just get the parts in then put it together here. i guess its alot better than just ordering in an engine from mexico. now the xr6t/typhoon engine is all aussie. which in my opnion is much better than the eight.
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Re: Falcon the only true Aussie V8?

I think you'll find the 5.4 V8 engine is made in the old Windsor plant in Canada..
It arrives in a crate & is modded for use in the XR & GT. The three valve is a crate motor with a auzzie inlet & exhaust manifolds.
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ive been thru the assembly plant at fpv and i think they put the whole engine together themselves, as i think the gt has different pistons or somthing.
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as i said great aussie engineering , us 5.4's are 3 and 2 valve our gt/xr have unique head, it aint no us import ,as i said please find me a 4 valve 5.4 any where else , our engines only share block
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The way i see it, the Falcon and GT use parts imported from america, but are assembled by ford Australia and FPV, by hand. Holden and HSV simply buy crate motors from where ever they can, slap on a few holden and HSV badges and say its an aussie engine, and people believe it!. I reckon thats the exact reason why Ford and FPV are busy refining their models, (gearbox, road noise, etc.) because Holden and HSV can just grab a corvette engine and dump it in a recycled VT chassis, i remember an article in wheels (or motor) investigating the possibility of a 373Kw GTS using a LS7 corvette motor!, HSV said that the only reason they wouldnt pursue it was the VT chassis is too old and wouldnt be able to handle the power and torque.
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as i said great aussie engineering , us 5.4's are 3 and 2 valve our gt/xr have unique head, it aint no us import ,as i said please find me a 4 valve 5.4 any where else , our engines only share block
The 5.4 SVO lightning pickup uses the 4 valve heads just as we do.
The new 5.4 GT40 uses 4valve heads as we do with a supercharger.
The 4valve heads are off the 4.6 Mustang in the USA..
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