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    New Ford 7.0 L....?

    Ford probably commissioned that Foxbody swap car for this year's SEMA show. If it is there, it will be a sign that the 7.3L will get aftermarket support.
  2. No doubt bonuses were paid out to several MBAs for meeting product launch targets. Good job!
  3. A relative of mine experienced that transaxle in a Freestar. She now drives a RAV4.
  4. Allan Mullaly was CEO during development and launch of GEN3 Focus.
  5. I'm sure a pulley will get it over the hump.
  6. The Mustang needs a diet, not a bigger engine. https://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/car-technology/a26306469/ford-super-duty-73-v8-engine-details-specs/ It's clear from the R&T article that the 7.3L is designed as a gas alternative to a diesel motor.
  7. This explains FoMoCo's sudden re-embrace of RWD platforms. An electric motor - transaxle setup wouldn't package very well in FWD vehicle.
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    Hackett, the Change Agent

    Drink'n that sweet, sweet cool-aid.
  9. Right. They'll change the bore or stroke of the block and then GM Marketing will claim an "all new" Chevy V8.
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    RAM Multifunction Tailgate

    I think the notched bumper ends on the GM trucks is a simple idea that does the trick.
  11. It seems to be a problem with the 8 speed units (8L45) that Chevy started using in the Colorado/Canyon in the 2017 model year.
  12. I'm currently in research mode for an upcoming pickup purchase. I haven't test driven anything yet. On the surface, I like the Colorado. I can get it in the configuration I'm looking for (4x2, crewcab, 6' box) and I like the looks, inside and out. However, there are quite a few quality issues with it. The major issue is with the transmission. There are a lot of stories on line about transmission shudders at highway speeds and a lot of return visits to fix the problem. GMs first solution is a transmission flush but it starting to look like the issue is the torque converter. Its funny that the transmission is the GM version of the unit designed in conjunction with Ford. I can't get the Ranger the way I want it so I'm not even going to look at it. I can't get the long box with the crewcab and in Canada they only come with the 4x4 drivetrain. So if I don't go with the Colorado I'll be going with another F-150.
  13. I'm currently looking at pickup trucks. The mid-size trucks have almost the same capabilities as my '97 F-150, so I've been looking at them. Unfortunately, the lack of a long box with the crew cab has knocked the Ranger out of the picture right off the bat. Also, in Canada, you can only get a Ranger with a 4x4 drivetrain, which I don't want or need.
  14. I seem to recall that the tech they were working on involved using gasoline in the direct injection system and ethanol in the port injection system (or the other way around). So it wasn't just dual injection... it was dual fuel system. This was right around the time rumour and speculation were swirling about some Coyote engine. I think the dual fuel engine was "Bobcat" (It was).