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View Poll Results: how bad do you wish you had a ford?
relly bad 6 54.55%
i'm at the dealership right now 5 45.45%
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Old 05-31-2006, 09:36 PM   #21
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They are selling on ebay for 160K or so right now.


I'd hate to work in this engine bay....
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Straight from the Ford GT website(they have a nifty CGI vid of the engine running

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A 2.3L Lysholm, screw type supercharger provides 13.5 psi boost, pushing intake air through a highly efficient air to water intercooler which easily drops incoming air charge temperature over 100 degF, providing a dense charge of air for increased power.

Fuel is introduced to the air charge via two (2) 32lb/hr fuel injectors for each cylinder. A unique Ford GT aluminum cylinder head with high flow capability directs the forced air/fuel mixture to each cylinder through two (2) 37mm intake valves, actuated by an efficient roller rocker arm, dual overhead camshaft valvetrain.

Forged aluminum pistons with anodized top ring lands translate over 1500 psi combustion pressure into rotary motion through a Manley high performance "H" beam connecting rod and a forged steel crankshaft. Piston speeds approaching Formula One levels are enabled with a constant flow of oil sprayed under the dome for cooling.

Exhaust gasses exit the cylinder through two (2) 32mm exhaust valves, rounding out the four valve per cylinder, dual overhead camshaft valvetrain arrangement. A micro-polished, pre-stressed chain provides reliable drive for the camshafts.

The power conversion system is contained in a high performance Ford GT cylinder block cast from a high strength aluminum alloy utilizing special chilling mechanisms in the casting process to obtain the required material properties to manage the exceptional power level.

A dry sump lubrication system allows the engine to be lowered in the Ford GT chassis for superior handling characteristics. The heart of this system is an external high performance oil pump that provides superior pressure and flow under all operating conditions. It manages 12 quarts of 5W50 synthetic motor oil through an external reservoir that de-aerates the oil prior to it entering the engine.

A unique water pump enables 100 gallons per minute of coolant flow through the engine for superior cooling performance. Water jackets in the cylinder head and cylinder block have been carefully designed to maximize the benefit of the cooling system capabilities.
They tend to blow radiator hoses though.... Consider yourself warned.
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Old 05-31-2006, 10:06 PM   #22
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Meh...overpriced rich man toy
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The new Ford GT'* come with the all aluminum DOHC 5.4L. They have a Lysholm twin screw strapped on from the factory. Somewhere between the 2003 and 2005 models they did something to increase the power I think, but who can argue with 500 lb/ft of torque?. Could be wrong on that one. I am also under the impression they are under rated on power. I have no proof of that, it'* just hearsay. I would kill for the bare block, even though it'* a dry-sump oiling system.

*EDIT* Also, they list at $140k but tend to go for maybe $200+
There is one that runs ~400. All cars are under-rated for insurance pourpses.
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real bad... i want an 03 or 04 cobra
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real bad... i want an 03 or 04 cobra
Someone up the street from me has a yellow one. It'* pretty....
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FORD??????? Now is when i really wish there was an icon for putting head down on arms shaking it in disbelief.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,., thats ME trudging away from this post...Jeeeesus, First rap music now this......
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FORD??????? Now is when i really wish there was an icon for putting head down on arms shaking it in disbelief.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,., thats ME trudging away from this post...Jeeeesus, First rap music now this......


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Ya right.... and then I took break dancing lessons I've owned a few Fords in my day. 64 1/2 Fastback Stang. 63 XL and a 65 500. Would take any of them back, BUT each nickel and dimed me to death. The 63 XL was the best with 390 4 speed and a wild ribbed console that wrapped from the back of bucket seats to top of dash, then onto the headliner but it was ALWAYS Broken. Also had a 64 Falcon and a 72 Pinto Runabout. Dam I forgot how old i am.
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I already got one...
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I have owned several Fords without any complaints. The last one I owned was a 1969, Ford F-350 Dually truck, converted into a ramp truck to carry the race car. When I sold it, it had 320,000 + miles, still had the original OEM paint and it'* 2nd engine.

I am seriously considering the purchase of the new Mustang Shelby GT500, which is powered with the 5.4 Supercharged engine. Have a friend that owns a Ford dealership and offered me a deal that is hard to refuse: $1,500.00 over MSRP. I have heard of guys paying $15,000.00 + over MSRP in Ebay!!!
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