Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act

Fran Hall RCR

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I just got off the phone with the Brandon at Fordpowerproucts the link you posted Rick...absolutely NO WAY do they have any street approved engines. Their agreement with Ford is for power units only...not even offroad vehicular ones...just power units for generators etc ....YRMV
 

Jeff Young

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Whie maybe a small step forward, it seems a step forward nonetheless.

There are a few folks out there making/selling things that the LS motor could go in -- FFR comes to mind right off the bat.
 

Larry L.

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There should have been a provision in the legislation allowing the construction of e-x-a-c-t replicas - engines and all. It's a darned shame there wasn't.

Given the number of miles driven, the average city transit bus pukes more crud into the air in a month than an entire year's production of "exact replicas" would in their lifetime.

Think about the logic(?!) for a second. A company like, say, Superformance, can build an entire completed car minus its engine and transaxle...ship it to a customer who then installs ANY engine and tranny he wants - and that's fine. But, Superformance itself can NOT install the very same engine & tranny for that customer and ship it to him! What's the 'bottom line' difference once the ignition key is turned???

'Too darned 'deep' for me...
 
Its funny we here are focused on high performance cars.

The reality is most plastic rods will comply with the rule, and they are mostly Gm powered anyway. That will be the volume part of this buisness.

Might be fun to see excalibur back in production again.

I am guessing all those new build 60s mustang and camaro bodies will be good to go.

And Morgan can probbaly start shipping over ford v6 powered roadsters right away. No airbags, no crappy bumpers, no crappy dash, no big windsheild.
 

Rick Muck- Mark IV

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I just got off the phone with the Brandon at Fordpowerproucts the link you posted Rick...absolutely NO WAY do they have any street approved engines. Their agreement with Ford is for power units only...not even offroad vehicular ones...just power units for generators etc ....YRMV
Fran,

Look a little father and find the email link listed as "Ford Motor Company" and inquire. The distributors do not have certified powertrains however Ford does supply them via a distributor for small quantities and FPP does it direct for large quantities. I will post a contact.
 
Spoke with Morgan. They are going to be offerign ford 4cyl and v6 powered cars in 2017, so I guess someone at ford is going to be selling them epa mtors that fit the bill. Aparently the DOT has 12 months to implement the rule so cars wont roll till 2017..
 
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