Who will swap for the new 7.3 V8!

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    #1 Fatguy, Mar 9, 2019
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    The more I look at this engine the more I love it! Hell the thing even has spark plug wires! It actually looks like an engine!


    This swap actually makes sense as I probably bought the cheapest Mustang out there. No mods except the jacking rails - heck I even still have the frumpy 17” wheels. So the swap from V6 to 7.3 makes sense as that is how the Shelby’s did it.


    So who is of like mind? The iron block is a non-issue to me as the V6 is my first aluminum block so iron is the way God intended it in my mind. Straight line and only straight line.


    But the decision is not in a vacuum. I met a guy near me who has made a GT500 supercharger kit for the 3.7 V6 they will soon sell. They have my number and I think he needs a S550 test mule so even more options (yes that is my voice in the video , and yes I’m not exactly Barry White):









    He also makes a stroker block but it would be the supercharger for me:







    But I am tending to the new V8. And how difficult would it be to swap it to the old six speed auto instead of the A10?


    So how do you guys feel about this? The guys at my work figured I had this planned from the get go but I am open to all options!


    What do you guys think and are you going to look into the 7.3 swap?
     
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    No, not for me. But when Ford makes an aluminum block version with heads and internals designed to make more power, then I would want it.
     
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    I don’t think old engines look any cooler than new engines, the fact it’s under a hood I wouldn’t care if it had zero looks.

    Aesthetics aside, power or don’t do an upgrade
     
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    #4 Fatguy, Mar 9, 2019
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    No aluminum block but that’s a plus for me. Everything else can be upgraded in the aftermarket including Ford Performance later.


    In my opinion this is the engine every old fart secretly wants. The ability to peel out of a parking space without reving the engine. Power and torque down low where you always use it! This will be a winning engine for Ford! Your last chance to own a big block before it all goes to shit in the automotive world... :frown:
     
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    #5 Fatguy, Mar 9, 2019
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    Oh - and guys, by “peel out” I mean a real peel out and not some high rev sissy shit stuff...



     
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    If you have enough money anything can be done
     
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    Maybe like ten grand.....

    The horror, the horror...
     
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    Big ain't always better
     
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    No replacement for displacement but sometimes...…………….
     
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    These new engines are something eles, even the monster hemi is aluminum.
     
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    What exactly is $10k going to get you?
     
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    Point of no return
     
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    A much slower car than a Coyote swap.
     
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    That beautiful 2 valve pushrod motor! They designed this engine not knowing what they would come up with and the result was a 2 valve pushrod iron block V8.


    Many of you especially, especially the younger ones think you know it all but the old engines still have a place. This motor is the real deal. Massive torque real low where you use it 99% of the time. The old design is back because it’s still relevant.


    Who would have thought...
     
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    Ha ha... To each their own. Old fashioned big blocks are what they are and I want one!
     
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    I suppose stopped qualifies as slower.....because $10k will not result in a drivable car.
     
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    Whaaaa? You think that’s how it works?

    Seriously, though, $10k might get you the long block and a set of custom headers. I’m thinking more like $20k....if you do the work yourself. Double that if you’re paying someone.
     
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    A swap with all the electronics is a perfectly drivable car. That is the point. Anyone who changes the heads (for example) on this beast should not buy it...
     
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    Get a diesel truck. You can buy them with 2050 ft-lbs.
     
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    That’s is exactly how this engine came to be! Read up on it... :cwl:
     
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