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Re: American engines
On Sat, 10 Feb 1996, Psycho Bob wrote:
> Well, it's not V6 -- but anyway. The worst one I've ever seen is the 5.8
> liter V8 used in '80-'85 Cadillac Seville. For 5.8 liters, it produced
> 105bhp with 205 ft-lb torque. Talk about horrible efficiency ("Yeah, so
> your engine is bigger than mine -- so what?"). I just hape people who
> compare engine sizes (or how many pots) and tell me what a "winnie"
> engine I got.
No doubt! I hate it when people do that. I was being a good samaritan
the other day... I came across a Ford Truck on the side of the road with
a dead battery. I offered to jump it, since i had cables etc. He started
in on me how my 5 cylinder (he didnt know it was a 5 of course, and he
never heard of one etc.. and asked "doesnt it run rough?" "No you
snapperhead, its not a 6 with one cylinder missing.."..) anyway..i
digress.. He started to tell me that my 5 cylinder couldnt possibly jump
a v8. After an arguement, i said "gee your right, you'll have to wait for
someone else." What a bozo.
WRT 'murican engines, so far the only american engine Ive seen that has
promise is the northstar. I still think Ford has a long way to go,
including their modular engines....
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