The 7.3L pushrod V8 known as Ford’s Godzilla engine is still and emerging and exciting platform when it comes to hot rodding. Very few people are doing a lot of deep exploration with this engine as of yet but the more we learn the more we like. Our friend Evan Smith has been making a series of videos following along on the development of a Godzilla engine and these guys are doing and testing stuff that few people, if any already have. We’re talking a custom made intake manifold and in this video a fresh camshaft grind, one of the first stabs people have taken for making more power with these engines.
There is also the issue of weight when it comes to Ol’ Godzilla. These iron block engines with their deep skirts, six bolt mains, and tough construction do come at a little bit of a price. You’ll see in the video that the Godzilla engine weighs about 130lbs more than a Coyote, which is pretty signifiant. We’ll see what the ultimate power levels that can be achieved with these engines are when the boost shows up. We know how much guys love to throw at their iron block 6.0L LS engines so this thing should be the same in terms of beastly potential power when that stuff starts happening.
We’re pretty impressed with the “stock” stats that this engine made and we’re definitely impressed with the improvements when the camshaft is swapped and the intake is swapped with it. These are not small gains and the reek of the types of significant power leaps people make with LS engines using the same amount of effort.
How cool is it to see a new pushrod platform being developed right before our very eyes?!
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