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Re: Honest Engines

Post by tankinbeans » Thu May 16, 2019 2:41 pm

If it's North/South would that mean there's a tiny prop shaft and a pumpkin up front? Trying to wrap my brain around how that would work.
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Re: Honest Engines

Post by Rope-Pusher » Fri May 17, 2019 12:03 am

tankinbeans wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 2:41 pm
If it's North/South would that mean there's a tiny prop shaft and a pumpkin up front? Trying to wrap my brain around how that would work.
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Be careful when you wrap your brain around it - there are sharp edges where they made the cut-away.

So the North=South FWD Powertrain has accessory drive toward the front of the engine compartment and the power output to the transmission at the back. It looks a lot like a RWD slushbox up to the point that power is transferred by a chain to a side shaft that feeds power to a differential with one of the driveshafts passing through the transmission bellhousing to power the left-front wheel. This trans was referred to as the A606. For the Plymouth/Chrysler Prowler, the A606 was mounted in the rear of the vehicle and fed power from the front-mounted engine via a long driveshaft running at engine speed.

Oldsmobile did something like the A606 with their North-South FWD Toronado back in 1966, but their differential was a separate entity, not integrated with the transmission case.
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Re: Honest Engines

Post by Rope-Pusher » Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:36 pm

The older the Durango gets, the more spry it becomes.
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"Dodge likes to think of the Durango as a three-row Charger, and the brand has given the aging SUV a new lease on life in recent years by touting its performance cred alongside the freewheeling cars. "

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Re: Honest Engines

Post by watkins » Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:59 pm

The SRT bumper on the Durango really is awesome. We rarely order even a base model without the appearance package because of how popular it is.

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Re: Honest Engines

Post by Rope-Pusher » Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:32 pm

watkins wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:59 pm
The SRT bumper on the Durango really is awesome. We rarely order even a base model without the appearance package because of how popular it is.
DURANGO SALES MIX
"The Dodge Durango, which has been advertised alongside the Challenger and Charger in performance-driven campaigns since 2015, is on pace for its best sales year since 2005. Here's a look its sales mix in the first half of 2019:
Trim Starting price Mix
SXT $31,940 26%
GT $38,990 37%
Citadel $44,740 6%
R/T $45,740 29%
SRT $64,740 2%
Source: FCA US"

(They ain't giving them away, but then again mebbe noblolly pays MSRP.)
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Re: Honest Engines

Post by IMBoring25 » Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:31 pm

Rope-Pusher wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:36 pm
The older the Durango gets, the more spry it becomes.
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"Dodge likes to think of the Durango as a three-row Charger, and the brand has given the aging SUV a new lease on life in recent years by touting its performance cred alongside the freewheeling cars. "

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Re: Honest Engines

Post by tankinbeans » Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:40 pm

It's a cyclops nipple.
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Re: Honest Engines

Post by Rope-Pusher » Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:07 pm

tankinbeans wrote:
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It's a cyclops nipple.
The competition just sees the back bumper anyway.
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Re: Honest Engines

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Fix or Refuel Daily: New 2020 Super Duty 7.3-liter V-8 to produce 430 hp, 475 lb-ft of torque
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Re: Honest Engines

Post by tankinbeans » Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:37 pm

Are those power numbers considered good for a displacement that large, in that application? Seems low.

Then again wasn't the Laxative 500 a 7.3 making 145 horsepressures during the emissions choked dark ages?
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Re: Honest Engines

Post by Rope-Pusher » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:51 pm

tankinbeans wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:37 pm
Are those power numbers considered good for a displacement that large, in that application? Seems low.

Then again wasn't the Laxative 500 a 7.3 making 145 horsepressures during the emissions choked dark ages?
Yeah, the specific HP and Torque per liter mebbe aren't highest in class, but the raw numbers are high. I wonder if it has any negative factors... is it heavy, or does it have more internal friction. If not rilly, then mebbe it is operating at lower stress levels and will have improved durability and not suck gas.
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Re: Honest Engines

Post by watkins » Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:46 am

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Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:51 pm
mebbe it is operating at lower stress levels and will have improved durability and not suck gas.
This, per Ferd

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Re: Honest Engines

Post by Rope-Pusher » Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:45 pm

Link for specs on Ford MuscleStang Shelby GT500

Lots of details resplained.

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Re: Honest Engines

Post by Rope-Pusher » Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:09 pm

...But for a mere $59,995.00,......You cudda had a C8!
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Re: Honest Engines

Post by ClutchFork » Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:52 am

Rope-Pusher wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:45 pm
Link for specs on Ford MuscleStang Shelby GT500

Lots of details resplained.

https://s3-prod.autoweek.com/2019-08/20 ... book_0.pdf
I looked through the linked brochure and can't find the option for manual transmission. I figured the Mustang died when they put the modular engine in it and then it turned into a sports car, a Mustang only in name, but this, putting out a performance model without a manual transmission is the final nail in the coffin. In my book, if it doesn't have the pushrod 5.0 from the days of yore, it is not a real Mustang.
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