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Old 5/28/13, 08:00 PM
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I want to see Ford winning in F1.
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Originally Posted by Fenderaddict2 View Post
I want to see Ford winning in F1.
Would be great but, notgonnahappen.com . . . .
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Although . . . I wonder how much the (turbo PSI) "wick" could be turned up on a race prepped 2.2L 4-Cylinder "EcoBoost" engine based on the 2.3L?! If FMC envisions that 60% of vehicles will have 4-Cylinder engines by 2020 perhaps they are working on a Turbo-4 for IndyCar (seems to make more marketing sense) . . . . nothing in the rules stating IndyCar engines have to be 6-Cylinders . . .

Or . . . perhaps they are waiting (if at all) for the 2.5L V6 Ecoboost to come to the market . . . wouldn't take much to get it to 2.2L . . . Pt. II

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I think it would be rather costly for Ford to develop an engine for Indy. I would rather see Ford put more effort behind existing engines like those used in the Continental tire series for sedans like Mustangs.
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Originally Posted by Evil_Capri View Post
Or . . . perhaps they are waiting (if at all) for the 2.5L V6 Ecoboost to come to the market . . . wouldn't take much to get it to 2.2L . . . Pt. II
Its possible they'd take another look when the Nano arrives, but IndyCar would make them wait until the next engine cycle and who knows what that spec will end up like.
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Originally Posted by Fenderaddict2 View Post
I want to see Ford winning in F1.
I would like to see Ford winning anything to be honest, at least yesterday Logano won the Nationwide race in a Mustang

From listening to his comments after the race he really has it in for that Toyota team he drove for...Anyone know why?
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Unhappy

This thread is valid for yet another week. I only watched the first 80 laps of the race and concluded the Ford racers were not competitive enough to win the Dover race. After 80 laps, there was only one Ford racer in the top 15 positions ( Keslowski was running about 8 th place ). As it turned out, no Ford racer ever lead a lap. I guess NASCAR must now feel they have parity that no Ford racer lead a lap. I would be ashamed to admit I was a Ford fan if I was at the Dover race.
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This thread is pull of poo.
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Originally Posted by Evil_Capri View Post
Would be great but, notgonnahappen.com . . . .
According to this Serbian web-site, after Honda, Ford is next in the line to return to the F1 ... Possibly in 2015.

http://www.f1srbija.rs/index.php/f1-...povratak-forda
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Originally Posted by Zastava_101 View Post

According to this Serbian web-site, after Honda, Ford is next in the line to return to the F1 ... Possibly in 2015.

http://www.f1srbija.rs/index.php/f1-...povratak-forda
Interesting indeed! Seems the report came from Germany (Speed Week.) Wonder if the speculation is just as an engine supplier, full works team, or both.
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This thread is pull of poo.
Thats your opinion, if ya dont like it dont read it
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This thread is valid for yet another week. I only watched the first 80 laps of the race and concluded the Ford racers were not competitive enough to win the Dover race. After 80 laps, there was only one Ford racer in the top 15 positions ( Keslowski was running about 8 th place ). As it turned out, no Ford racer ever lead a lap. I guess NASCAR must now feel they have parity that no Ford racer lead a lap. I would be ashamed to admit I was a Ford fan if I was at the Dover race.
I was watching speed channel tonight and they are also talking about Ford not doin a **** thing in Nascar this year, they say Ford is asking for changes to the front end of the Fusions...France probably wont allow it and if they didnt and I was head of racing for Ford I would tell Nascar to shove it.
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I was watching speed channel tonight and they are also talking about Ford not doin a **** thing in Nascar this year, they say Ford is asking for changes to the front end of the Fusions...France probably wont allow it and if they didnt and I was head of racing for Ford I would tell Nascar to shove it.
And those asked for changes were part of the reason for the "spec" body of recent years. The addition of brand identity may have come with a higher price than FMC expected.
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If Ford wants changes to the Fusion body maybe they can make a MKZ body for testing . . . a la the Mark VII they created many moons ago . . . .
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And those asked for changes were part of the reason for the "spec" body of recent years. The addition of brand identity may have come with a higher price than FMC expected.
If it were a case of the basic shape being a disadvantage, they wouldn't even be placing. It would be like the old days when you'd have the fastest car brand with like 2-3 laps on everyone else by the end of Superspeedway races. This sounds more like some tweaks that Ford wants to tweak the splitter or adjust the size of the holes in the lower valence.
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This sounds more like some tweaks that Ford wants to tweak the splitter or adjust the size of the holes in the lower valence.
I didn't see/hear the broadcast . . . if you have a link stating as much please share. You are probably correct. FMC is the only manufacturer to use a production front grill (by their own design) and it would be disappointing to see "spec" changes begin to happen . . . again . . .
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I didn't see/hear the broadcast . . . if you have a link stating as much please share. You are probably correct. FMC is the only manufacturer to use a production front grill (by their own design) and it would be disappointing to see "spec" changes begin to happen . . . again . . .
I wonder if Ford could go back with the Taurus?
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No reason to do that, unless the 2015/16 Taurus is going to have some amazingly aerodynamic nose.
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Old 6/9/13, 02:42 PM
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It was good to see Trevor Bayne chase down the leader in the Nationwide race in Iowa and go on to win the race. In Sprint Cup racing, the Ford race cars still are not fast enough to get the lead.
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Old 6/11/13, 11:09 PM
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I watched the Nationwide race in Iowa and did not see the start of the Sprint Cup race at Pocono. I heard Carl Edwards did lead the first nine laps. Maybe Carl will have a stronger car for Michigan.
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