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    Godzilla motor

    I knew I would be needing a new truck soon so I went down to my local dealer to see what was available. Not to push Ford products (because all vehicles are a PITA) but I missed my 99 Super Duty with the V10. In 2020 Ford came out with a 7.3 gas motor I thought that was right up my alley because I did not want a diesel or the maintenance that comes with it. Ford actually dubbed this motor "Godzilla". The motor makes about 430 hp and 475 ftlb's right out of the box. Hang a Procharger on it and it would be over 600 HP. I drove a couple of F250's but most were pretty pricey so I ended up with a F350 for about $42K. So I started to look up performance mods and what the engine was really about and I was quite surprised. This thing can make a butt load of power with a little money, spend some cash an easily get over 1000 hp. With a steel crank and 4 bolt mains it kind of wants me to through the 440 aside and put one in my Plymouth. I just can't do that though and I bet transmission choices are pricey. At about $8K for the crate motor plus management system it is tempting. Maybe when the truck gets a little older! :-)
    48 Plymouth Custom Special - 4dr suicide style
    Starting new build from scratch with plans of:
    1950 Chevy straight axle with steering box
    Ford 9" rear with 4.10's or 4:29 gear
    Mopar 440, 512 CID stroker estimating 680 - 700 hp on pump gas
    727 auto
    30 or 32 inch X 10 wide tires
    guessing at finish weight of 32-3500 pound car
    hoping to run in the 10's

    This project will be the quickest vehicle that I have built so I am really looking forward to it.

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    A gas engine with diesel type powerband, and good torque. Sounds pretty good with almost 1 hp per cubic inches. Of course I think there are plenty of cheaper options that make more HP and torque, but it is interesting.
    Vall

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    Check this son of a gun out.... https://www.ramtrucks.com/trx.html


    702 horsepower, 600 plus foot of torque 0-60 in 4.5 seconds. WOW
    Dave

    I wish I was half the man my dog thinks I am!

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    Wow! It takes power to make power but that's a lot of power.
    48 Plymouth Custom Special - 4dr suicide style
    Starting new build from scratch with plans of:
    1950 Chevy straight axle with steering box
    Ford 9" rear with 4.10's or 4:29 gear
    Mopar 440, 512 CID stroker estimating 680 - 700 hp on pump gas
    727 auto
    30 or 32 inch X 10 wide tires
    guessing at finish weight of 32-3500 pound car
    hoping to run in the 10's

    This project will be the quickest vehicle that I have built so I am really looking forward to it.

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