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351cid

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351cid last won the day on March 9 2017

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    U.S. Southern Atlantic
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    Virginia
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    13 Fusion, 04 F-250, 13 Mustang GT

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  1. Mine breaks the rear tires loose when it hits 4000 rpm in first gear. I have the 235's on it. I really don't want to step up in width because of rain traction (VA is turning into a tropical climate in the last year). I think the hit from a turbo in low gear could cause issues. It might be different in a IRS car though.
  2. Mine was calculated based on chassis dyno of 431 rwhp @ 7200 rpm & 422 lb ft. The guy running the dyno told me his #'s said 507 at the crank with the 6 speed manual. When I said exhaust, that is heads back. Headers, exhaust pipes, cross over, high flow cats, etc
  3. My 2013 is just over 500 hp (507) with a tune, exhaust, injectors, & tb. The current Coyote should be easy with pretty much a tune.
  4. https://jalopnik.com/the-2020-ford-mustang-shelby-gt500-may-only-go-180-mph-1833277687/amp
  5. 351cid

    A not so nice view on Hackett

    With the 7.3 coming (pretty sure this one will be here in my lifetime), I'll agree with you on powertrains for the trucks. It took 10+ years for them to bring a better gas engine to the SD. The F-150 has the best power trains in 1/2 tons, hands down. As far as the Mustang goes: it's bad ass no doubt. I just happen to like the 197 better...specifically the 13-14's. The whole elimination of sedans is yet to be seen as right or wrong. I think we can both agree that the way it was handled was a clusterfuck of epic proportions. This whole SUV thing could change over night; and if does, it won't end well for Ford.
  6. 351cid

    A not so nice view on Hackett

    Isn't that one in the same? I may be old news, but I have a great many just like me...and we have the money to buy. Notice my current fleet: nothing newer than 2013. I have always had at least one vehicle that was less than 3 years old in my fleet(that I bought new). No reason to buy a Fusion since I'd be buying the same thing I have. I like the new Mustang, but I like mine better. When my SD was due to replace, Ford dropped the V-10 from the F-250 and I wasn't going to lose torque from that replacement engine...and now the trucks are just ugly (IMO, but it's the one that counts).
  7. Brought to you by the genius Ford managment team.....
  8. 351cid

    A not so nice view on Hackett

    I said last year that I weeped for Ford's future and I am more concerned now than I was then.
  9. As I understand it, they keep a 45-60 day back log @ all locations.
  10. My son works for ALTEC in VA. I'll ask him to keep an eye (& ear) for the medium GM's as well. He also travels to all their plants in the US. His involvement is in the IT dept.
  11. 351cid

    New Ford 7.0 L....?

    Hmmm....hopped up, tuned out 7.3L in a mid 60's full size wagon with 10 speed tranny...sounds yummy.
  12. Unless my needs changed; I would get an F-250 with the 7.3L. I have never considered replacing my 6.8L with less torque. I have driven 6.2L's with the 6 speed and felt it was lacking over my V-10. Part of that may be because of the 4.30 gears in my truck vs 3.73 in the 6.2, as well as some of the "enhancements" my truck has received over the years. I also feel the 10 pulses per cycle was an advantage over 8 pulses. I've not seen an 8.1L GM that can out pull my truck. I'm sure this 7.3L will.
  13. I think the height would be the biggest stumbling block for a Mustang. That puppy appears to be very tall....could just be from the fact that it is faily narrow.
  14. Study an LS. It looks more like a "design study in Ford V-8's from 1954 to 1970" than anything the General put out in that time period. It's a small block Chevy in name only. That being said; there are quite a few designs shared by all the domestic automakers during the 50's & 60's.
  15. Going to be a bad ass, for sure. This is the first thing that has excited me about Ford in over a year. But I am excited.
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