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racingjunkie
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Posts: 54
From: Sebringville Ontario Canada
Registered: Oct 2003

posted 04-05-2006 10:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for racingjunkie        Reply w/Quote
Why can't we have these toys here?????

http://www.fpv.com.au/

68 Coop
Gearhead

Posts: 5847
From: Mesquite, NV. 89027
Registered: Oct 2004

posted 04-05-2006 11:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 Coop        Reply w/Quote
See, why don't Ford bring out cars like that stateside? They are unique, cool looking, and probably as fast as they are good lookin.

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William
The easiest way to find something lost, is to buy a replacement.

68 Coupe
289
C4
2:79 rear gears

Fastback68
Gearhead

Posts: 4511
From: Sucat, Paranaque, Philippines
Registered: Jul 99

posted 04-06-2006 12:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68        Reply w/Quote
Be thankful you don't have to drive British or German Fords! Or these funny little Fords (read: Mazdas) we now have in the Flips!
OZ is the land of Mad Max - always has been, always will be. They took the American muscle car and made it their own! No other country did that.

BlueMule
Gearhead

Posts: 1781
From: Kent Island, MD USA M&M # 2423
Registered: Sep 2002

posted 04-06-2006 01:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BlueMule        Reply w/Quote
I'm liking the Super Pursuit myself.

"Its 5.4-litre capacity, 32 valves and double overhead camshafts per bank therefore work in concert to produce 290 kilowatts of power and a phenomenal 520 Newton metres of torque."

What does 290kw/520nM equate to in hp and pound/feet?

The site says it equates to the '69 Boss 302.
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-Paul

70 Mach1 351C/FMX
79 Ranchero GT smogger 302/C4
97 Expedition XLT 5.4
05 F150 Lariat SuperCab 5.4 4x4

'If you're not the lead dog, the view never changes.'
'It's only half past twelve, but I don't care... It's five o'clock somewhere.'

[This message has been edited by BlueMule (edited 04-06-2006).]

71RESTO
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Posts: 1655
From: Oregon, USA
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 04-06-2006 01:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 71RESTO        Reply w/Quote
They have truly amazing passenger cars down there. When we were there last summer I had the privelage of looking over several at the local Ford dealers and getting to sit in a Falcon GT, man what a ride that is. That thing is a "just" barely legal street car based on their Falcon V8 Supercar racer, and very hard to come by. I wish they would build cars like that here, becasue the Aussies really know what people wish to drive.

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Duane
71 Fastback (under resto-351C-4V C6 auto)
M & M Member #730

Bloose
Gearhead

Posts: 888
From: Milwaukee, WI
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 04-07-2006 04:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bloose        Reply w/Quote
Funny I just read an article about how Ford is not planning to file bankruptcy. Bill Ford said that even though they are having problems in North America regions outside of NA are performing well. Regions like Australia you think????

With the success of the Stang, Charger, 300C, and the overwhelming interest in the show Camaro and Challenger maybe now the US manufacturers can quit being unsuccessful at trying to copy the Japanese and get back to making cars we want, like the cars the Aussies are getting! The Aussie cars have always been cool, sort of a cross between US and Euro cars but int he past the US cars were very cool too. Now they get great cars and we get appliances.

B-loose

two89w
Gearhead

Posts: 338
From: sydney australia
Registered: Sep 2002

posted 04-07-2006 07:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for two89w        Reply w/Quote
Down here in oz there are some of those Typhoons getting around with 400rwkw's.

Pretty good for a straight six.

indyphil
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Posts: 3394
From: Senoia, G.A. USA
Registered: Jul 2002

posted 04-07-2006 08:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for indyphil        Reply w/Quote
290kW = 388hp
400kw = 536hp

1kW = 1.341hp

520Nm (Newton.Meters) = 384 ft.lbs

1Nm = 0.7376ftlb

they seem like odd units but Im very used to using them myself here in the USA. When I dyno the big diesels here I use kW and Nm.
Although of course Im used to seeing 4 digits. (1340kW and 6000Nm)

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BlueMule
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Posts: 1781
From: Kent Island, MD USA M&M # 2423
Registered: Sep 2002

posted 04-07-2006 08:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BlueMule        Reply w/Quote
Thanks Phil

It seems lacking in torque. The 2000 SVT Lightning was rated at 360HP 440FT/LB torque... I guess that's the difference between a DOHC and an Eaton huffing @ 8 lb. of boost.

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-Paul

70 Mach1 351C/FMX
79 Ranchero GT smogger 302/C4
97 Expedition XLT 5.4
05 F150 Lariat SuperCab 5.4 4x4

'If you're not the lead dog, the view never changes.'
'It's only half past twelve, but I don't care... It's five o'clock somewhere.'

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deathtoricers
Gearhead

Posts: 377
From: Ft Bragg NC
Registered: Jun 2005

posted 11-08-2006 03:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for deathtoricers        Reply w/Quote
Definitely some orgasm-inducing vehicles.. but GOOD LORD the prices!! Do Aussies make more money or something?

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sexually deprived for your freedom!

Ryan Wilke
Gearhead

Posts: 3237
From: Stanton, Michigan, zip 48888
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 11-10-2006 12:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by two89w:
Down here in oz....

two89w, can you tell us (or anyone else care to share), what's the deal:

Why is Ford offering more performance-related vehicles there than in the US?

Different pollution restrictions?

Different vehicle safety requirements?

Different auto-owners insurance?

More "car enthusiasts" there than in US?

...I know it isn't cheaper or better fuel.

Anyone with any guesses?

Ryan

SkinnyMan
Gearhead

Posts: 916
From: Tupelo, MS - USA (CA temporarily)
Registered: Jan 2005

posted 11-10-2006 01:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SkinnyMan        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ryan Wilke:
Anyone with any guesses? Ryan

Cause Ford and most of their nitwit dealers ain't got a clue!

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SkinnyMan
Tupelo, MS

Thank you, Thank you very much!

megrimlock
Journeyman

Posts: 18
From: slatington pa. usa
Registered: Nov 2006

posted 11-22-2006 09:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for megrimlock        Reply w/Quote
i need to take a trip down there!!!!

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