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Re: SVO - svo Digest - V01 #70

At 09:03 AM 12/19/97 -0600, rumoving@bellsouth.net wrote:
>Julie O'Conner wrote:
>> You guys...i was cc'ing my 5.0 litre mustang engine last night, and I
>> think ford has been lying to us about the displacement for all these
>> years....i've measured it 5 times and calculated the bore/stroke cid and
>> done the conversions from cid to cc and I keep getting 4940something
>> cc's...can you believe that they have been lying about the number for
>> all this time....this is almost as bad as saying a cam has .010 less
>> lift than it really has.
>> hmmmmm....donchya all think we can let this go?
>NO, that's actually the truth. It's a 4.9 liter engine. Ford's engineers
>called it the 'five point oh' cause it sounded 'cool'. A marketing
>scheme, no doubt.

        That and the fact that the 300 inline six is considered a 4.9, it
would have confused everyone.