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    New Ford Engine to debut at Talladega: After months of anticipation, Ford Racing announced that the FR9 engine will make its debut under the hood of Matt Kenseth's #17 DeWalt Ford Fusion and David Ragan's #6 UPS Ford Fusion in next week's Amp Energy 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. "I'm very excited about the debut of the FR9," said Brian Wolfe, director, Ford North America Motorsports. "All of us are anxious to see it in competition for the first time. Those of us who have been involved in this project agree that one of the biggest hurdles we've faced in making this transition to the FR9 this year has been the fact the current Ford engine is still so competitive, along with the economics of obsoleting the inventory of the current engine and parts. This has been a tough year for us and our teams on the track, especially since we had such a strong 2008, and the priority for everyone this year has been solving the on-track performance, which has slowed down the rollout of the FR9."
    Code-named FR9, this new piece is the first purpose-built NASCAR racing engine to ever come out of Ford Motor Company. Its design has been spearheaded and developed by famed engine builder Doug Yates and Ford Racing engineer David Simon. "This puts us on a level playing field with the rest of the competition and it's something we're excited about working on," said Yates, who has been involved with the project since it began three years ago. "Right out of the box the engine is really impressive power-wise. We feel like it's going to give us some advantages aerodynamically where, perhaps, we can tape the cars up more and run the engines hotter. The oiling system is designed for a racing engine and, to this day, the current engine has done a great job for many years, but we've got to remember when I started 20 years ago the block was already in existence. So a lot of things have changed," continued Yates. "The demands have changed. The RPM and the power levels have changed tremendously, and to have an opportunity to have something new and move forward makes this an exciting time to be part of Ford."
    Some of those crucial decisions included an all-new platform for FR9 with no carry over components or dimensions from the current production-based 351 engine. Elements such as the induction exhaust, valvetrain, cooling, lubrication and sealing systems have all been improved for greater efficiency and performance. While the restricted version of the engine will debut next week, it has yet to be determined when FR9 will hit the track at an unrestricted venue.

    I know allot of you could care less about Nascar racing but I thought this may be of interest to all the Ford enthusiest here.........

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    So whats GM got to answer to this? are they gonna run the LS 7 now?
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    Always good to see new things , Keep everyone on its toes

    I think the mustang well be running next year in the busch cars
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    Quote Originally Posted by sleekcrafter View Post
    So whats GM got to answer to this? are they gonna run the LS 7 now?
    No, just ta couple of small updates for the RO7!!

    We got a little more in store for them, but it will have to wait until next year. We are switched into the "conservative" mode until the Chase is over!

    Pretty exciting times for Ford though, with this new engine and the new Pro-Stock piece!

    Reverse engineering at it's finest!!

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    WELL THEY NEED SOMETHING AFTER ALL CHEVY IS GOING FOR THERE 4TH CHAMPIONSHIP IN A ROW.....BUT THATS REALLY NOTHING ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warp Speed View Post
    Reverse engineering at it's finest!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warp Speed View Post

    Reverse engineering at it's finest!!
    Kinda like there Top fuel program . How they can call that engine a Ford is beyound me lol
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    Thanks for the info. I`ll keep an eye on these cars from just out of turn 4, top row. I saw #6 go around Tony Stewart right in front of me at Talladega but they took the win from him. Just a week from today. Can`t wait. I`m pulling for anything but a JAP car but mostly for #5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Till View Post
    I`m pulling for anything but a JAP car.

    It's no secret that I am a Chevy guy to the bone, but I couldn't agree more!!!!

    I guess I'm just an old school!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warp Speed View Post
    It's no secret that I am a Chevy guy to the bone, but I couldn't agree more!!!!

    I guess I'm just an old school!!!
    I think you're just old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warp Speed View Post

    I guess I'm just an old school!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by steelcomp View Post
    I think you're just old.
    Thank You. You see, I would like to have said that, but then I really am in no position.



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    FR9? I think they are going to need more than a couple of letters, a number and some rearranged cast iron to stop the onslaught



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    Mopar has an all new motor too
    HotRod mag had a piece on each of the new power plants last month

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    So what determines what is legal to run in NASCAR? How do they even determine a Chevy motor from a Ford? This is obviously not a motor that Ford will ever put in a car. Do just some of the parts have to be built by Ford?

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