1988 Thunderbird 7.3L Godzilla.

CobraBob

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Many more really stellar 7.3 Godzilla projects to come! Beast!
 

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Aerozilla? Godbird? T-zilla?
That's gonna be a beast for sure. What's the total plan for the bird?
Love me some Aerobird.
Haha I like the sounds of those. I don't really see enough Aerobirds out. Would you believe I bought that car for a movie ticket and a popcorn? lol
We made 1218HP at Merkel Racing in NY on a twin turbo stock engine:

I'd like to continue on that workstream and push the limits of the stock engine in vehicle. It's NA now and makes 500HP 500TQ, but will finish the turbo kit over the winter. I hope to have the car out to test at the track before it gets too cold this year fingers crossed. It's really a nice package from Ford, and the OBR controller makes the swap so simple!
 

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Very cool! The only real negative I see with the swap is that throttle body angle. I wonder if enough people start swapping, companies will make swap parts? Or am I thinking too hard and the 7.3 would fit under a new edge cowl hood or similar car?
 

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Very cool! The only real negative I see with the swap is that throttle body angle. I wonder if enough people start swapping, companies will make swap parts? Or am I thinking too hard and the 7.3 would fit under a new edge cowl hood or similar car?

The oil pan is an issue too, but there's already aftermarket parts out there to address that.
 

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The oil pan is an issue too, but there's already aftermarket parts out there to address that.
I did some searching and saw the oil pan and a few solutions. I also saw a elbow solution that put the throttle body in a downward angle and pointing towards a fender. Then there is an intake solution that looks pretty neat.
 

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This is my design to fix the throttle body issue. I am taking pre orders for a 5 axis 6061 aluminum part right now.
 

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This is my design to fix the throttle body issue. I am taking pre orders for a 5 axis 6061 aluminum part right now.
That looks good. It makes me want to drop one in a new edge! If everything goes well with a roller I am trying to pick up, a "Snake-zilla" build would be fun.
 

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