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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-19-2019, 03:09 PM Thread Starter
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New Ford 7.3L pushrod engine



Interesting...wonder what the actual size on the engine is? 430HP and 475 ft/lb...get a real intake manifold, and re-tune with a less truck-like cam and I am sure you are looking at 500HP and 450ft/lb
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And just imagine when somebody puts a supercharger or a couple of turbos on it.

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And just imagine when somebody puts a supercharger or a couple of turbos on it.
lol, I wasnt even thinking that...I was thinking more of a Ford alternative to a LS swap(well, aside from the iron block anyway...but iron block 4 bolt mains is good for strength). A a 500HP 445 Cubic Inch Ford engine that might possibly fit between the shock towers of early mustangs? A big block in a small block package...all speculation without actual dimensions...but it doesnt look much bigger than a typical SBF

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lol, I wasnt even thinking that...I was thinking more of a Ford alternative to a LS swap(well, aside from the iron block anyway...but iron block 4 bolt mains is good for strength). A a 500HP 445 Cubic Inch Ford engine that might possibly fit between the shock towers of early mustangs? A big block in a small block package...all speculation without actual dimensions...but it doesnt look much bigger than a typical SBF
lol....Yeah, my first thought was "Screw your LS swap!" .

I am kinda' thinking Ford needs to slap a blower on one and announce the return of the Lightning, this time with Thor's hammer behind it.
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lol....Yeah, my first thought was "Screw your LS swap!" .

I am kinda' thinking Ford needs to slap a blower on one and announce the return of the Lightning, this time with Thor's hammer behind it.
Yeah, and call it "The Hammer"
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Somewhere in a Ford basement there is a guy with one of these things on an engine stand that has done some crazy $h!+ to it and he plans to push it onto an elevator, take it upstairs and convince somebody to kill El Diablo with it.

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It makes 400+ TQ from 1500 rpm to redline and peak HP at 5500 rpm stock. Sounds to me like a VERY fun street engine in a car. Remember the TQ/HP are modern net HP/TQ and not the oldschool gross numbers or engine dyno numbers. The 7.3 are lighter, gets better MPG and make (even in stock truck setup) more power than the vintage HP big blocks did. Whats not to like?
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Its just a shame its going to be a relatively low-volume production engine for more industrial applications....but the advantage of that is that the computer system is going to be much simpler and more swap friendly that something with 20 can-bus modules like newer passenger cars
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Only took them nearly twenty five years to figure out an overly complex overhead cam engine maybe wasn't such a great idea in an HD truck. Can't wait to see this engine once it actually starts hitting the dealer's lots, it might actually convince me to buy a Ford truck in the future.
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Monster potential there given what I have read.
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I think I'll be dead before a significant number of those show up in boneyards. Good for the motorhome industry though! It's just a replacement for the V-10 for those who won't spring for the diesel. It's a smart move by Ford to finally start realizing that an over head cam engine is generally not necessary for truck use. I'd buy a Expedition if they put the 7.3 gas motor in it instead of the V6.
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It looks initially like it will come with a fairly tall profile, more suitable for a pickup truck. Probably will have to wait for the aftermarket to catch up and offer a lower profile injection/manifold package and oiling system. At that point it could be more easily utilized in a car.

I am thinking more suitable for a full sized ford like a Grand Torino etc.


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It looks initially like it will come with a fairly tall profile, more suitable for a pickup truck. ..
Quote from a Road and Track article about the 7.3: "And if you're wondering if it'll fit in a Mustang, Beltramo told us it's actually shorter in height and narrower than a Coyote V-8, but quite a bit longer thanks to much increased bore centers."
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Interesting. No doubt it will be available as a crate engine for service replacement. I expect it will be used in a whole lotta U-Haul and furniture delivery trucks. If we could find out what happens to those when they get totaled, that might be a good source for a used example. (A lot of U-Haul trucks likely get totaled by renters who never drove a truck before.) Of course, any U-Haul truck engine with any miles on it would likely require a complete rebuild. I'm not sure U-Haul ever changes the oil in their trucks

There's a whole lotta room between the water pump and radiator under the hood of my '70 Mustang. I'd be surprised if that engine wouldn't fit with electric cooling fans. You could pick up a 69/70 coupe pretty cheap, drop in a 7.3 and have a really cool street terror and weekend track warrior.
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