Who will swap for the new 7.3 V8!

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    And while we are here:


    Toronto Raptors are the NBA Champions!





     
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    I was hoping the mother#@*%ing thread was dead. This thread must be some kinda zombie :surprised:
     
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    More like a frickin' White Walker since it eminated from the Great White North.
     
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    Alright fatguy……..Stranglers.
     
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    Alright!


    Now here is one for you (won’t see anything like this in North America... :cwl:):








    For a second I thought you were endorsing the 7.3 swap, but whatever. There may be a “hot” version of the 7.3 for the Raptor. A Raptor with the Godzilla engine. And the Raptors won the NBA.



    So it must be true...
     
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    Ok here we go...


    The 7.3 F150 pairing was talked about in February but quietly. But even in June (June 9) the 7.3 is still in there along with the Shelby for the Raptor.


    https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.hotcars.com/report-new-ford-raptor-v8-enigne/amp/


    Personally the Shelby engine in that truck is just plain stupid. Put in a big o’l Massive pushrod V8. The fact Ford is staying “mum” on the specs would suggest something is in the works...


    But the rumours are for real, even in this late stage of the game!
     
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    #2977 Fatguy, Jun 17, 2019
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    Did a google search and more on the 7.3 in a high zoot version of the Raptor, all within the last few days:

    https://www.google.ca/amp/fordauthority.com/2019/06/ford-f-150-raptor-will-get-a-v8-exclusive/amp/


    https://gearpatrol.com/2019/06/10/ford-f150-raptor-could-get-gt500-mustang-v8-power/


    https://leftlanenews.com/ford/ford-f-150-raptor-to-get-back-v8/


    https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.foxnews.com/auto/ford-may-turn-the-f-150-raptor-into-a-predator.amp









    The takeaway first is that the 7.3 will make more power than the current 3.5 Ecoboost in the Raptor which I believe is 450 horsepower. Probably make more than the Coyote and turn out that 484ish horsepower speculation at least. This flies in the face of those like engineermike who said horsepower would be closer to 400, so it would appear that his speculation may be a bit off.


    Basically a 500 horsepower 7.3 in the Mustang with 560 pound feet of torque starts to make sense for the swap. Even if Ford continues to go with the Voodo engine, at least we know the new 7.3 motor has some serious ponies in there!


    My take on which motor? The Shelby motor was the designated engine back in March. Nobody was really thinking the Godzilla would make it in there after that. But now at this late date the rumor of the 7.3 is out there and Ford has not denied that possibility so far. If there was nothing to it Fox News would not run that rumour...


    It is a shame Eric427 has left the building as after all the flack we had to take defending this engine, that may finally be substantiated and he isn’t here to enjoy it. I don’t expect the others to show up for some “humble pie” but he at least deserves this moment.




    Oh well...
     
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    In the video link you posted, the guy makes no comments what so ever about the 7.3 potentially having more power than the 3.5EB. His entire video is about the fact that the raptor should/might/rumors that it will go back to a V-8 because it the 3.5 doesn't sound good. He literally says there is also a rumor that the 7.3 could come down from the F-250 because it might fit...he then goes back to talking about they should offer 2 engines in the raptor the 5.2 and the 3.5.

    And for what it's worth IMO a 5.2 Predator in the Raptor to me sounds like a terrible idea. I know most people with raptors don't use them to tow and haul stuff, but they still can. I would have to think that the 5.2 would be a terrible option for a truck, especially an off road one. Now if they were making a new Lightning, that's a little different
     
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    I just posted that video because this is the crowd Ford is playing to.


    The reality of decision making is more complicated. If the 7.3 makes it into the Raptor that means Ford is killing off the Coyote. They herald the migration of the 7.3 into the F150 with a performance version of the 7.3 and a year later offer standard fare 7.3 or a short stroke version of that block to the regular line. Ford does not have the money to run two V8 engine plants and me thinks the Coyote is not long for this earth.


    Anyway, that 7.3 isn’t making less than the 3.5 Ecoboost, that’s for sure!
     
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    LOL......I'm always lurking in the shadows.
    The Coyote is at the end of it's rope......
     
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    #2982 Maggneto, Jun 17, 2019
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    For the 7,300.00 time, that iron block Motor home engine IS NOT A PERFORMANCE oriented engine. It is built for heavy duty truck applications to tow shit, and has no place in a performance vehicle like the Mustang or Raptor. Ford isn't going to invest money into an engine because a couple of knuckleheads want to peel "oot" and go drag racing against F250's. Ford will probably use the 5.0 or 5.2 PERFORMANCE engines that already exist.

    This is a Mustang forum, not a Raptor, F250, or stupid engine swap forum. So why don't you F250 dreamers make like horse shit and hit the dusty trail. The stupid engine swap forum is that way ---->. slap.gif
     
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    https://performanceparts.ford.com/part/M-6007-Z460FFT

    You want a cast iron big bore big stroke aluminum head pushrod V8?

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    I mean... Canada isn't any good at Hockey. I guess they can have basketball.
     
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    So when a alloy version is made.......then what?

    Honestly, the Mod Motor platform is proving to be very unreliable......
    As we speak, the 7.3 team is vying for a place in the F-150.
    If that happens? You can say bye bye to the Coyote......
    Remember, the F-150 is what carries the Coyote.
    Without the truck, there would not be one in the Stang.

    So yea, a smaller displacement version of the Godzilla platform
    could find it's way into the half ton truck.
    This would leave either the 3.5TT as a possible option or they
    utilize the Godzilla platform in one form or the other.

    Or we end up with a hybrid four banger/electric.......
     
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