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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 11-06-2004 08:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I read in Hemmings Muscle Machines magazine that Ford is working on a new pushrod engine named the Hurricane. They said it's to compete with the GM LS2 and Mopar Hemi engines.

I hope they give it some decent displacement, this 4.6L business is BS.

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mustangs68
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posted 11-06-2004 11:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Read a review on the new Ford 500.Said if the car was involved in a crime the witness would have a hard time describing it.

LOL..now that "plain Jane"

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BlueMule
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posted 11-08-2004 07:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BlueMule   Click Here to Email BlueMule     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:

...I hope they give it some decent displacement, this 4.6L business is BS.



AMEN!!

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indyphil
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posted 11-08-2004 09:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for indyphil   Click Here to Email indyphil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pushrod V8s package nice.
Its dumb that a 4.6L engine is so much bigger than even a 351 Windsor.

Seems odd that they would go back to pushrods - after talking up overhead cams.

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posted 11-08-2004 12:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for indyphil   Click Here to Email indyphil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is an article.
http://www.detnews.com/2004/autosinsider/0405/27/b01-165355.htm

I hear anything from 6.1 to 6.2 liters depending on who you talk to - and 400hp.

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kwazykat
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posted 11-08-2004 10:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kwazykat   Click Here to Email kwazykat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
.... named the Hurricane....

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...........
why dont they name it "bitchy wife".... that will make it want to run like hell.....fast and hard.....and not look back....

heh heh

ford must have a think-tank full of super-smart-guys getting paid sweet salaries to come up with a name like "hurricane"......

(gee.... mopar wanted to out-weather "lightning" by releasing "thunder whatever".... um...paper scissors, rock.... what weather can out-do "thunder"....oh! i know....zzzzzzzzzzzzz......yawn)

teeheheheheheeeeeee
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posted 11-08-2004 10:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kwazykat   Click Here to Email kwazykat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
....and i meant to add....
it is about freaking time ford decided to do a little more.... it would be a shame for "us" to get lost in the shuffle!

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 11-09-2004 06:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by kwazykat:
hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...........
why dont they name it "bitchy wife".... that will make it want to run like hell.....fast and hard.....and not look back....

Because nobody would want one. It would use too much fuel, be too loud, the engine compartment would always be a mess, and you'd never get anywhere when you want to lay some rubber...

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stang68
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posted 11-09-2004 07:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stang68   Click Here to Email stang68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i second that....

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TomP
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posted 11-09-2004 10:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Doesn't Willys (which would be Chrysler now) hold the rights to the Hurricane name for an engine? They sued over the use of Jeep-like grilles

It'd be a welcome change... maybe they'll build new 427's! I always thought the architecture of the 4.6 was a bad move. Way too wide and yet no room to expand. Not sure how they figured this would be OK for 7000 lb SUV's, vans and pickups.

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indyphil
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posted 11-10-2004 08:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for indyphil   Click Here to Email indyphil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Im sure hurricane is just the project name for the engine and wont be used for marketing. Like project "daisy" the new cobra - Or operation "sea-lion" for the D-day landings...

You are right though when I search for the hurricane engine I got a lot of jeep stuff and I thought the same thing.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-25-2005 07:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by indyphil:
Here is an article.
http://www.detnews.com/2004/autosinsider/0405/27/b01-165355.htm

I hear anything from 6.1 to 6.2 liters depending on who you talk to - and 400hp.



In case the article disappears from the web site:

Ford to beef up engine for F-150

Automaker is developing V-8 powerplant for popular pickup that will dwarf rivals

By Eric Mayne / The Detroit News

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Responding to the auto industry?s escalating horsepower wars ? including Chrysler?s popular Hemi engine ? Ford Motor Co. is developing a larger, more powerful V-8 engine for its top-selling F-150 pickup line.

The engine?s 6.2-liter displacement will dwarf Ford?s biggest V-8 offering ? the 300-hp 5.4-liter Triton V-8 ? as well as rivals from Chevrolet, Nissan and Dodge, including the 5.7-liter 340-hp Hemi.

Ford declined to comment on the project, but suppliers are already bidding to provide components for the engine, according to documents obtained by The Detroit News.

Ford has not decided where to build the engine known internally as Hurricane.

Despite rising gasoline prices, the Hurricane project is ?somewhat overdue,? Global Insight market analyst John Wolkonowicz said.

?In trucks, it?s all about bragging rights,? Wolkonowicz said.

The full-size truck market has become a major battleground for Detroit automakers, with Ford, Chevrolet, Dodge and GMC facing new competition from formidable Toyota Motor Co.p. and Nissan Motor Co. entries.

Demand for the 345-horsepower Hemi has soared since DaimlerChrysler AG?s Chrysler Group revived the legendary engine two years ago.

More than 60 percent of all Dodge Durango sport utility vehicles are now sold with a Hemi engine, and Chrysler is now using it on large, rear-wheel drive passenger cars.

The Hurricane project is another sign Ford is back on solid financial ground. Analysts say the project was probably delayed when the automaker posted losses of $6.4 billion over 2001 and 2002.

Helped by steep cost reductions and lower operating costs, Ford is on track to earn pre-tax profits of $7 billion by mid-decade.

?Now that things are looking up a little bit, they?re starting to prioritize some of those things that got put on the back burner before,? Wolkonowicz said.

The Hurricane project comes as Ford is rolling out 11 new engines and transmissions to bolster its powertrain lineup.

Ford dealers are eager to sell a more powerful engine. Like the Triton V-8, the new engine will feature advanced technology to limit harmful emisions.

?Anytime they can claim (class-leading) horsepower, torque and green? at the same time, hello! Where do I sign up?? said Bob Krause, inventory manager and sales consultant at Roy O?Brien Ford in St. Clair Shores.

You can reach Eric Mayne at (313) 222-2443 or [email protected]

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