Ford’s 7.3-liter pushrod V8 engine can now be bought on its own. So people looking to do swaps no longer have to wonder if it’s worth the price of an F-250.

Instead, it will cost $8,150 for a fully-dressed long block with a throttle body, exhaust manifolds, ignition could, and the production flex plate.

Ford debuted the 7.3 last year to the excitement of many fans of big-block power. The engine makes 430 hp and 475 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm.

Although that’s plenty, it’s not a number that will grab headlines. Fortunately, the aftermarket has provided, and superchargers—like Whipple’s 3.0-liter unit—have already been fitted that pump power up too 700 hp and 750 lb-ft of torque. Although the GT500 makes 760 hp, it only makes 625 lb-ft of torque.

The engine, known as “Godzilla,” is also capable of making big power without forced induction, though. Some tuners have managed to make more than 600 hp without any mention of the words super or turbo.

The ALL-NEW 7.3L V8 Ford crate engine from the 2020 F250 Super Duty features:
  • Cast iron block
  • Aluminum cylinder heads
  • Cam-in-block OHV design
  • Forged steel crankshaft
  • 430 HP at 5,500 rpm
  • 475 lb/ft of torque at 4,000 rpm
  • 10.5:1 compression
  • Port fuel injection
The engine assembly includes:
  • Intake and throttle body
  • Left and Right exhaust manifolds
  • Production oil pan/cooler
  • Ignition coils and wires
  • Production flex plate
  • M-6038-73 shipping and storage cradle
  • Factory lift brackets