Who will swap for the new 7.3 V8!

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I read the first page and was going to comment and then saw 239 pages haha. I'm assuming the OP figured what he wants to do by now. V8 swap or gt500 blower





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Exactly. A union rep who probaby misspoke. Not a word from Ford corporate either confirming or denying.
Lol....that's quite telling actually. What I read from this is...they don't want to be caught in a lie...so their answer is "no comment". Sounds like that union rep misspoke alright...and outed a future mustang engine platform. Good think he's a union rep...else he'd be out of a job lol.
 

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Ford wont say anything about the 6.8 for the mustang because folks will stop buying 7.3 crate engines for swaps!!!!
 

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Ford wont say anything about the 6.8 for the mustang because folks will stop buying 7.3 crate engines for swaps!!!!
Folks that want the 7.3 are specifically interested in the CID and iron block. Wolfe has mentioned this platform will land in Ultra Street and will at some point be the go to engine for Ford guys in that class. 440 inch small block limit.
 

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Exactly. A union rep who probaby misspoke. Not a word from Ford corporate either confirming or denying.
Ford officially never comments on future products until they are ready.
 

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No, never. Ford never has said any such thing. They have also said absolutely zero about the 6.8.

This is all social media based rumor and conjecture. I'll believe it when I see a press release from Ford.
I understand what you're saying, but there is talk about the possibility.

This engine was designed with other intentions in mind.
 

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Ford Performance is going all-in on the 7.3 and developing a lot of items for it. I can't imagine Ford making a 6.8 for the Mustang which will probably have an aluminum block and be more conducive for performance presumably since it would be going into the Mustang and designed somewhat for performance. Also, it seems like dealers have said that this isn't a thing that will be going into a Mustang which can have some semblance of credibility considering they are given information beforehand during these large dealer meetings & conferences.

 

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Ford Performance is going all-in on the 7.3 and developing a lot of items for it. I can't imagine Ford making a 6.8 for the Mustang which will probably have an aluminum block and be more conducive for performance presumably since it would be going into the Mustang and designed somewhat for performance. Also, it seems like dealers have said that this isn't a thing that will be going into a Mustang which can have some semblance of credibility considering they are given information beforehand during these large dealer meetings & conferences.

According to alex from lund on YouTube, ford won't be putting a pushrod into the mustang. Sounds more like a dual throttle body coyote engine is what he's heard. Guess we will see
 

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According to alex from lund on YouTube, ford won't be putting a pushrod into the mustang.
I agree, especially one with a freaking iron block. It'd handle like absolute crap. Even though it's pushrod, that powertrain would probably weigh at least 100 lbs more than the already heavy Coyote IMO.
 

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I agree, especially one with a freaking iron block. It'd handle like absolute crap. Even though it's pushrod, that powertrain would probably weigh at least 100 lbs more than the already heavy Coyote IMO.
It would handle better than a coyote with a blower....same weight but a lower CG. An all aluminum block 7.3L could handle wonderfully....possibly better than a coyote as it too would have a lower CG.
 

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It would handle better than a coyote with a blower....same weight but a lower CG. An all aluminum block 7.3L could handle wonderfully....possibly better than a coyote as it too would have a lower CG.
Well, the 7.3 is longer than the Coyote, so you would have more weight in front of the front axle. That will impact handling somewhat.
 

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