Who will swap for the new 7.3 V8!

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    The White House has declined comment.....:lipssealed:
     
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    Plastic bottle alert. I avoid anything the manufacturer won't put in a glass bottle.
     
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    Spent many a night in Osaka visiting whiskey bars with factory folks. I have many fond memories of the whiskey's I drank there. Or at least I think I do :giggle:
     
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    And you won't. I do accept donations :)
     
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    I don't get all the naysayers tbh, not exactly a new far fetched idea to swap an engine. JDM crowds put crazy swaps in whatever they can dream up. Top Secret Japan put a v12 into a supra. Necessary? of course not. Making out of this world power that can't be had from a 2JZ? nope. Lots of custom fab? you bet.

    My earlier comment was because I read so much on this forum in that mindset- "I'm thinking about getting coil overs"- SHUT UP AND BOOST IT BRO

    Also its a bit early to dismiss it when it hasn't had any real time out on the market. People were dismissing the C8 all day because 'no way it's that fast, its too cheap, its gonna suck' and now that its out people's jaws are dropping.


    You kids these days :facepalm:
     
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    You're not wrong, but what does this have to do with alcohol? Does the v12 Supra run e85?
     
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    My new friend from Costco

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    That Tennessee Honey will disappear fast
     
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    The idea of a swap has to be tempered by the weight of the pocketbook and the intent. A total custom engine build for a DD? A custom build for the drag strip? The cost has to be weighed against the cost of development/purchase from existing parts/suppliers. I have seen a Ford pickup with a heart transplant--the Ford 302 was swapped for an Isuzu commercial truck inline 6-cylinder. Why? Because. </shrug>

    But if uniqueness outweighs materials and labor, why build a 7.3?

    Ford built a CanAm competition engine off the Boss 429 that was an aluminum block 494-CI. If I remember right, Fast Eddie Schartmann used one of those blocks as a match racer; replacing the heads and hand fabricating the intake manifold. I think it was stroked to 516-CI and generated 920-HP. Or go the other way--be unique and use a Mountune 2.0L turbo based on the global rally car powerplants. That 2L cranked 600-HP tuned to class specs. I understand that the developers claimed they could get over 800-hp from the I-4. That would give the Ecoboost Mustang a little more hustle! Even with the weight of the plumbing for the turbo, I doubt it would weigh more than an iron block 7.3.

    PS--I think the C8 is a step forward in performance. However, it is a step back in style. Just my opinion, I think the C7 is a better looking vehicle. (Confession: my favorite Corvette is the '63 split window.)
     
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    And now back to the topic of this thread.

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    That looks damn good.
    I know that's damn good.
    Next time I'm there, I'll get a pic of the megastore I have near me.
     
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    563 engine dyno HP. The VooDoo makes 526hp measured on the far more restrictive dyno with all accessories and emission equipment attached. To put this in further perspective, my built 415ci SBC made 553hp on an engine dyno, the same type of dyno the 7.3 made 563hp. On a dynojet, that same engine made 417 rwhp. The 7.3 doesn’t impress.
     
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    I feel ya on that one. I was in Japan in October and had a bunch of different whiskeys in Isehara. Found this the other day and had to buy a few bottles. Solid investment.
     
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