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  1. RupertH

    Iron Coyote

    It drives me nuts when options like a manual or V8 are tied to stupid things like a specific trim level, especially when it's a base model (manual) or top trim (usually where they stick the V8). Dealers only order things with the options they think people care about, so the average buyer, who's...
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    Ford Trademarks new name "Wolftrak" possible special edition Bronco?

    Ever since the Mustang Shelby Cobra GT500 I've felt like Ford is only weeks away from:
  3. RupertH

    2.7 vs coyote power curve

    Man, if I could get that with a proper tranny, I'd forget about a Bronco!
  4. RupertH

    2.7 vs coyote power curve

    It is the throttle, or is it the move to an Atkinson cycle that causes that? I would think that changing the valve timing on the fly isn't easy, and you end up puking a bunch of mixture back into the intake manifold before the VVT can respond and switch you back into Otto.
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    700hp Econolines with GT40 running gear?!!

    And a manual tranny! Tell me again how 'Murica is the greatest?
  6. RupertH

    Coronovirus discussions

    That's the spirit! ;)
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    Ford Temporarily Halts North American Production

    Or, to paraphrase how Lewis Black put it: There are two parties in this country, the party of no ideas and the party of bad ideas.
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    Ford says future vehicles not interrupted

    Strange, I don't remember that! Oh, right- I had a Mac... :LOL: Super stable, and could boot to a near-full GUI from a floppy due to it's closed arch and well sorted on-board kernel.
  9. RupertH

    2.7 vs coyote power curve

    Something is wrong with those Ecoboost graphs... Look at the crossover.
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    Ford says future vehicles not interrupted

    Still got that cheeseburger and six foot erection, eh? ;) "No no no. We need to keep fighting. Make a couple of stops on our way home from the Persian Gulf. First stop! Vietnam! Surprise the fuck out of those people, huh?" "You make a movie?" "Not this time, pal!"
  11. RupertH

    Plan B

    Mazda Miata
  12. RupertH

    will the bronco be cancelled altogether?

    Somewhere under all that jingoism and whitewash of the nuance of the American tort system is a kernel of truth... I see little in the Chinese system that suggests it's a communist country- it's more of a hybrid autocracy (not quite a dictatorship, and with odd hints of capitalism) with a cool...
  13. RupertH

    The Bronco information drip feed

    It doesn't, but the name still makes me giggle! For me the term 'Badlands' evokes a somewhat more rugged impression than the 'XLT' this would probably be in normal Ford parlance. And from what I remember, the Sahara at least got (standard) slightly wider wheels, larger tires, and the bigger...
  14. RupertH

    States more interested in the 2021 Bronco over Jeep and other competitors

    You already did, when you used the 'free' service they provided! As the saying goes, there's no such thing as a free lunch!
  15. RupertH

    Big hood size, engine optimism 🤷‍♂️

    Exactly: Non-Ethanol=lowered cooling+other effects 85 Octane, fine for NA [email protected] altitude=too low for a turbonormalized engine If you did the 87 first, there's a chance the reset parameters on the engine hadn't kicked in yet before you'd burned the tank of 91. I have no idea how Ford...
  16. RupertH

    Coronovirus discussions

    Really? DId you read it? Seemed fairly reasonable to me. TLDR: If we do stupid things, lots of people will die, if we do smarter things, less people will die. Also, humans tend to panic, but sometimes one brave soul can save the world. Not that different than anything else really, Dumb=Dead...
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    Big hood size, engine optimism 🤷‍♂️

    If the engine is tuned for 87, adding higher Octane fuels will accomplish nothing. The engine has no way of determining what the Octane rating of the fuel is. Most likely, there's a knock sensor that will retard timing based on the assumption of low-Octane fuel or Carbon buildup on the cylinders...
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    The Bronco information drip feed

    HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! Badlands Package appears to be the mall-crawler special. Body colored outside bits and heated/power/leather inside bits. As someone said earlier, people are stupid, and this isn't likely to improve the overall perception of the Bronco name...
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    Big hood size, engine optimism 🤷‍♂️

    There are several diesel aircraft options- unless you're talking about turbine aircraft that use JetA. I believe the military replaced JP-4 (old formulation, now they use JP-8, more like JetA with some extra additives) with diesel in tests and it ran fine, but destroyed the engines. I think...
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    Big hood size, engine optimism 🤷‍♂️

    I see the problem, I forgot my sarcasm tags...
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