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THE WORLD’S QUICKEST 7.3L-POWERED TRUCK

101-PSI BOOST, 1,700HP, AND 4-SECOND EIGHTH MILES: INSIDE A WICKED-FAST PRO MOD OBS FORD
PHOTOS BY MIKE MCGLOTHLIN, AMY GILBERT, AND GRAY’S DIESEL PERFORMANCE
Whether you’re familiar with the 7.3L Power Stroke or not, this one is unlike anything you’ve ever seen. However, it’s not because the front-mount turbo, custom headers, and trick intake make the engine look different. Rather, it’s because a lot of the 7.3L’s original design remains. Though its water jackets have been filled, the factory cast-iron block is still being employed. And even though the crankshaft has been zero balanced, it’s the original piece first installed in 1996. Notable short-block upgrades include a girdle that, in conjunction with ARP main studs, ties all the main caps together, off-the-shelf Hypermax Engineering forged-steel connecting rods, and billet pistons from Diamond Racing.
Despite the recent success running 4-second passes, they have taken their toll on the factory 7.3L crankcase. Having split two blocks in a matter of weeks, Brian and his crew upgraded to a Hypermax bed plate, and they may even try to obtain one of the company’s readilyavailable compacted graphite iron blocks or source a billetaluminum block over the long-term. A recent sponsorship from CP-Carrillo also means that Brian will be trying out a new long-rod and piston combination in the future as well.
Underneath the TIG-welded, PSP Diesel valve covers you’ll find a worked-overyet- factory-based cylinder head on each bank. The Stage 2 competition heads from Swamps Motorsports feature 5-axis CNC porting, beehive valve springs, and attach to the block by way of ARP head studs. Brian designed his own camshaft to match the higher flowing heads, which he believes is one of the key reasons the engine is as powerful as it is (more than 1,800 hp at the crank on nitrous).
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