Ford Is Selling Its 7.3-Liter 'Godzilla' V-8 Crate Engine

Ford recently listed its 7.3-liter V-8 engine as a crate block — a gem of a find, for $8,150.
Brad Bergan

Ford has listed its 7.3-liter, gasoline-powered, naturally aspirated V-8 engine for direct purchase on the Ford Performance parts and accessories website.

Presented as a fully assembled crate engine, the 7.3-liter V-8 goes for $8,150.


Ford's 'Godzilla' crate engine is for sale

First unveiled for its Super Duty trucks in 2019 and nicknamed "Godzilla." Dubbed the most powerful engine in its class, it was Ford's first pushrod gas V-8 in a long time, reports Road and Track.

Ford's new 7.3-liter V-8 is still rated at 430 horsepower at 5,500 rotations per minute, and 644-Joule (475 lb-ft) of torque at 4,000 rotations per minute. Just like it was when it was installed int the F-250, the full package includes ignition coils, an oil pan and cooker, wires, the intake and  throttle body, and both of the exhaust manifolds.

Ford's website also lists the full specifications of the "Godzilla" engine, which includes a cast-iron block, forged steel crankshaft, aluminum cylinder heads, 10.5:1 compression, and port fuel injection.

Additionally, it includes a production flex plate, factory lift brackets, and an M-6038-73 shipping and storage cradle.

Adapting 7.3-liter V-8 for growing demand

The "Godzilla" engine was initially designed for trucks, but it also benefits from the same compact camshaft-in-block design used in Chevy's classic LS motors. This means it can fit into a plenum of engine bays — so long as the lengthy oil pan is replaced with something shorter.

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Notably, the engine can go beyond 600 horsepower after a few simple modifications.

In a time of small displacement and turbocharger supremacy, it's good to know Ford is still offering piece-meal gems like the 7.3-liter V-8 "Godzilla" engine; a sign that there are people at Ford who appreciate how engineers sometimes see more appeal in the part than the whole. Well, now everyone can buy it, direct from Ford.

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