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  1. 01FormulaTA

    01FormulaTA Active Member Established Member

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    I doubt they go back to an iron block in any mustang...if it happens I would think they produce a destroked aluminum 7.0L...fingers crossed though, would love nothing more than to see a Ford Pushrod motor back in a mustang
     
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    GTSpartan Yield right!!!! Established Member

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    I would be surprised if this engine ends up in anything where gas mileage is disclosed.
     
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    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    That would still be a somewhat heavy engine, but would likely stomp an LS7.
     
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    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    I want to swap it into a V10 RV.
     
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    jeffh81 Deplorable Established Member

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    The RV guys on the ford truck forum said that was what they wanted to do too
     
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  6. 01FormulaTA

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    A boss 429 with an aluminum 7.0L version of the motor with Direct Injection added, spec the mustangs with 3.08 rear, and the Tremec 6070 7 speed with the 0.42 7th gear and they could prob get ~25mpg Highway
     
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    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    Tell them to get over here where the real knowledge is.
     
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    jeffh81 Deplorable Established Member

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    Lol. I think a few are over here. Ive seen quite a bit of what you post everywhere
     
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    That’s a big maybe, and now we are basically talking about a completely different engine than what was just announced.

    Just don’t ever seeing that happening. This looks like a pure HD truck engine.
     
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    I agree with you, in it’s current configuration I highly doubt Ford ever puts this into a mustang
     
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    Who knows, it would be nice to see Ford respond to the "Hellaphant" with a Boss 429 or a 427 Cobra Jet, but, just pipe dreaming over here...then again, "Godzilla" does sound like it would stomp the crap out of an "Hellaphant" lol
     
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    Sooooooo! When will the MPGA hats be available?
     
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    Someone will probably make those.
     
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    I think ford would build an aluminum version if the demand existed. Is there enough money in an aluminum version of this v8? Can it fit in a GT chassis and be worked into a detomosa pantera of sorts?

    The business case is next to zero unless we get a few mustangs with this mill.

    Now show that a new generation of ibc 7-8k rpm v8’s can replace the mod mills and save money/make easier power, last longer, well business would be business. Chevy/Camaro and dodge are selling fine with pushrods.

    I see how they could switch to aluminum 5.8 for gt’s to 390’s for bullitts and mach1’s to to 7.1’s and 7.0L ibc ohv’s for cobrajets and gt500’s but again this is pretty hard to pitch in a business board room. We’re talking complete architecture switch
     
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    FORD bring the 7.3 to the raptor and the mustang
     
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    LOL MPGA!
     
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    It would be a very interesting decision 25+ years later for ford to change from modular 4v architecture to ibc ohv’s. I think the overall performance and cost would be better but the perception and so on would be a tough one.

    Thing is v8 guys get it, and that’s really all that it comes down to.

    The buyer of the car would be fine with more power, torque, and the same mpg if it could still hit 7k rpm and worked fine.

    Like I said, dodge and gm aren’t having problems selling cars because of pushrods. Dodge is past Chevy now and creeping up on the mustang.

    There’s much more margin in a push rod engine, and let’s be honest, there isn’t much meat left in the 4v vs ohv argument because ohv’s are attaining ge 400-800hp. From there efficiency, weight and reliability come into play.

    Ford whittled the 5.2 voodoo mill to a lower weight than the 4.5L Ferrari mill. Take that level of dedication to push rod mills and you’ll see sub 400lbs 6L v8’s.
     
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    The only people who care about OHV vs OHC are magazine editors. The truth is that for the most part, the consumer doesn't care how the valves are opened.

    The area where DOHC has a significant advantage over a single cam engine is in the ability to have independent VVT. That's one of the reasons that Coyote engines make ridiculous power compared to LS and Mopar when you consider displacement.
     
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    Independent VVT for an IBC engine is an available technology already

    Mahle's cam-in-cam technology, which was used on the gen V Viper engine has truly independent intake and exhaust timing. It's quite trick.

    GM's VVT technology still utilizes a single ground cam, where intake and exhaust timing is phased together.

     

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