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Stray Kat

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  1. I haven’t got an answer yet but my hypothesis on that slot between cylinders is that we’re probably looking at new gasket technology. I think the slot is there to engage the cylinder head gasket. To sort of key it in place. I don’t think Ford compromised anything on this engine. As a matter of fact I think they built in headroom for up to 470-480 cubes. Ford ain’t playing second fiddle to GM or FCA no more.
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    Ford Gets First Truck Win At Atlanta!

    Maybe next season they can run a “spec” Ford 7.3 Godzilla or more aptly named 445 Thunderjet engine? Will GM and Toyota support this?
  3. I think it’d be a nice stablemate for the 6.2 Ford gas engine in Indmar’s lineup. I think it would sound sweet in say a twin diesel sport fisherman offshore boat.
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    7.3 teardown

    I think Ford is being pretty responsible about this. There is nothing in there that isn’t a good business case for commercial trucks IMHO.
  5. Where was the breakdown in your estimation Wizard? I thought a major component like a transmission (especially a new design) couldn’t be approved unless it could endure rigorous testing? Im a proud “Ford guy” but damn they are frustrating sometimes!
  6. Ford cannot do these fiascos any more. Think 6.0, 6.4 and now this transmission.
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    Ford’s EV Truck Chassis

    I think the Cybertruck is a miss so far. The Rivian looks like a far more consumer friendly vehicle. Knowing Ford they’ll have both a ladder frame EV and also a “skateboard” configuration. Remember Ford is laser focused on trucks, SUV’s and CUV’s with a bit of Mustang thrown in for good measure. Ford will not miss on trucks no matter who comes to challenge them.
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    Ford’s EV Truck Chassis

    I think the Cybertruck is a miss so far. The Rivian looks like a far more consumer friendly vehicle. Knowing Ford they’ll have both a ladder frame EV and also a “skateboard” configuration. Remember Ford is laser focused on trucks, SUV’s and CUV’s with a bit of Mustang thrown in for good measure. Ford will not miss on trucks no matter who comes to challenge them.
  9. Maybe Doug can bring a little of this into perspective. https://youtu.be/Ft7q36XsTbw
  10. There is a ton of hate for the decision to call this a Mustang. I think it’s natural and brilliant. This is the second or third time Ford has really rolled the dice with one of their icons. The first time was EcoBoost V6’s in the F150. The second was to build the F150’s and now the whole F series line to 550 out of aluminum. Taking the Mustang name into the future with gusto is a ballsy move and I think this will be the hit of 2020 and beyond. Might even throw shade on the C8 Corvette.
  11. I don’t think those are water slots in the first place. They look more like gasket registers to me. Let’s have a little faith in Ford, I think they’re gonna get this right.
  12. I hate to speak in murky terms but I’m getting reports of phenomenal horsepower out of a race built 445. Like jaw dropping power. For now leave it as a rumor. We’ll let this play out. My second point is this isn’t just a little bigger than an LS this is almost 100 cubic inches bigger than the vast majority of LS/LT engines out there. The biggest mass produced LT will be the new 401” HD version GM just introduced. Most LS are in the 330” range while the Hi- Perf ones are around 360”. Only the limited edition 427” ZO6 motor comes close. Ford owns the upper cubic inch segment already.
  13. So what’s the follow up? Is this just clickbait? Where did this rumor or information come from? i have some information regarding the “sporting” side of the 445 Thunderjet but I’m sitting tight until I’m 100% sure. If what I heard is true though there’s gonna be some jaws dropping in the enthusiast community.
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