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Old 03-31-2004, 03:49   #1 (permalink)
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Insider news on the new BA 2 (6 speed auto), Fairlane Galaxy and Falcon Copperhead

We had one of the engineer's who was working on the BA come over from melbourne to show us the new territory. I asked him about the BA 2 and what ford will put up against the VZ/VE commodore.

1. BA 2 should of been released at the start of 2004, but was pushed back til march then pushed back til middle of this year. he said it wont be put back anymore.

Exterior changes:

I asked about the exterior changes he replyd that there wont be many changes at all.

Mechanical changes:

There will be a large amount of changes to fix some of the teething problems the BA 1 has at the moment. He says there will not be a 6 speed transmission in the F6 typhoon but there should be one seen in the new BA 2 only in higher models. There also will not be any power increases only a slight weight reduction.

With the BA 2 or before there will be a Fairlane Galaxy released which is a 260kw V8 and other added features.

2. The future Copperhead:

The current falcon in production will be called the Copperhead he did not give much information about this one but we can expect a GT-HO release in this series.

That is all i know at the moment, i have his business card so i will surely post more information as soon as i know it.
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Old 03-31-2004, 04:08   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Insider news on the new BA 2 (6 speed auto), Fairlane Galaxy and Falcon Copperhead

God I am sick of hearing crap like this. yawn.
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crap? its not crap.. would you like to come down to our dealer tomorow and ill let you call him?
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Re: Insider news on the new BA 2 (6 speed auto), Fairlane Galaxy and Falcon Copperhead

I'm not being synical at all, because this stuff sounds quite good, but i have heard news on BA2 countless number of times.

I'm sure thats what Back2thefutura was saying???
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He says there will not be a 6 speed transmission in the F6 typhoon but there should be one seen in the new BA 2 only in higher models .
Interesting, but does not make sense. The F6 typhoon will come out at the end of 2004 and therefore be a BA 2. Therefore it should have the 6 speed transmission being a higher spec model. Is this correct? We are aware the prototype version has the XR6T 5 speed at the moment so maybe that's what he is refering to.

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With the BA 2 or before there will be a Fairlane Galaxy released which is a 260kw V8 and other added features.
This sounds likea great idea and long overdue IMO
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Re: Insider news on the new BA 2 (6 speed auto), Fairlane Galaxy and Falcon Copperhead

hmm...i can say i've heard similar!
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yeah im just passing on what he said. im not sure if the F6 is a BA2.
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Re: Insider news on the new BA 2 (6 speed auto), Fairlane Galaxy and Falcon Copperhead

...well I think its interesting anyway
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yes i was told today also, there is a certain dealer had a test drive of a xr8 with a manual 6 speed box, I think there is one person could find out if this is true its Russell W he knows this dealer well...
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Re: Insider news on the new BA 2 (6 speed auto), Fairlane Galaxy and Falcon Copperhead

The BA 2 engine is codenamed Copperhead in the factory no different to now the ones built a while ago had different oil filters and not much else most of the changes will be with the ECU they are always changing the engines new rocker covers came through yesterday

the current engines are
Standard- Barra
DLPG- Dingo
Turbo- Gull
RTV- Brolga
Territory- E265

the next new falcon is codenamed ORION
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