Fox Body 7.3L Godzilla Swap Project Car

Created by Tyler Rodriquez
Date Created: 5/17/2022
Last Updated: 5/10/2023

Follow along as Late Model Restoration swaps a 7.3L Godzilla engine into our project Fox Body Calypso hatch.

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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 right that we here at Late Model Restoration drop one into a 1979-1993 Mustang.

Since this is a relatively new engine, as the time of this project, Godzilla swap parts are still being developed by the aftermarket. The purpose of this swap was to see how the Godzilla fit, what parts can be used off the shelf, and what parts will need to be developed

Follow along as we swap the 7.3L Godzilla into a Fox Body!

Fox Body Godzilla Swap Project

7.3L Godzilla Fox Body Swap | EP: 1 The Mock Up

Today in the shop we will be performing an initial mock-up of the Ford Performance 7.3L Godzilla crate engine in our 1992 Calypso Fox Body project car.

7.3L Godzilla Fox Body Swap | EP: 2 Will It Fit?

In part 2 of our Fox Body Godzilla Swap series, we see if the 7.3L engine will fit in our 1992 Calypso Fox Body project car.

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

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!

7.3L Godzilla Fox Body Swap | EP: 4 Swap Complete!

7.3L Godzilla Fox Body Swap | EP: 4 Swap Complete! We have finally completed our project Fox Body with the 7.3L Godzilla swap! This project has taken a lot of time, trial, and error to complete. But we're happy to say that we were able to debut the car at our 2022 LMR Cruise-In for everyone to see! In this epis...

7.3L Godzilla Fox Body Swap | Ep. 5 Dyno, Weight, and 1/4 Mile!

Now that our 7.3L Gozilla swapped Fox Body is complete, it is time to dyno, weigh, and run it in the 1/4 mile!

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7.3L Godzilla Swap Parts

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Published on 2023-03-23
Enjoy all five episodes of LMR's 7.3L Godzilla engine swap series in a 1992 Calypso Green Fox Body Mustang! Whenever the 7.3L Godzilla engine became available for purchase in crate form, we thought, "what the heck"? Let's shove this thing into a Fox Body Mustang. Over the course of several months, the Godzilla swap came to be. We're not strangers to engine swaps, but we knew with this swap being as new as it was, there would be some "figuring out" along the way.
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Tyler has written content for Late Model Restoration for nearly 8 years, producing over 300 articles. As an avid New Edge fan, Tyler has owned 4 2004 Mustangs and an 88 Convertible Fox Body. Read more...