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Richard, I certainly acknowledge the fact that the Mod V-8's have had a long and successful run. It is true that the GM OHV's need more displacement to produce similar power but I don't think that means much as fuel economy is comparable and moreover the GM's are more compact power- plants that have a lot fewer parts and are surely significantly less expensive to manufacture.

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.........and moreover the GM's are more compact power- plants that have a lot fewer parts and are surely significantly less expensive to manufacture.

 

About $1,000 cheaper/engine, according to Autoline Detroit. Which is the only reason GM has stayed with an OHV design, it cost less to make.

Knowing a few GM engineers, I can tell you that nobody at their engine design center was “high-fiving” one another when they learned they were going to do another pushrod engine. Just the opposite actually.

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I see movement of Taurus/Police Interceptor going to Oakville as new (Chinese) Taurus is CD4 based. New Edge and MKX are also CD4 based.

I doubt the Taurus will move anywhere.When sales fall to lower levels an article I read said that id they needed more they would just import more from China.I also read the CAP would get the Lincoln MKC.Could be all rumours so who knows

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I doubt the economics of shipping Taurus across the Pacific are any better than NA production at anything like the current sales volume. Unless they're hitching a ride on someone else's boat, or there are a lot more Ford's coming here from China than just the Taurus.

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About $1,000 cheaper/engine, according to Autoline Detroit. Which is the only reason GM has stayed with an OHV design, it cost less to make.

 

Find that really hard to believe....given how thin margins are on cars and trucks, an extra 1K in a single component is a huge cost. Yeah its a truck, but at the same time companies have a conniption when its an extra $250 bucks on a C class product.

 

I can see anywhere from $100-350 more...but more then that would be profit suicide.

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New Ranger should go after new customers and not the cheapskates expecting a 1993 MSRP and strippo equipment. Don't expect a 'Mini-Truck' like the 80s and 90s.

That could be an issue ! I saw lots of kids driving Rangers during the 90s simply because the were cheap !

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Purests would say no

 

 

  • Not made by Chrysler (okay FCA)
  • The spark plug is not centrally located.
Yeah, but neither of those points determine whether or not it's a hemi.

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A Hemi (as in Hemispherical head) doesn't have quench areas, the 6.2 does

 

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The Hemi has transitioned from being an accurate name to being purely about name recognition. 99% of people don't know where the name came from, just that it's for big, powerful V8's.

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