While Ford has concentrated on the Modular engine concept for multiple decades, that engine also suffers from several limitations—not the least of which is bore spacing which puts a boundary on displacement. Demand has pushed Ford to build a completely new V8 engine displacing 7.3 liters (445ci) using a traditional two-valve per cylinder, cam-in-block pushrod arrangement.
The engine has been nicknamed the “Godzilla” engine for obvious reasons.
Jeff Smith has had a passion for cars since he began working at his grandfather's gas station at the age 10. After graduating from Iowa State University with a journalism degree in 1978, he combined his two passions: cars and writing. Smith began writing for Car Craft magazine in 1979 and became editor in 1984. In 1987, he assumed the role of editor for Hot Rod magazine before returning to his first love of writing technical stories. Since 2003, Jeff has held various positions at Car Craft (including editor), has written books on small block Chevy performance, and even cultivated an impressive collection of 1965 and 1966 Chevelles. Now he serves as a regular contributor to OnAllCylinders.