The last Inline Six. The end of an era in Australia.

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The last Inline Six. The end of an era in Australia.

Post #1 by Cool23 » Sat Oct 08, 2016 7:18 pm

On Friday the 7th October 2016 the last Australian built Falcon came off the production line at Ford Broadmeadows. Of interest here is the fact it is an inline six and the last inline six built at the Ford Geelong engine plant. This car will not be sold but will go into a Museum.

The last Territory came off the production line at the same time. Some 600 workers have now finished working for Ford.
Some design and testing work will still be done in this country.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-07/f ... rs/7909836

As of the 7th this ends 91 years of Ford Australia building and assembling vehicles in this country.

On the same day the last Holden Cruze came off the production line in South Australia and 12 months from now Holden (GMH) and Toyota will also cease production and no major manufacturer will build cars in this country.
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Re: The end of an era in Australia.

Post #2 by jamyers » Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:27 pm

Cool23 wrote:... and no major manufacturer will build cars in this country.


That sucks!
James - '62 Ranchero (200cid), '71 LeSabre (464cid)

The ONLY safety device we need is a 6" sharpened steel spike bolted to the center of the steering wheel of EVERY vehicle.
Emergency Rooms and Funeral Homes will be busy for a week or so, then I predict a dramatic drop in vehicle accidents.

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Re: The end of an era in Australia.

Post #3 by Cool23 » Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:21 pm

Take into account all those that worked for Ford then the smaller companies that made components for them as well then take into account that Holden and Toyota will close down this time next year as well and then think about all the workers from GM (Holden) and Toyota that will have to look for another type of job considering Australia will no longer Manufacture cars.

In the long term no one is sure what effect this will have on the Aftermarket Industry etc.
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Re: The last Inline Six. The end of an era in Australia.

Post #4 by Cool23 » Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:49 pm

The last V6 Engine came off the Holden production line last week. It will be some time before that engine is used.
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Re: The last Inline Six. The end of an era in Australia.

Post #5 by Cool23 » Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:54 pm

V8's are great but Six Inlines Just Fine. Cummins Advert.



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