Ford's New 7.3 L V8

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    I wonder if some iteration of this motor will actually end up in a Raptor...
     
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    With Diesel usually 50 cents above Gasoline's cost , it sure makes one look harder at a torquey Elephant Motor? The big key, to me, is the 10 speed transmission, because most off the gasoline trucks have shown reasonable fuel gains with these higher numerical trannies? Unless the Blue Oval Boys redo it with an aluminum block, just can't see it in a Mustang . Of course that is my personal opinion and my DragRacing buddies may disagree? I want to turn, they want to go straight, so will have to respect their priorities, ha. Fun to speculate , regardless and would be hard not to imagine this in a Raptor -- Ford rename that model T-Rex!!!!!!! You can send my royalty check to my home address in Blair, America!
     
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    I had to check the calendar, was it April 1st already?
     
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    7.3 L is a little over 445 Ci....Hard to believe that could fit in a Mustang, when the 429 was a problem back in the day. Oh, I forgot, they moved the battery to the trunk......:D
     
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    I can see its advantage for a truck motor, especially for the medium duty market.
    IIRC the truck engines were usually governed at about 4800 rpm, don't really need overhead cams and all for that.
     
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    Aluminum.
     

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