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Ford Godzilla V8 Compared To Coyote And 351 Windsor: Video


Earlier this week, we talked about a group that had taken the 7.3-liter Godzilla V8 from the 2020 Ford Super Duty and crammed it into a Fox-body Mustang. We were very excited about that. Here’s a video from the same group that compares the new Godzilla V8 to the Coyote 5.0-liter V8 and the classic 351 Windsor. For this video, they are comparing specifications of the engine as far as length and width.

Size data such as this is important data to be able to shoehorn a Godzilla under the hood of a project car or truck in the future. What they found was that the Godzilla engine is about 2.5 inches wider than the 351 Windsor. On the engine length measurement, the 7.3-liter V8 was about 1.25-inches longer. Those figures aren’t vastly different between the two.

Compared to the Coyote V8, the Godzilla engine is narrower than the Coyote. The Godzilla V8 was then disassembled to get an idea of what the engine was like on the inside. Ford uses nitride roller bearing rocker arms for longevity and low friction according to the host. The manifold is said to be good for most users, up to about 6,500 rpm. The stock intake should be good for use with nitrous or a supercharger reckons the host.

Aftermarket manifolds are expected for the engine soon. The engine uses large head bolts that are a bit over half an inch in diameter. The head gasket is a multilayer steel gasket, and the video notes that the heads flowed about 320 cfm on the intake side, which is “pretty stout” for a stock head.

A 7.3L engine is shown on the video that has a different intake that was custom made along with some tweaking of the heads. The result was a naturally aspirated engine that makes nearly 600 horsepower and over 550 pound-feet of torque. We bet the 7.3-liter Godzilla will find its way into lots of applications that Ford never considered.

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Shane is a car guy with a fondness for Mustangs and off-roading.

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  1. doug

    why not compare it to the 460 or the 427?

  2. Razin

    This is a small block not a big block.

  3. Razin

    This is a small block not a big block. Besides the 427 and 460 are two completely different engines. The 427 was an FE series and the 460 is a 385 series.

  4. David

    Both the Ford 460 7.5 ltr generating 575 hp and Fords 427 built out of the 351 boss block putting out 525 hp are small blocks. So they would be good bench marks for performance camparisons.

  5. David

    Fords 460 from Summit Racing or Ford Performance is $10,523.99 and its not a complete engine. The 427 which actually makes 535 hp not 525 hp cost $11,858.99 and is not a complete engine. The complete 427 crate engine makes 480 hp and will set you back $12,560.00.

  6. David

    The 427 from Summit Racing or Ford Performance which is said to make 535 hp not 525 hp costs a nice $11,858.99 and is not a complete crate engine. The 460 makes 575 hp and costs $10,523.99. Also not a complete crate engine. The Godzilla engine a much better buy with an enormous amount of potential.


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