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Old 05-24-2019, 12:46 PM   #1
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Anyone excited about a new Class 'A' engine?

I think if I were looking for a new class 'A' motorhome I would wait for the new Ford 7.3 litre engine, while hoping there is not a lot of the old 6.8 litre engines in inventory.

I am thinking this new engine will come with a new stiffer frame.
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Here's a good article on the new engine https://www.hotrod.com/articles/insi...3l-pushrod-v8/
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Not until it's been on the road for 5 years or so. Sometimes when you are on the bleeding edge, the blood is your own...
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Old 05-24-2019, 03:41 PM   #4
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Iíd be excited about a 500 hp diesel that got 15mpg.
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I normally don't buy first year engines (remembering spark plug ejections from the early Ford V10's), but I'm in the market for a Class A and my plans to get a lower end DP have now been put on hold until I see what this new 7.3 offers. I don't like how the current V10 "screams" when pushed, but a pushrod V8 doesn't do that (I have the 6.0 Chevrolet in my current class C) and it might allow me to get a high end Class A gasser instead of a lower end diesel pusher.

Of course, a Super C may be my best option.

Decisions, decisions...
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I think if I were looking for a new class 'A' motorhome I would wait for the new Ford 7.3 litre engine, while hoping there is not a lot of the old 6.8 litre engines in inventory.

I am thinking this new engine will come with a new stiffer frame.


In my head, a stiffer frame means a rougher ride unless they add air suspension.
I had 3 truck chassis rigs. My air ride Camelot with tag canít be bettered by another truck frame, IMHO
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I normally don't buy first year engines (remembering spark plug ejections from the early Ford V10's), but I'm in the market for a Class A and my plans to get a lower end DP have now been put on hold until I see what this new 7.3 offers. I don't like how the current V10 "screams" when pushed, but a pushrod V8 doesn't do that (I have the 6.0 Chevrolet in my current class C) and it might allow me to get a high end Class A gasser instead of a lower end diesel pusher.

Of course, a Super C may be my best option.

Decisions, decisions...
If youíre set on new you're in a tough spot. You may not be satisfied with any of your 3 current options. Spend the same money on a 10 year old DP and youíre now looking at coaches that originally listed for half a million. This may lead to satisfaction.
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If youíre set on new you're in a tough spot. You may not be satisfied with any of your 3 current options. Spend the same money on a 10 year old DP and youíre now looking at coaches that originally listed for half a million. This may lead to satisfaction.
Ain't no kind of feel'n like Foretravel Mobeel'n...or Country Coach, Prevost/Newell..

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No excitement from me.

My Freightliner frame does just fine with a Cummins and Allison transmission. I don't need the manufacturers to correct earlier mistakes with new models and upgrades...
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It's interesting how the new engines coming out have gone back to port injection. Gas Direct Injection(GDI) is dead, except for Toyota who has gone to two injectors per cylinder; one GDI and the other port injection. They realized after the fact that port injection kept the intake valve clean, and GDI caused deposits to build up on the intake valve at an alarming rate.
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It's interesting how the new engines coming out have gone back to port injection. Gas Direct Injection(GDI) is dead, except for Toyota who has gone to two injectors per cylinder; one GDI and the other port injection. They realized after the fact that port injection kept the intake valve clean, and GDI caused deposits to build up on the intake valve at an alarming rate.
Yet, diesels suck more air then gas engines and the valves don't get a buildup.

Maybe its the positive crankcase ventilation of gas engines sending stuff past the valves.
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Sounds like a similar engine to the old 460 with a modern twist. Hopefully they've done their homework and won't have any stupid problems.
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I am thinking this new engine will come with a new stiffer frame.

Why would you think that? I see nothing that requires or implies a redesign of the F53 chassis. Odds are the new engine will be a bolt-on replacement, simply because Ford won't want to have to redesign all their medium trucks, vans and stripped chassis in order to use it.
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