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Ok, whos going to be the first to shoe horn one of these into a roadster?
shttps://www.yahoo.com/autos/ford-now-sell-7-3-130600637.html
 

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  1. the Godzilla engine is about 2.5 inches wider than the 351 Windsor.
  2. On the engine length measurement, the 7.3-liter V8 was about 1.25-inches longer. Those figures aren’t vastly different between the two.
  3. Compared to the Coyote V8, the Godzilla engine is narrower than the Coyote
  4. Weight: (it's an anchor!)
    1. the 7.3L weighs 538 pounds !!
    2. The Windsor weighed in at 471 lbs.
    3. Coyote engine at just 404 lbs.
  5. The result was a naturally aspirated engine that makes nearly 600 horsepower and over 550 pound-feet of torque.
 

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140lbs more than a coyote, thats a problem. At least they were able to get it revved out to 6500 on the stock rods and pistons. Personally I dont think the fun starts until 7k but there are plenty of builds on here that are well under 6500 rpm motors.
 

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Not sure why this gets suggested for a cobra? It's designed for a work vehicle. Has high torque at lower rpm's, it heavy and not a high rpm, high HP engine. Put it in a work truck and tow 10,000# all day long, a replacement for diesel engines.
Want a big high torque, high HP engine, then this is the one to buy.
 

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It ain't a gonna' work boys. This engine is too deep below the crankshaft...it has an extended skirt that runs beyond the crankshaft and includes a variable displacement oil pump which houses all of the regulating controls inside the oil pan. Take a look at how far below the crankshaft centerline the bottom of that pan is...and see all that stuff hanging off of the pan

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No way it's going to be able to work in a roadster with 4" of ground clearance unless someone comes up with a dry sump and remote belt driven oil pump. Rich is spot on; it's a heavy, low revving, high torque stump puller truck engine. It'd be great in an old F series pickup but not in our cars.

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