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  1. Stray Kat

    New Ford 7.0 L....?

    That’s ^^^ a beautiful engine!
  2. Stray Kat

    New Ford 7.0 L....?

    The 6.2 is a very popular inboard marine engine. There is nothing wrong with it at all except for certain physical dimensions. They make gobs of power, and would be a great F series swap.
  3. Stray Kat

    New Ford 7.0 L....?

    The Coyote is one of the most popular swap engines out there now. They’re available and they make good power and there’s control packs available for them.
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    New Ford 7.0 L....?

    Yes gang, having another engine with upside potential does not set up a zero sum game. There can be the excellent Coyote AND there can be a big inch pushrod V8 for different purposes. These things can exist at the same time and they can both be good. Matter of fact the 6.2 Raptor engine has tons of potential as well and could maybe compliment Ford’s lineup. Indmar Marine is hitting home runs with their marinized inboard Raptor 6.2’s. It’s good to be a car guy right now. Probably better than ever.
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    New Ford 7.0 L....?

    No the 445 Thunderjet will never catch on as a performance option.
  6. That’s what I think we should call the new pushrod engine from Ford. To me the engine needs a name like the EcoBoost moniker for that excellent and unique line of engines. By using 445 Thunderjet we have a name that’s catchy, avant-garde and yet harkens back and grabs a bit of Ford history when Ford called their new 429 T-bird engine the Thunderjet engine. Whattaya think?
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    New Ford 7.0 L....?

    This engine is going to be something regardless of what the doubters think. If hot rodders weren’t willing to blaze a trail the Flathead Ford would have been a mere footnote in automobile history. Instead it’s the cornerstone of hot rodding! The Flathead Ford has 3 mains, 4 ring pistons and limited breathing yet there it is, still a favorite of traditional crowd. A big inch pushrod V8 with a sturdy block and descent cylinder heads will be hot rodded regardless of what anyone thinks.
  8. If this is true then Ford either didn’t foresee the future or they really laid an egg. The aluminum body is what separates the Ford products from the lesser make by a mile. The other thing is the EcoBoost power. General Motors and Ram are 5 years minimum behind Ford in my opinion with Ram really resting on the interior of its trucks to gain market share. The oldest of the three (Ford) is still leaps and bounds ahead (again in my opinion) in the areas that are tough like power train and body structure. I don’t know of any airplanes that are made from steel anymore to save weight. If anything there is a threshold of vehicle size that makes aluminum a great and viable body material. The Ford and Lincoln aluminum full-size SUV’s are eating into GM’s dominance of the category. This is a “Trump” card pun fully intended.
  9. Wait a second here, now you’re telling me that aluminum bodied vehicles offer no or negligible advantages over steel? After Ford revolutionized the industry by mass producing large pickups and suv’s and now it was all for nothing? I think that is bunk.
  10. Aww heck I don’t know y’all postulate a theory. I got nothing else.
  11. We don’t know that for sure. That’s what we were led to believe, I’ll give you that.
  12. Hey listen those LMP2 cars all seem to be using a Gibson V8. (Which is a modern interpretation of a Cosworth DFV in my opinion) They are this was to simplify and standardize the category around one engine. Ford races the Coyote based power plant in several divisions of sports car racing. I can see a business case for a simple Coyote based Ford GT combination.
  13. Hey my hypothesis is based on the theory that amateur GT racing may need to have costs and complexity contained. I would absolutely love to see a super high tech hypercar but to what end. So that it can be BOPped out of existence?
  14. Yes I understand that completely and I’m certainly not thinking for sure but you remove the turbos and associated plumbing and I’ll bet you could get a V8 in there especially if you’re Multimatic. I would venture to guess that a N/A V8 would be an easier thing to tune for the privateers.
  15. Privateer race cars with a Coyote V8 mounted midship?