Ford’s 7.3-liter V-8 now available as a crate engine

Ford’s 7.3-liter V-8 that debuted in the 2020 Super Duty is being offered as a crate engine by Ford Performance.

The monster engine, part number M-6007-73 on the Ford Performance website, costs $8,150 and is known to be capable of fitting in an F-150 or Mustang. However, before you starting dreaming up some wild engine swaps, note that the 7.3-liter V-8 is more suited to heavy hauling than high speeds.

For instance, it features a heavy cast iron block, and its peak numbers of 430 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque aren’t going to set any Internet forums alight.

You might be thinking the numbers are pretty low given the displacement, an impressive 445 cubic inches. It has to do with the engine being tuned to deliver more grunt lower in the rev range. The engine generates over 400 lb-ft from as early as 1,500 rpm, and this stays

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From the Batmobile to His Datsun 280Z, Sean Gordon Murphy Is the Go-To Guy for Cars in Comics.

Chasing his childhood dream of becoming a comic book artist, Sean Gordon Murphy loaded his belongings into his Honda CRX and drove across the country from Georgia to Los Angeles. A fresh graduate of Savannah College of Art Design reaching his mid-20s, Murphy hit a few roadblocks as he settled in the world’s entertainment capital. It was the early 2000s, and Murphy faced the uncertainty of making it in the comics business.

Born in Nashua, New Hampshire, Murphy’s most important influence growing up was cartoonist Bill Watterson, creator of America’s favorite newspaper comic strip, Calvin and Hobbes. His obsession with comics as a kid began when he rummaged through boxes at a yard sale and found a copy of Spider-Man. At the age of 12, he rushed home daily from school to watch Batman: The Animated Series (1992-95), and from then on, Murphy knew he wanted

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