I really perked up when I ran across a web site that offered repair details on the Ford Falcon. So I called up the URL and saw Ford Falcon 2002-2005 repair manual and that’s got to be a mix up at the programmers desks. There aren’t any 2002, 03, 04 or 05 Falcons…come on!!! Well it just goes to show that we Americans (or maybe it’s just me) are a bit U.S. centric when it comes to cars. Then I Googled and realized that the folks ‘down-under’ do some cool stuff and Ford is a big part of that. Yeah..they are still using the Ford Falcon moniker.
But don’t expect to see that boxy little car that we stuff V8’s in and cram headers between the around the suspension, nope that’s gone. But you will find a couple of surprises.
Looks pretty pedestrian, doesn’t it? What if I told you it had….
Barra 220 producing 300 hp and 348 lb·ft or Boss 260 producing 350 hp and 370 lb·ft or Boss 290 producing producing 390 hp and 380 lb·ft.
Or maybe you’d like a UTE – a WHAT? Well a Ranchero of sorts:
Including the first US models the Ford Falcon is now in it’s 7th Generation. Which includes and not so great looking new model (not even gonna show ya a pic) but this will impress you – The 5.0-litre ‘modular V8’ engine is currently the Ford Performance Vehicles’ V8 engine of two varieties, one rated at 422 hp and 402 lb·ft of torque (“Boss 315”) and the other at 449 hp and 420 lb·ft of torque (“Boss 335″).
Ok Ford – Down – Under….let’s see something retro!!!! Come on you can beat Chevy to the punch by creating something Felcon- Ranchero-ish before they bring out the El Camino!!! (I’m going to blog about Chevy later and use the line in reverse)”
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