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Old 02-02-2008, 06:08 PM   #43
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When our V8 won't pull enough...

...we just roll out our flat-6 with the far greater torque and horsepower and with superior braking.
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Old 02-02-2008, 07:09 PM   #44
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Mike.. For power, handling, braking, aerodynamics, and good looks, you get 10/10!

But nothing is perfect. Where you going to put your firewood??

For those who think they need an 8
they could find a vintage 928!
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Old 02-02-2008, 10:19 PM   #45
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Klattu, I showed this to a good friend today. A group of guys I was with couldn't stop laughing. Then one shared the video for the Triumph Rocket III -- some good technology to put into our coming smaller, higher cranking engines.
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Old 02-02-2008, 11:02 PM   #46
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3 or 4 or 5 or 6 or 8 or 10 or 12?

who needs those stinkin' pistons!

think outside the cylinder...

gentleman start your wankels....... wheeeeeem, wheeeeeem, wheeeeeeem!

history

nsu 2 me too!

rotativement votre...

rising sun

the basics

or add a rotor, bam!

The Return of the Wankel Engine...

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I guess if I had to have a six-cylinder...
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Old 02-04-2008, 08:26 AM   #48
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The V6 could run with the Corvette - depends on the transmission and rear gearing. '69 427 automatics had tall gearing - 2.73:1, I believe - and were not terribly impressive off the line. At least, that's the experience I had with a 427 roadster I drove a few times. And the 390 hp was gross. Net was probably not more than 300.
Yes Albert, off the show room floor the 69, 427 I had was not a drag strip barn burner. It was basicly a touring car. The very heavy iron block and heads made it front heavy and even with the updated 60 series TA radials it was not a great handling car. The power steering at that time gave it poor road feel. At 100MPH it had a sketchy feel and was not comfortable. I once did a quick lane change at 70MPH. I was so surprised to find out how easily the car spun out, ending up in the medium.

By contrast the V6 RWD sedan with traction control is a very superior vehicle. No smoking tires on the launch, just go. The top speed is electronicly capped at 150MPH. I will take the manufacture's word for that one. The 5 speed tranny makes better use of power instead of a 3 speed. Technology has come a long way in 35 years.
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Yea, I would expect that towing a 23' vintage could be done with a V6 and have "0" or few issues, but that isn't really such a great option for those with newer trailers in the range at and above 6000lbs.......that is unless some of the V6 offerings are significantly redesigned from the point they are today.

Guess we'll all find out in due time.
Well this is a 3+ year old thread but in just that short amount of time we can see how things have changed.

We now have the V6 Eco boost 150's successfully towing 10,000lbs and the owners are raving about them.

Interesting times!
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Well this is a 3+ year old thread but in just that short amount of time we can see how things have changed.

We now have the V6 Eco boost 150's successfully towing 10,000lbs and the owners are raving about them.

Interesting times!
There has been an explosion of new technology availability in these last 3 years. Processor capacity and capabilities is probably the single biggest boost to technology speed. The mechanicals are not really breakthroughs (batteries and electric drive systems excluded), but they couldn't be employed without low cost, high power processors.

I suspect the speed of innovation will increase and in another 3 years these two posts will seem antiquated!
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I get by fine with the 6 cyl engine in my Dodge truck.
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