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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-22-2001 05:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"Ford to introduce new rear wheel drive mid-size in 2003.5

From BlueOvalNews.com's Robert Lane

The last U.S. Ford Fairlane rolled off of the assembly line back in the late 1960's. . . .but word around Dearborn is that it might be coming back as an all new mid-size rear wheel drive model.

The mid-sized Fairlane was introduced as a 1962 model sporting the all new 221 V8 Windsor engine (predecesor to the 302). The Fairlane was an immediate sales success and continued to sell extremely well throughout the 1960's; however, by 1970 the nameplate was dropped and replaced by the Torino moniker.

The "Fairlane" is one of Ford's most memorable nameplates. Henry Ford's estate here in Dearborn is named Fairlane after the town where Henry Ford's ancestors in Ireland are from.

While the Fairlane nameplate didn't survive too long in the States, it has been preserved down under in Austrailia. But that might be changing real soon.

As the next generation Taurus (D219) program moves to an S.U.V. or more like BMW's S.A.V. (Sport Activity Vehicle), Ford will need a new mid size vehicle to fill the gap. Enter Ford's E158 program.

The E158 program has been given the official green light from Ford and will appear in 2003.5 as a 2004 model.

It's highly speculated that the E158 will use the S197 2003 Mustang's hybrid DEW98 chassis. The DEW98 chassis is currently shared between the Lincoln LS, Jaguar S and 2001 Thunderbird.

From Ford's internal documents we know that the E158 will use two different engines. The "High Package" will use an all new 3.5L V6. The "High Package" will be available with either an automatic or manual transmission. The 4.6L V8 will be the only optional engine available.

Ford has assinged an engineering code of "F7" to the E158 program.

Everyone knows that Ford Motor Company wants to consolidate platforms and create globally recognized nameplates. The Ford Fairlane name is just one name that fits into that bill. The E158 will appear at or near the same time as the EA169 next generation Ford Fairlane in Austrailia."

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mustangs68
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posted 01-22-2001 09:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Now thats good news...another rear wheel drive (ALL AMERICAN) car coming on the market.
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Joe Clutch
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posted 01-23-2001 06:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joe Clutch     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like it!
Now, about the Galaxie...?

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Thud
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posted 01-23-2001 06:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Thud     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
WOO HOO!!!!!

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-23-2001 08:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Joe Clutch:
I like it!
Now, about the Galaxie...?

I bet we see that nameplate again some day.

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TomP
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posted 01-23-2001 04:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Be careful what you wish for...

We don't need a tiny Korean-built piss-pot named a Galaxie just to have the name regurgitated

But i agree, maybe a performance version of a Crown Vic?

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fordfan
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posted 01-24-2001 02:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordfan   Click Here to Email fordfan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Still no 427!!!???!!!!

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fordguy
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posted 01-24-2001 05:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordguy   Click Here to Email fordguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
if it looks like the aussie version it won't be bad. pretty good looking car.

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Moneymaker
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posted 01-26-2001 11:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Now all we need is a "Cobra" or "GT" version of it.

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89_coupe
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posted 03-07-2001 02:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 89_coupe   Click Here to Email 89_coupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How about a 2004 T-Bolt option with 4 valve 4.6 and 6 speed as standard equiptment and 5.4Eaton supercharged Lightning engine as optional. I can only wish

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Thud
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posted 03-07-2001 06:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Thud     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've been thinking about what a Galaxie could be...

A Crown Vic, lightly dechromed, only Galaxie badge on the tail; the best road-burner suspension that can be installed without spinal damage; a full-power Lightning engine (no intake or exhaust excuses); a custom 'glass hood to cover it, with tasteful ducts to the cold-air induction (NACA's on each side of the leading edge?); bucket seats with the trick console out of the "FortyNine" showcar.

NO OPTIONS! But... Four packages:

Galaxie 500XL: Full luxo content with auto or Full luxo content with 6-speed manual

Galaxie 500: De-contented. Think Cobra R; one version with auto, one with manual.

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Fordman75
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posted 07-30-2002 11:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fordman75   Click Here to Email Fordman75     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What would be a cool car to slap the Galaxie nameplate on would be a Ford version of the Marauder.

[This message has been edited by MLariviere (edited 07-30-2002).]

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MLariviere
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posted 07-30-2002 11:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Fordman75:
[B]What would be a cool car to slap the Galaxie nameplate on would be a Ford version of the Marauder.

I bet you're right. {sorry,wrong button }

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Boss302
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posted 07-31-2002 09:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Boss302   Click Here to Email Boss302     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by fordfan:
Still no 427!!!???!!!!


still no 390?!

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fordnmerc
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posted 08-01-2002 08:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordnmerc   Click Here to Email fordnmerc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There is some talk that the new car MIGHT carry the name Torino, rather than Fairlane. I am all for that, if it is a really nice car. And it would give it a separate 'identity' from the Aussie cars.

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posted 08-01-2002 08:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well all right!

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MLariviere
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posted 08-01-2002 09:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just hope they have the brains to make it a rear driver. Enough with front wheel drive cars,already!

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