Who will swap for the new 7.3 V8!

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    Original price was just for the engine. But the combo will raise the price but it all works out of the crate. Just get your custom drive shaft and hook up the gas lines and you’re good to go. Engine is lower and slimmer but slightly longer but some in the know tell me no alterations to the engine bay are needed. So I hear GM is coming up with their own version but at over 8 litres! The market wants what it wants... :crackup:
     
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    Um, that’s not how it’s going to work.
     
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    A kit will help mount. The electronics included but tuneable. I’d even keep the old exhaust and just hook up via the kit. There will be several kits. Sort of like Saleen or Dech <sp> which was cheaper back in the day. The engine falls outside cafe requirements. This will happen and will not be a do-it-yourself thing. It will be a viable commercial conversion for sure. Up here in Toronto the emissions testing and inspection are a thing of the past.


    I’m good!
     
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    From one engineer to another, it's not worth it man. This is like arguing religion. Facts don't matter.
     
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    Yup. Performance cars are all all visceral or we would talk ourselves onto public transit.


    Bigger is better...
     
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    Two words: shit tires

    That's why old cars "break 'em loose" so easy. Sketchy gives the illusion of speed. Same reason Toyota put hard hybrid tires on the gt86.
     
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    Just for comparison, the gm ls3 is available with transmission and a pretty good swap package to install into older vehicles. It’s $15k, and the ls3/auto is comparatively a dime a dozen vs the ford 7.3/a10.

    Oh, and it doesn’t come with nearly what you need to get it up and running in a car.
     
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    1. GM engine (I had to live with an old LT1 - never again).

    2. I get to put on 7.3 badging on the fenders.

    Those are my arguments against you engineer guys. My dad has one of the original rings. Magnetic - right?
     
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    Wow...just wow. You continue to amaze me on the complete lack of understanding you have related to anything automotive.

    With that being said, please begin a post in the project section and keep us updated on the status of this build! I cant wait to see the ensuing comedy...
     
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    Not my idea. Already in the works by those more knowledge than me. I found out after all that. I never said I would do all this myself. And I think this will be a popular conversion in the Mustang community.
     
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    Unsure if trolling or serious...
     
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    You completely missed the point of that post. The first three words were..... “just for comparison”. I’m trying to get across that $10k (your stated cost estimate) was woefully incorrect, as is most of your other assessments about this project.

    I’m not saying it can’t be done. I just know it won’t be as cheap, easy, or awesome as you seem to think. You’d be way better off trading your base mustang in on a new gt.
     
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    No, but but that is the way consumers think. How many 5.0 owners (not in danger of losing their license) take their badging off? In advertising my enthusiasm alone is worth 12,000 like minded individuals (in North America) which is enough to make a business plan for this conversion. It will happen and you will be able to take pictures at SEMA.
     
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    I don’t want the present 5.0. I want iron block like my fox bodies but bigger. I want 1,200 rpm, not 3,500, 4,500 or 6,500. 1,200! I want to put it in one gear and drive all day on that like you could in the old cars. And shred the tires from that if I so wished. I want a big block. I want a “rock crusher.” And I know I’m not alone.




     
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