615HP - 7.3L MEGAZILLA Crate Engine is Here!!! | PRI 2022
Hanging out in the Ford Booth at PRI is always one of the highlights of the show. Not only is it manned by a great group of incredibly knowledgeable guys, but if you stick around long enough nearly everyone you know in the Ford performance industry will stroll through. That booth essentially becomes an unofficial meeting space for those of us deep in the Blue Oval game. Then there's the parts...
This year the Ford Performance Racing Parts guys debuted the all ne 7.3L MEGAZILLA Crate Engine. Cranking out 615HP and 640 LbFt of torque on pump gas. Even more impressively, it makes over 500 LbFt from 2,500-6,000RPMs. Mike Goodwin, Production Manager for Engines/Drivetrain/Calibrations, took time to walk us through the features of the new pushrod bruiser and Ford's other new products on display. Check out the vid:
The new front-inlet intake manifold is a dead giveaway that you're not looking at a standard Godzilla engine.
The beauty cover on the intake is a nice touch.
The most surprising thing about this engine to me is how little upgrading it actually needs to make the power it does.
In case you were wondering, this is what the head bolts and gasket for a Godzilla looks like.
And this is the timing set.
Ford was not the only manufacturer showing off 7.3L parts. BTR had their short runner intake on display.
Mahle (Megazilla piston supplier) had a 3D printed Godzilla piston in their booth.
The bigger bore of the 7.3L is easy to spot when compared to a Modular engine.
This short block has a lot of LS stopping to take a look.