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Posted 20 July 2021 - 04:15 PM

What Six Cylinder Australian made Motor was the Best ?



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Posted 20 July 2021 - 04:22 PM

As a kid, I remember looking for the raised bonnet on the TC Cortina and not picking a fight. I had a LJ 186 four speed at the time ??



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Posted 20 July 2021 - 04:34 PM

Red 138 for sure.



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Posted 20 July 2021 - 04:53 PM

Red 138 for sure.

Yeah for concrete truck agitator  :)



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Posted 20 July 2021 - 05:16 PM

Late Ford 6 and Hemi 6 from the 70’s. Nothing else compares!

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Posted 20 July 2021 - 06:22 PM

Late Ford 6 and Hemi 6 from the 70’s. Nothing else compares!

+1

Very hard to beat the Barra for what you get.

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Posted 20 July 2021 - 06:31 PM

Did ford ever race a six at Bathurst 70s-2021 ? Did a six Hemi with at Bathurst ?



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Posted 20 July 2021 - 07:09 PM

I knew a few blokes who were lucky to get to six, most were two pot screamers......

 

If we are sticking to the era suggested it was always the hemis.

 

And the Harry Kojima cars.



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Posted 20 July 2021 - 07:14 PM

Lets see which 6 cylinder engine won Bathurst 

Oh thats right that little 202 screamer 

Show me others that did 

Bingo you cant  :3gears:



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Posted 20 July 2021 - 08:29 PM

Nissan Skyline. Changed the formula!
If Ford or GMH had that Hemi engine they would have been far more successful than Chrysler were with it. There simply wasn’t enough backing and support.

Did ford ever race a six at Bathurst 70s-2021 ? Did a six Hemi with at Bathurst ?


No but they won far more 500 mile races with 4cyl engines than GMH ever did with a 6!

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Posted 20 July 2021 - 08:37 PM

As I recall it..
XU1s were the go,
until a 6 Pack Charger turned up.
250 c.i. Cortinas were not quite there.
265 Centuras were fast-ish, but rare.

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Posted 20 July 2021 - 08:51 PM

265 Centura isn’t a fair comparison though as that is modified, like a 350 in an LH or a 308 in an LJ!

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Posted 20 July 2021 - 09:14 PM

Another few 500 mile 6cyl “winners”

GMH -1960 Vauxhall Cresta
Mercedes - 1961 220SE
Ford - 1962 XL Falcon

GMH came close in 1963 with the overall 2nd car was an EH.

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Posted 20 July 2021 - 09:17 PM

Not the 70s though 



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Posted 20 July 2021 - 09:26 PM

True.

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Posted 20 July 2021 - 09:27 PM

Prob more races were won by a red 6 in a Torana between 1969 and 1973 in any form of racing in Australia 

 And still going around today 



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Posted 20 July 2021 - 09:49 PM

You could say the same about a Holden V8 between 1974 and the mid 90’s and later in lower classes.

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Posted 20 July 2021 - 09:55 PM

True 



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Posted 20 July 2021 - 10:46 PM

The S20 engine in the first Nissan GT-R was a ripper engine. 2.0 Ltd 6 cyl DOHC Cross flow. Was also fitted to Prince R380 sports car.



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Posted 20 July 2021 - 11:43 PM

160 horses from a 2.0 Ltr means it’s no slouch in a road car. Nearly 190 in race trim. 






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