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Godzilla Fits: Yes, Someone Has Already Started Cramming Ford’s New 7.3L V8 Into A Fox Body!


Godzilla Fits: Yes, Someone Has Already Started Cramming Ford’s New 7.3L V8 Into A Fox Body!

445 cubic inches, cam-in-block, 4.22 x 3.976 bore/stroke, iron block, and mains that are designed to hold up for grunt work in the Super Duty trucks. Ford’s “Godzilla” V8 might be sold as a truck-only motor, but the overall package is enough to make any Ford fan perk up and take notice. Considerably narrower than the Modular-based engines that Ford has been running with ever since the early 1990s, yet packing the kind of straight-up cubic inches that we haven’t seen since the 460 got put out to pasture in the late 1990s, Godzilla has the potential to be a huge hit with racers who have constantly complained about the width and complexity of the DOHC mills. Call it taking a step backwards or a simplification that was desperately needed, but the truth is that there are a lot of people moving to make the new mill work. ProCharger is already working on setups for the new engine. Roush has been rumored to be working on a supercharger. And if you think the turbo folk aren’t frothing at the mouth for a chance at this beast, boy, you don’t know what’s about to happen.

First thing’s first, though: Will the new engine even fit into a Fox Body? It’s a logical question and it stands to reason that since it’s narrower than the Coyote, there’s a good shot for it. Team Z Motorsports is already whipping up a swap kit for such an occasion, and you’ll get your first look at the development mule right here. So if you’re bent on cramming Godzilla into a Fox, you’re in luck!


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11 thoughts on “Godzilla Fits: Yes, Someone Has Already Started Cramming Ford’s New 7.3L V8 Into A Fox Body!

  1. john

    Nice job “shoe horning” the big V8 in the Fox body except….what’s keeping it from tearing the body apart? They’re not known for being very strong without seam welding and frame connectors. Not very “driveway build” friendly.

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  2. Shawn Wedge

    As soon as the aftermarket releases an aluminum block for this or ford releases one in an upscale truck, (Raptor anyone). This concept will take off.

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  3. Steve

    The more I see about this thing, the more I like it. I Like big blocks and simplicity, and I never thought we’d get any fresh material again, so this is a breath of fresh air. Great swap potential for old Galaxies, Fairlanes, Cougars and so on. If it’s as good as I think it might be, how about into a Willys, a rock buggy or an air boat?

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  4. Falcon67

    >How about installed in 92 f250 use for towing 10000 lbs. Just asking?
    LOL. We’re selling off our 1993 F-350 DRW 7.5L and getting a 2020 F-350 DRW 7.3L XLT crew. Rated for 16,500 max trailer weight, 24000 GCVW.

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