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  1. Meh, it helps differentiate between the F150 and the Expedition. I doubt that anyone without OCD actually cares about it.
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    New Ford 7.0 L....?

    IIRC, it all happened around the time SVT imploded after John Coletti retired, and that (the SVT implosion) probably had more to do with the Cammer and RWD conversion kit dying before coming to market. It was also about the same time the rotating oscillator really started spinning up throughout the auto industry.
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    New Ford 7.0 L....?

    That's true, but has no bearing on what I posted. If Ford decides to make crate engines available, hot rodders will put them in hot rods; that was never in question, because that's what hot rodders do. Heck, I'm pretty sure I've seen at least one hot rod with the mill out of an old semi powering it, so it wouldn't shock me to see a few with 7.3 powerplants, regardless of what Ford does. If Ford doesn't, I don't see them ever getting beyond the one-off stage simply because there won't be enough engines out there to build any support.
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    Have a AC issue

    According to AllData, the book hours are just over 1 hour to replace the drier on my F-150 and about 30 minutes to replace the one on my old LS, so I'd imagine that they could do the work in a morning or afternoon, depending on how busy they are. Both said that doesn't include evacuating and refilling the AC system, so 2-3 hours is probably a reasonable estimate for how long the work should actually take.
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    New Ford 7.0 L....?

    The Coyote isn't the 5.0 Cammer. Neither it nor the reportedly-planned SVT RWD conversion kit ever came to market.
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    New Ford 7.0 L....?

    They built a 5.0 Cammer-powered RWD Focus for SEMA about 15 years ago, and we saw where that went. Don't get me wrong; I think this is very cool, I just don't see it going beyond the one-off stage any time soon, if ever.
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    2021 F-150 Spotted

    I'm not getting that myself; from what I could see through the camo, they look pretty much like the current generation's headlights. Camo does strange things, though--but I guess that's what it's supposed to do...
  8. Yeah, but I don't think it's a coincidence that the explosion in Chargers didn't really happen until the CVPIs started disappearing. Once the BOF cars were no longer an option, it opened up the market, because a unibody chassis was no longer a disadvantage. FWIW, back around 1990, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol tested a Dodge Intrepid as a cruiser. That lasted until they had to use it to "intercept" someone during a chase, and the resulting damage, which would've been relatively minor bodywork on their BOF CVs and Caprices, totaled the car. They didn't go for another unibody cruiser for about twenty years, when they started buying Chargers to replace their discontinued CVPIs.
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    2020 GT 350R Upgrades.

    My boss had the stripes on his then-new '10 Camaro 2SS painted, and I recall it being expensive (a few grand)--and they really only did the hood and (I think) deck lid, as well as custom "6.0 SS" labels on the sides of the hood bulge. $10K to get factory-painted stripes that go the length of the car ain't all that much of an expense; it's probably on par with what a quality shop would charge.
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    New light & medium duty news

    I'd wager that Roush was involved in the design process.
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    2021 F-150 Spotted

    Most likely because the manufacturers thought they'd sell the cars internationally, but the international sales never panned out, and non-amber signals are cheaper to manufacture. Or it could just be that the person in charge of the original designed liked the Euro look, and the guy in charge of the redesign thought all-red tails looked better (or had other places he wanted to spend the money, and chose the all-red tails to meet a price target).
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    New Ford 7.0 L....?

    Ford Performance doesn't even offer the 6.2, so I wouldn't be holding my breath on the 7.3.
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    New Ford 7.0 L....?

    It's a low-revving truck engine because that's what it was designed to be. Listen to the engineers who designed it--they intentionally traded off high revving because it wasn't useful for the targeted usage. They needed an engine that would run under a near-constant load in a relatively constrained RPM range, so that's what they designed the engine to do IMHO, trying to make it a hot rod engine for a Mustang is like trying to make a half-ton truck engine out of the old Ford 3-cylinder tractor diesel. Yeah, you might be able to do it, but that doesn't mean that it makes any sense; as was pointed out above, there are much better starting points if you want Ford big block performance. FWIW, I'm sure someone will do it as a one-off just because they can (I wouldn't be shocked to see someone like Chip Foose do something like that for a SEMA car just for the hell of it), and that's certainly cool, but Ford won't put it in anything that didn't get the V-10, which means there won't be enough volume to draw aftermarket support, which means it'll be relegated to the land of one-offs.
  14. I call BS. We all know that Ford only markets F150s and Mustangs...
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    New Ford 7.0 L....?

    That sounds like it's in the ballpark. 150lbs sounds like a more reasonable weight difference between two similarly-sized V8s than does 200-250lbs, even given the Boss's iron block vs the Coyote's 'loomnum block.
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