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So who is going to be the first ?

Well the long awaited announcement of Ford's new 7.3L Gasser has been passed down.
The short
7.3L displacement.
Cross bolted 6 bolt mains.
Iron Block Aluminum heads
Full roller push rod valve train with VVT
Multiport SEFI (no GDI)


Looks like a candidate for a Bullnose swap to replace aged 460's
So who is going to be the first ?

More information.

 
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Based on my current Ford truck buying tastes, I won't be buying a 2020 model until 2055...lol. Nice lookin' rig though. I like the specs.
 
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They went with the GM formula using the old pushrod design for the engine layout? For years they were pushing the overhead cam style of engines.
 
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They went with the GM formula using the old pushrod design for the engine layout? For years they were pushing the overhead cam style of engines.
It is a step in the right direction in my option OHC has it's place but in heavy light and medium duty trucks is not one of them. The mod motors got way over extended in their applications IMHO.

Power wise it was stated it will slot in between the 6.2 and the 6.7 Powerstroke. So more power than the 6.2 in a smaller cleaner package. It looks like this engine will be a fairly strait forward swap in terms of physical installation, it will make for a much cleaner and simpler install in older vehicles. With the power plant going in medium duty trucks the ECM hardware should be much simpler than if it was in an F150. It may be more of a standalone system more independent of the chassis's systems. And now with Electric to Mechanical Speedometer Cable Drive units available the speedometer issue is a non issue.
 
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They went with the GM formula using the old pushrod design for the engine layout? For years they were pushing the overhead cam style of engines.
This surprised me as well.

I can't wait to see the swap options that become available with this engine and whether there will be solid aftermarket support for it.
 
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Very cool. Push rods and iron block, whats not to like?
 
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It'll be interesting to see where the powerband is. I had a 5.4L in an '08 F-250, and I have the V-10 in my '15 E-450 motorhome. I hate that those engines need to be spun over 3000 rpm to make ANY power (the '08 couldn't pull overdrive at 70 mph / 2600 rpm when there was a headwind), and over 4500 rpm if you're actually trying to accelerate. If you spin 'em they'll do great, just not what I want in a truck. So it'll be interesting to see if the new motor is another (big) sports car engine or back to being a truck engine.
 
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It'll be interesting to see where the powerband is. I had a 5.4L in an '08 F-250, and I have the V-10 in my '15 E-450 motorhome. I hate that those engines need to be spun over 3000 rpm to make ANY power (the '08 couldn't pull overdrive at 70 mph / 2600 rpm when there was a headwind), and over 4500 rpm if you're actually trying to accelerate. If you spin 'em they'll do great, just not what I want in a truck. So it'll be interesting to see if the new motor is another (big) sports car engine or back to being a truck engine.
The 6.2 is no different, you have to rev the guts out of it to make power. It is amazing how much time the engine spends between 4000 & 5800 rpm's when towing. Hopefully Ford has finally made a truck engine with bottom end power with the 7.3. Not that I'll ever buy one, but I may drive one at work.
 

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