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351cid last won the day on March 9 2017

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  1. 351cid

    DPoS6 news.

    This morning my daughter called our local Ford dealer to have her 2014 Focus re-clutched. When nshe had her TCM replaced last month they had told her that her clutch needed replacing, but she doesn't have the money for that right now. The service advisor was surprised she knew about FSA 19N08 since they only got notification yesterday after lunch. They scheduled her car for next Tuesday and my daughter is happy as a clam. Her words were: "Daddy, I was really irritrated at Ford over this whole deal. I love my car, but I was thinking it was doomed. Ford apparently is trying to make this right, so I have confidence in them again."
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    New Ford 7.0 L....?

    Keep in mind guys, that the 460 was handicapped by Ford abandoning racing in mid 1970. Fortunately, the 429 was somewhat developed. We have a 78 year model 460 out of an F-250 bored & stroked to 513 cubes. It will spin 6000 rpm almost all day and makes 600 hp without power adders.
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    New Ford 7.0 L....?

    Correct. Example. 1970 302 was rated @ 210 hp. With minimal changes, 1972 was rated at 140 hp. Pretty much the same engine I'd say to compare the old SD V8 to the new 7.3, you'd have to guess the 7.3 @ about 525 lb ft.
  4. Seeing as I own a 72 Gran Torino Sport & is one of about 15 I've owned, I fit in that category too.
  5. I know of one instance that isn't feasible. My daughter & son in law bought a Focus. She's trying to finish her education while my son in law is a disabled Marine veteran. They struggle monthly to make their bills. I suggested they buy a new car (warranty & reliability) because they were dropping car payment money into fixing their beater every month. The "value" of a used Focus is a joke. They have paid 4 of 5 years on their loan & are still upside down in a big way. I helped negotiate the selling price & loan rate, so I know that isn't the issue. No one, NO ONE, will give anything on trade for a Focus. They have to pay through this crap for one more year, and then start all over. My kids have a bad taste in their mouth for FoMoCo. I'm not really inclined to convince them otherwise because of recent events at Ford. Another potential life customer squandered.
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    New Ford 7.0 L....?

    Keep in mind that the 60's engines were rated "gross" & modern engines are rated "net".
  7. As a follow up; my daughter took her Focus in today. She didn't hear a peep from the dealer until 4:30 pm. They called her to tell her that her car was ready. She asked what the issue was & they said the TCM, which was replaced under warranty. Neither of us has had good experiences with warranty repair, so this was a relief & a pleasant surprise.
  8. Thank you for that. She has an appointment next Wednesday since that was the first day they could get her in at the dealership. Hopefully, they will honor this.
  9. Yesterday, my daughter's 14 Focus stopped shifting. It started not wanting to shift out of 2nd, but now will not even attempt to shift out of first. This is after she just dropped $1000 having the electric steering rack replaced. Another soured customer....
  10. He was a pretty awesome guy. I don't just say that because someone passed either.
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    Oldie but a Goodie!

    Those 2v Mods run for freakin' ever. There are 3 in my family that have 250k+...one is at 338k.
  12. You must be reading that incorrectly. Everyone knows that sedans don't sell.
  13. Ford is really good at self fulfilling prophecies. Don't updated your cars for 8 years & " We will discontinue sedans because they aren't selling!".
  14. My Fusion with 2.0L does better on the highway than my brother in-law's Mariner Hybrid....shoot, my Mustang with the 5.0L comes close to his Mariner. It it beats the crap out of everything in town*. * Our "town" equals driving 10 miles to get to town since we're "out in the country". I also understand Mariner Hybrid is older technology as well. Observed: 2013 Mustang GT = 18/26 2013 Fusion = 25/32 20?? Mariner = 43/29
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