What other engines were built in that plant, other than the Cleveland?
faster cars, younger women, older whiskey, more money.
67 cougar street rod
68 427 GTE Nordic blue
69 428 S.C.J. Eliminator comp. orange white int.
70 Boss 302 Eliminator. Comp. Gold
302, 4.9L (300-I6), 351M/400, and a bunch of newer stuff like the 3.0 Duratech V-6,...
AlphaCat - '73 XR-7 hardtop, 351C-4V automatic - modified for street/strip
Beta Cat - '73 XR-7 hardtop, 351C-4V automatic - stock
PartsCat - '73 XR-7 hardtop, 351C-2V - bought for parts/pattern for reassembling other disassembled Cats
PartsCat2 - '73 standard hardtop, 351C-2V FMX automatic. Another parts cat to be used to 'rebody' BetaCat
70 Mach 1 351C-4V automatic (wife's car!)
66 Comet Caliente 289-2V automatic
96 Crown Vic LX HPP - POS winter beater
89 Crown Vic LX 393 stroker - my new daily driver/sleeper
97 F-250HD XLT ext cab - Tow rig
04 Crown Vic LX Sport - Wife's new daily driver
That's POOPY! Why is Ford shutting down another manufacturing plant?? New construction else where? America can't afford much more of this...
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Looks like there was two Cleveland engine plants and only number 2 is closing. Plant 1 is building EcoBoost engines. http://clevelandhistorical.org/items/show/268
Sad thing, but cool Cougar exposure Bob, nice job.
68 XR7 - Black Cherry
68 XR7 S Code - Madras Blue
02 F150 Supercrew
02 Saturn Economy Stunt Vehicle
Anyone have a copy of today's "The Plain Dealer" newspaper (Cleveland area)?? I would like to obtain a printed copy of the article under discussion.
The I-6 never should have gone away, IMO.....great engine.....had an F150 4x4 with that......somehow managed to torque the u-joints off the rear driveshaft. Dunno how THAT happened.......LMAO.
Wife drives a 2010 Flex with the Ecoboost...... I LOVE that engine. It will put you back in the seat when flooring it at 70MPH. Very quick! And the flex is a heavy fat pig!
'69 Standard Convertible Q-Code Auto
'65 Buick Riviera Gran Sport
'60 Cadillac Fleetwood 75 Limo w/divider glass
'06 Chrysler 300 C SRT8
'70 Buick Electra 225 Convertible
'06 Dodge Ram 2500 Diesel (To Pull them all with!)
'10 Ford Flex Limited EcoBoost
Yeah - that ecoboost is a ton of fun. VERY impressive torque in mid to upper range. I drove a flex when they first came out and passing cars on 2 lanes was not a worry at all - it was a blast. (Even if it is an ugly shoebox). I had that thing stuffed with about 15 computer boxes and a bunch of tools, and my suitcase. A ton of room in it! If I were loooking to own a family truckster - that is a good candidate IMO (the two tone black/silver looks decent)
1969 E-cat warmed-over 351W AOD
1969 XR7 S Code vert in progress
1968 F code XR7 - waiting for re-imbursment from bro-in law :>\
1998 F150 4x4 D.D - 300k on the clock!
2001 F150 4x4 backup for 98 ;>P
2 x 1985 Suzuki Madura 1200's. One done - one in progress
Here is a composite of the three main Cleveland engine plant buildings I used for our Club's calendar. Two weeks before the casting plant became dust. The local story is Ford payed around $15mil for the tear down but should get $19mil for all the scrap.
Boss 302s were also built there. For some reason there was a lot of Boss inline carbs always popping up in the Cleveland area????
Ford does not cast any blocks or parts anymore, outsourced to warmer weather!
67 standard 6.5 Litre with a 250 six
68 standard with 289
68 standard with early 302
68 XR7 with 302
68 XR7 R code
67 Mustang Fastback 390 GTA
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