TD FG Falcon Introduction 11-05-2008 A
Test Drive on Channel 9 did a full episode expose on the new FG Falcon
range. While the program's not a very good one, and with the sort of budget
and presenters used it's easy to see why, but the new Falcon's every bit as
good as the VE Commodore, which is an absolutely brilliant development
itself. So, as is the VE, the FG is a testament to the capability of
Aussies, but it is a shame that most of the high-level people doing the
planning and designing aren't Aussie and therefore have no flamin' idea
what it means to be a fair-dinkum Aussie, or they'd have built the FG to
last longer; since the average Oz car is around 14 years old and it's
mostly foreign built cars that die early and a new one's needed to be
bought, or the average age might be more like 20 years. Perhaps Ford
Australia's hoping the car's will die early and new ones will be bought so
their flagging sales can be increased. Either way, it is a lovely looking,
riding and driving car; it just won't cut the mustard in Australia outside
of the city. Don't believe me? Check out the early Falcon and Kingswood tv
ads and you'll see that they were often done on dirt roads and open
paddocks - compare that to the current ads and they're all done on the
black-top. They've proven my point for me.
TD FG Falcon Introduction 11-05-2008 B
this is the second section of this show. Peter Hackett, with the assistance
of Craig Lowndes, gets stuck into the proper business end of car testing...
what's it all like on a track? Yep, this beast duz just wot it's
'sposed'ta. This all shows that the new FG Falcon range is an excellent
competitor to the grunty VE Commodore range. Oh, I love a good grudge
FPV F6 with BTA Stage 3 Performance Upgrade: 381kW at the wheels.
Here is a perfect example of our Stage 3 Performance Upgrade. This FPV FG
came in stock standard and was fitted with a BTA spec stainless steel Exhaust system, bigger injectors, CNC
surge tank, Bosch fuel pump and new Intercooler piping. After the custom
BTA Dyno tune the car
picked up 135kW at the wheels!
The beauty of this package is that despite the extra power, it keeps the
car driveable and reliable. Best of both worlds we reckon!
Risey - Memories Of Thailand (Beat Doctor's 'stuck in Britain' remix)
JMD v Kube - Interference Psychadelik Pedestrian remix
SS Inductions XR6 Turbo Growler Cold Air Induction Install Assist
Follow Shane at SS Inductions as he installs the newly designed BA - BF
Growler now with larger air intake holes and filter (Based on FG Growler).
These instructions provide you with everything you need to know on how to
install a growler to your Ford BA - BF vehicle.
Visit www.ssinductions.com.au to order your Growler now!
TD FG Falcon Introduction 11-05-2008 E2
This is a very good segment. While we watch the reporter waffle on about
the car's foreign styling and other crap, we can see how well designed the
car is for passengers and driver alike. Driver seat position and visibility
are among the top five things of importance on a car. It's always easy to
build a car for short people or for tall people, but for both; that's a
little hard. And sure, there are problems not mentioned here, such as the
gear shift position with manuals, but generally speaking, the FG's as good
as the VE for ergonomics. Also, who wouldn't want to drive around in such a
piece of art?
BTA Motorsports 1000hp 'Monster' Ford F6 turbo
Just how far can you push the tried and proven Ford straight six? This is
what we try to find out with our project "Monster" F6.
The goal? A 1000hp engine in a street package. The result? 1300hp+ from the
engine with 992.8hp at the rear wheels.
For more info, check out the Project F6 build blog:
Part 1 - http://www.btamotorsports.com.au/index.php/project-xr6-1000/
Part 2 -
Part 3 -
Girl Talk - Can't Stop
Wake - Steppin
Go-qualia - Bate MIDI 4 Too A Buried Motif