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Old 12-03-2005, 16:01   #1 (permalink)
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Look at this Aussie Ford

Doesn't it seem like a Taurus, a bit?

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...hread=16115845
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Old 12-03-2005, 23:02   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Look at this Aussie Ford

In article <0284p1d0bt5ima4k4n0jpomsg9agle04s3@4ax.com>, Rich wrote:
> Doesn't it seem like a Taurus, a bit?
>
> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...hread=16115845


Looks like the falcon. It's a real car. The taurus is a piece of shit
compared to the falcon. The falcon is RWD and comes with one of a number
of inline 6 and V8 options with automatic or manual transmissions.

The pictured engine is the one I would like, a turbo inline 6. This DOHC
inline 6 is decended from the old US 'falcon' 6 of the 6s. More exactly,
ford of austraila started to develop the 250 in the 1970s eventually the
result after many years of divergence was an engine that doesn't share
much of anything except maybe a bolt with the US verison. While ford in
the USA didn't do a damn thing with the wonderful base engine that their
inline 6 was, they did down under.



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Old 12-04-2005, 08:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Look at this Aussie Ford

Looks like a Honda....


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Old 12-04-2005, 10:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Look at this Aussie Ford

tetraethylleadREMOVETHIS@yahoo.com (Brent P) wrote:

> In article <0284p1d0bt5ima4k4n0jpomsg9agle04s3@4ax.com>, Rich wrote:
>> Doesn't it seem like a Taurus, a bit?
>>
>> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...6&thread=16115
>> 845

>
> Looks like the falcon. It's a real car. The taurus is a piece of shit
> compared to the falcon. The falcon is RWD and comes with one of a
> number of inline 6 and V8 options with automatic or manual
> transmissions.
>
> The pictured engine is the one I would like, a turbo inline 6. This
> DOHC inline 6 is decended from the old US 'falcon' 6 of the 6s. More
> exactly, ford of austraila started to develop the 250 in the 1970s
> eventually the result after many years of divergence was an engine
> that doesn't share much of anything except maybe a bolt with the US
> verison. While ford in the USA didn't do a damn thing with the
> wonderful base engine that their inline 6 was, they did down under.


How cool would that be.. to replace the Mustang 200 Sprint engine with
that one!


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Old 12-04-2005, 11:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Look at this Aussie Ford

On Sat, 03 Dec 2005 17:46:53 -0500, Rich <none@none.com> wrote:

>Doesn't it seem like a Taurus, a bit?
>
>http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...hread=16115845



Just as bland as the monaro. That one is not selling here either (GTO)
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Old 12-04-2005, 12:01   #6 (permalink)
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In article <Xns97227BCEF891Dpettyfogery@207.115.63.158>, Backyard Mechanic wrote:

>> The pictured engine is the one I would like, a turbo inline 6.


> How cool would that be.. to replace the Mustang 200 Sprint engine with
> that one!


I would love to put one in my maverick in place of the 250... but a
easier solution is supposedly on the way. A company is going to make a
proper high performance cylinder head for the 200/250.


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Old 12-04-2005, 16:01   #7 (permalink)
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tetraethylleadREMOVETHIS@yahoo.com (Brent P) wrote:

> In article <Xns97227BCEF891Dpettyfogery@207.115.63.158>, Backyard
> Mechanic wrote:
>
>>> The pictured engine is the one I would like, a turbo inline 6.

>
>> How cool would that be.. to replace the Mustang 200 Sprint engine
>> with that one!

>
> I would love to put one in my maverick in place of the 250... but a
> easier solution is supposedly on the way. A company is going to make a
> proper high performance cylinder head for the 200/250.


But how long have we heard that?

The 7 main block is a great engine, but languished way too long due to
the silly head/manifold design
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Old 12-04-2005, 22:01   #8 (permalink)
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"Rich" <none@none.com> wrote in message
news:0284p1d0bt5ima4k4n0jpomsg9agle04s3@4ax.com...
> Doesn't it seem like a Taurus, a bit?


Looks like a cross between a Taurus and a Contour.
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Old 12-04-2005, 22:01   #9 (permalink)
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"RT" <noyabusiness@yahoo.com> wrote
> Just as bland as the monaro. That one is not selling here either (GTO)


I actually prefer the Monaro to the GTO.
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Old 12-05-2005, 06:01   #10 (permalink)
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Brent P wrote:
> In article <0284p1d0bt5ima4k4n0jpomsg9agle04s3@4ax.com>, Rich wrote:
>
>>Doesn't it seem like a Taurus, a bit?
>>
>>http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...hread=16115845

>
>
> Looks like the falcon. It's a real car. The taurus is a piece of shit
> compared to the falcon. The falcon is RWD and comes with one of a number
> of inline 6 and V8 options with automatic or manual transmissions.
>
> The pictured engine is the one I would like, a turbo inline 6. This DOHC
> inline 6 is decended from the old US 'falcon' 6 of the 6s. More exactly,
> ford of austraila started to develop the 250 in the 1970s eventually the
> result after many years of divergence was an engine that doesn't share
> much of anything except maybe a bolt with the US verison. While ford in
> the USA didn't do a damn thing with the wonderful base engine that their
> inline 6 was, they did down under.
>


Sure they did! Ford lopped 2 cylinders off and put it into the Tempo,
Topaz, & Taurus!

Rob
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