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  1. me32

    me32 BEASTLY SHELBY GT500 TVS Established Member

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    On paper the new 6.6 gas doesn't look bad. Im more interested in real world performance and reliability. I guess time will tell. But its a little disappointing with all the added DI and upgraded compression that it still doesnt make peak tq till 4k rpm. Seems with all that it could of made peak tq at 3500rpm.
     
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  2. SID297

    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    Looks like GM is going to have a more complicated higher strung engine that makes less power than Ford's fairly simple 7.3L
     
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    me32 BEASTLY SHELBY GT500 TVS Established Member

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    Thats exactly what i was thinking. And if in the future ford decides to add direct injection thats gonna make the gap is bigger.
     
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    SuperMarauder New Member Established Member

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    i think the 'new' GM 6.6 gas truck engine is an off the shelf piece from IZUSU
     
  5. me32

    me32 BEASTLY SHELBY GT500 TVS Established Member

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    Why do you think that?
     
  6. GTSpartan

    GTSpartan Yield right!!!! Established Member

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    It’s a SBC, just like all their other V8 engines.

    They’ll need some sort of a big block to run with the new Ford mill. With that being said, I would expect it to be significantly more fuel efficient that the Ford, and could potentially find its way into a 1/2 ton down the road. That’ll never happen with the 7.3.
     
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    me32 BEASTLY SHELBY GT500 TVS Established Member

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    That 6.6 will be a hell of a motor for the 1500 guys. I would hope with enough demand for a limited edition F150 with the 7.3 would one day come to us
     
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    I just finished spending 15k converting my 68 F-100 Ranger on a complete Coyote gen 2/ 4r70w conversion from a 429 CJ/C6. The only louder scream is from my wife!
    This 7.3 would probably be a cheaper project.
    I understand that the 7.3 is longer and would be a tight fit in a Mustang.
    How about a 7.3 in a 60s big body Ford with a 6 speed or 10 speed auto?
     
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    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    It would be a perfect swap for something like that. You'd just have to figure out some stuff with the intake and oil pan.
     
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    gimmie11s Dont be a Hybred Established Member

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    Little bit of a roll reversal, eh?


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    Depending on how crafty Ford can get with their engineers, theres a possibility. If they could figure out a VVT system with a power AND Atkinson cycle capabilities, it *could* help make it efficient enough for F-150 production and a cheaper CAFE hit. CAFE is the only reason this thing wouldnt make it into an F-150.

    If we can ease the stupid CAFE requirements to something reasonable, they should offer this engine to F-150 owners.
     
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    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    It would be nice if Trump would get some changes to CAFE pushed through.
     
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    Not much new info to be found on the 7.3 lately....No power numbers, no release date, no reviews. Maybe the final configuration isn't complete yet.
     
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    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    Probably won't hear much until the 2020 Super Duty Press Launch.
     

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