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  1. Captainp4

    New Ford 7.0 L....?

    Depends if you're trying to turn or not I guess lol. This engine might make sense to the 1/4 mile guys if there ends up being any aftermarket support. I do agree coyote will be better in most circumstances though.
  2. Captainp4

    New Ford 7.0 L....?

    99% of 429/460 engines use the same exact heads for their year. CJ/SCJ, Boss429 (block and heads different), and Police Interceptor are the exceptions. 460 was available in F100-F350 in 2 wheel drive models 73-79 and was the same engine available in the cars of the same year. 460 was always 4bbl. some 429 were 2bbl. We regularly build 460s in the 450hp/550tq range on regular ol' cast iron d3ve or d0ve heads (trucks and passenger cars). Granted we aren't concerned about emissions or fuel economy (though we do average 12-14 out of the 460s we build)... but to say a big cube engine can't be made into a performance engine because it was designed for trucks is pretty silly. You're likely a cam and spring package away from some pretty healthy numbers and rpm with this thing. All that said, it's not going to happen from the factory with coyote around.
  3. Replace the thermostat....
  4. I guess it depends on what they're going for with the end line up. A gt350 with a turned up 3.5 ecoboost would be interesting. Lighter weight, big power possible. I think that would only work if the GT500 lived on with a bigger v8 and turbo/supercharger. I'd like to see the 5.0 or 5.8 get the ecoboost treatment, but I'm guessing that is too expensive from what I've read on here.
  5. So is the gt350 replacing the gt500 or just being added to the line up? Light weight n/a gt350 would make sense if there's still a huge power gt500 available... If not seems like the gt350 should have more than the 450 or so the 5.0 can crank out n/a..
  6. Captainp4

    2017 Super Duty Spied

    Ford has been using the sterling 10.5 since launch of super duty. I'm also pretty sure they went to 37spline axles within the past few years on F350. The sterling is a stout rear end.
  7. Captainp4

    Ford powered toys?

    '78 Bronco 460/c6/205/sterling10.25(welded)/d60 front, ~4" lift, roll cage, 39.5" boggers, etc.. woopow!
  8. I think the design was more or less the same, but the 2 and 350's used thicker materials. Not 100% sure on that though.
  9. Is there any word on when superduty will get a redesign? I realize they've been doing upgrades here and there for years, but it is still the same basic cab structure and I don't think the frame has changed much if at all behind the firewall. Seems like it might be time to upgrade with the new heavy duty trucks from GM and Dodge.
  10. I never understand the parking space argument. Maybe because I've been driving pickups since I could legally drive (any many years before that), and I've never had an issue parking. I even find it easier to parallel park a pickup because you can see better. Once you've driven it for a little while, you get used to it. Especially if you're talking F150. F350s are "huge" but I've never had an issue parking them.
  11. I believe the 5.4 came with a forged crank even in the trucks. The mod motors are certainly beef on the bottom end.
  12. I know I've said this plenty of times on here, but I don't see why the platform can't underpin a whole range of RWD Lincolns and/or Fords. Medium to large cars for Lincoln, medium to large Lincoln SUVs, and one of each for Ford (car/suv) could replace Taurus and Explorer eventually, for police duty and civilian versions. Couldn't possibly be any heavier than d3/4.
  13. Captainp4

    Musing on the Flex

    Though what everyone is saying is probably much more likely and feasible, I'd really like to see all of the "D" sized vehicles move to a flexible unit body RWD/awd platform.
  14. Captainp4

    '13 Focus ST

    Depends on if you're talking about the WRX or the WRX STi, last I looked (it has been a while) the one was 220ish hp and the other around 300, respectively.
  15. What about it makes it say not mustang? Everything but the hood and headlights are almost the same as current. Not arguing, curious where the thought came from.