Furiosa comic falls flat

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Re: Furiosa comic falls flat

Postby DetritusMaximus » Sat Jul 11, 2015 9:25 pm

Do we need to even mention that the original BoB did not have a Boss 351? It had dual overhead cams and Phase 4 heads....
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Re: Furiosa comic falls flat

Postby flightsuit » Sun Jul 12, 2015 1:22 am

DetritusMaximus wrote:Do we need to even mention that the original BoB did not have a Boss 351? It had dual overhead cams and Phase 4 heads....



Hah, hah, hah, I didn't even think of that!
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Re: Furiosa comic falls flat

Postby Turbofurball » Sun Jul 12, 2015 1:26 am

DetritusMaximus wrote:Do we need to even mention that the original BoB did not have a Boss 351? It had dual overhead cams and Phase 4 heads....

I wonder if the authors just kinda pulled that out of thin air?

It would have been kinda cool/geeky if they'd said there weren't any other DOHC engines but het managed to find a 427 side-oiler or something.
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Re: Furiosa comic falls flat

Postby Taipan » Sun Jul 12, 2015 3:40 am

Turbofurball wrote:
DetritusMaximus wrote:Do we need to even mention that the original BoB did not have a Boss 351? It had dual overhead cams and Phase 4 heads....

I wonder if the authors just kinda pulled that out of thin air?


Waaay back in the day there were rumors circulating that the Interceptor wasn't an XB Falcon, but a Torino or even Boss 351 Mustang. I'm sure older members of this forum remember all the different theories regarding the Last V8 and what it was/wasn't. I like to think that 351 engine in the comic book is a subtle reference to that.
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Re: Furiosa comic falls flat

Postby DetritusMaximus » Sun Jul 12, 2015 1:27 pm

Okay, here's the thing....about 'waayyy' back. I could tell it was a Ford, but watching it on vhs with it's distorted aspect ratio (it just never looked quite right) it 'could' have been a 72/73 Torino Sportsroof (more likely same year Montego GT), but since all the car in the first two movies looked odd to US viewers even overlooking the modifications and customizing it fit with the idea of some 'other' place , an alternate Earth, where car styling went a different route. Think of it this way, from our perspective the red/white Monaro in RW might very well have been built in the factory with that front end. Same for the Landau at the beginning, that bumper 'might' have been original to the car but the grille and much of the rest long since altered (even the Fairlane that has the Buick style frontend that catches a Molotov in RW).

This way of viewing those movies puts the entire setting in a diferent light. Until the shots of Sydney in Thunderdome (Mundi Mundi aside, we didn't know where that was....that's like geography or something), the series could have been set in a completely different version of our world with it's own 'timeline'. It had the feel of it's not supposed to be our timeline, maybe not even the history we know. In fact, if you take the montage at the beginning of RW and use the style as a frame of reference, then the entire story of the fall of civilization looks like it started in the late fifties/early 60's. By that reckoning, 25 years of slow decay and collapse would put MM at around '85-ish, just about right for Max's age and the state of MFP headquarters.

So, with all this, the idea of a dual overhead cam Ford V8 production engine being available in the early 80's is not out of the question. Nor is the idea of it being the latest, greatest version of a Boss 351 in a world where they didn't stop making them.

I always have a problem with things that are nearly 'unobtainable' in the current world being found ready to go in a destroyed world. It does feel like pandering to geeks or car nerds. it's like the movie Highwaymen, where the hero is chasing down the bad guy using a 1 of 50 Hemi Cuda that is worth a small fortune and extremely wrong for his purposes, but somebody had a fetish for it when writing/making the movie.
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Re: Furiosa comic falls flat

Postby DetritusMaximus » Sun Jul 12, 2015 6:39 pm

Oops, forgot to include that the comic drawing of the 'Boss 351' does not look like a Boss 351. The valve covers look more like something on a Boss 429/428 SOHC/Chrysler Hemi.
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