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Rumor time!

Heard a rumor that Ford is soon coming out with a stand alone wiring harness kit for the new turbo V-6 that's in the pickups---- Anyone have any other information on a release coming up? With a 5 speed behind it sure would make for one sweet engine for a track roadster project or ??????

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Heard something similar. Nothing from Ford, though.

Ever notice that there's so many high performance parts available for GM products?

Did you ever think that maybe they NEED them?
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I got hold of a couple of shops that sell Ford Motorsports parts, no date yet, but everyone did agree that it's coming, guy at Roush's said probably by Spring!
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It certainly would make a great engine to drop into a project. A turbo V8 would even be better haha

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Yeah, I can see a couple of old 30's vintages getting some modern engines, and maybe a few vintage sports cars.

Ever notice that there's so many high performance parts available for GM products?

Did you ever think that maybe they NEED them?
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I had never even thought of going V-6 in anything until I got involved helping a buddy do a '48 Chevy pickup with a a supercharged 3.8 Buick V-6 and overdrive automatic trans.....then rode with another friend in his new F-150 with the V-6 turbo engine!!! I've been contemplating a track roadster for a number of years, and wanted a smaller engine to keep the size down on the car, then new Ford might just be what I'm looking for! Good power and a light car, could be a lot of fun!!!
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People were getting over 600 hp with the Buick 3800 SC years ago without a whole lot of effort. People just don't want to let go of the adage that there's no replacement for displacement.

Ever notice that there's so many high performance parts available for GM products?

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I raced Super Stock for a number of years, ran 289 ci in a '66 Fastback..... SOP was to drop the clutch at 6500, shift at 7800...... after 5 years of "strip only" time with the car I decided I could no longer afford to drag race at that level and switched to bracket racing. I put the old Fastback on the street, there was any number of folks who discovered there was indeed a substitute for cubic inches!!!

The new V-6's that Ford has out, especially the one with the turbo could really be a blast performance wise, then in a 2200-2400 lb. roadster, who knows what it would do in fuel mileage??? Got to get with some of the folks doing all this turbo stuff and start doing some studying on it, all new to me!
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