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7.3L Godzilla Fox Body Swap | EP: 3 We Did It! First Startup!

Created by Jude Horstman
Date Created: 6/8/2022
Last Updated: 6/13/2022

Now that the Godzilla has been fitted in the Fox Body, we are now ready to get it running! So in Episode 3, we made it happen!

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Now that the Godzilla has been fitted in the Fox Body, we are now ready to get it running! So in Episode 3, we made it happen!

In this episode, Landan gives us an in-depth run down of all the parts we used to get the Godzilla to run on its own. Some of the parts we used are not currently on the site, but Landan will discuss how and where we got the needed parts to get the Godzilla running.

Fox Body 7.3L Godzilla Swap - First Start! - Fox Body 7.3L Godzilla Swap - First Start!

One of the critical components needed to get the Godzilla running is a control pack. Lucky for us, Ollie over at OBR Control Systems reached out and wanted to see if we would like to use his control pack. At the time of the installation, there were not a lot of options to choose from. When he sent it over, it came with the ECU, pre-loomed harness, and all the connections to make it straightforward to set up.

Fox Body 7.3L Godzilla Swap - First Start! - Fox Body 7.3L Godzilla Swap - First Start!

Fox Body 7.3L Godzilla Swap - First Start! - Fox Body 7.3L Godzilla Swap - First Start!

Our next challenge was the oil pan. The new Godzilla oil pan from 417 Motorsports allowed us to shave 3 inches off from the bottom, allowing the pan to sit even with the K-Member and headers. This specific oil pan does omit the Variable Oil Pump, so you will need to relocate the filter to another location. In the video, Landan does explain how we made it work and what you'll need (In our opinion, the design we went with was the most simple and easiest to work with.)

Fox Body 7.3L Godzilla Swap - First Start! - Fox Body 7.3L Godzilla Swap - First Start!

Finally, we come to the headers. We did plan on creating our own design. We were in the middle of cutting and bending to make a set that would work with the swap until the guys over at Ultimate Headers reached out and said, "We've got a new header, do y'all want to sell them?" Of course, we asked what kind of header, and they informed us that they already finished the Fox Body Godzilla swap design. We told them to send us a set, and behold; our Godzilla swap is nearly ready to drive on the streets!

Fox Body 7.3L Godzilla Swap - First Start! - Fox Body 7.3L Godzilla Swap - First Start!

That about sums up the swap! As we mentioned before, Landan goes in-depth on what else we used to complete the swap (transmission, steering, cooling, etc.), so if you would like to learn more, be sure to check out the full video on our YouTube Channel. You'll also get a sneak peek at what it sounds like *hint hint*.

Fox Body 7.3L Godzilla Swap - First Start! - Fox Body 7.3L Godzilla Swap - First Start!

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7.3L Godzilla Fox Body Swap | EP: 3 We Did It! First Startup!

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Published on 2022-05-18
Welcome back to our 7.3L Godzilla Fox Body Swap project! Follow along with Landan as he follows you up on what parts we've installed so far.

With the highly-anticipated release of the 7.3L Godzilla, gearheads have been trying to swap them into various vehicles to see what they are capable of. Being Fox Body experts, it was only fitting that we here at Late Model Restoration drop one into a 1979-1993 Mustang. The beauty of this engine is that you can put it in just about anything if it fits, and regardless of aftermarket support, it's a powerful and reliable engine in stock trim.
Chapters:

Intro 0:00
7.3L engine accessory drive kit 1:30
Return Style Fuel System 1:48
Manual Brake setup 2:20
SVE Radiator & Fans 2:40
OBR Control Pack 2:50
7.3L Godzilla Swap Oil Pan 4:27
Manual Steering Rack 6:00
Steering Shaft 6:27
7.3L Godzilla Swap Headers 6:40
Transmission 8:06
Starter 8:50
Fuel Lines 8:55
Quick 6 Transmission Controller 9:23

If you haven't seen part 1 or 2 of this 7.3L Godzilla Fox Body Swap series, check out the links below.

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7.3L Godzilla Fox Body Swap Playlist: Part 1 & 2
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMti2eKQ3th_AsuMYrX0hWGHP3S_cyk0r

How Much Power Does A 1996 Ford Bronco Make In 2021?:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPkHcaUYjz4

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Fox Body 7.3L Godzilla Swap Project Car
https://lmr.com/products/fox-body-godzilla-swap-project-car

7.3L Godzilla Swap parts
https://lmr.com/products/godzilla-engine-swap-parts

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