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Old 09-07-2002, 00:43   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs up Ford Performance Vehicles site: EA-EL heritage

Thanks to MadEAs for pointing out that the new Ford Performance Vehicles web site features a section called The Heritage. To its great credit, a complete list of EA-EL classics (as well as other historic Falcon models, of course) is featured.

I wish this write-up about the manual MPI EA Falcon S had been available back when I was fighting to defend the car's performance for its time. It makes a welcome change from head gasket jokes, and I quote:

"Ford was on a winner with its big sixes and for its all new EA series launched in 1988, Ford developed a potent new 3.9 litre six with multi-point fuel injection, the latest computer power and single overhead camshaft, another first for an Australian-designed and manufactured six. In 1988, Holden withdrew its V8 again and the EA Falcon S with 5 speed manual and the 3.9 MPFI option with its 139 kW@4250 rpm and 338Nm@3500 rpm took on the performance mantle with V8 levels of performance.

Wheels magazine figures in February 1988 revealed that this Falcon S was quicker than the XB GT. With its rack and pinion steering, short arm, long spindle double wishbone front end, Watts linkage rear suspension and slippery new shape, the EA Falcon S was a major advance and the absence of a 351 V8 under the bonnet simply didn't show up in the performance figures.

The Falcon S with its extra colour-coding, sporty trim and wide 15 inch wheels defined a new market and would soon provide the foundations for one of Ford's most popular performance models ever, the XR6."

Other E-Series classics included on the site are the EB Falcon S, the original S-XR8, S-XR6, EB II Falcon GT, ED XR8 Sprint, EL Falcon GT, and EL XR8 185 kW.

The link is below:

http://www.fordperformancevehicles.c...?link_id=4.121
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