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7.3 shortblock suggestions

I'm looking into shortblock options. I'm looking at buying a 500 h.p. 01 f350. the owner used pmr rods, and one exited the block. ford discontinued new 7.3 shortblocks so looking for a good alternative to hold 500 h.p.

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stock forged rods are fine.
look around for a set


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I have a set for sale from a 97. PM me if interested

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He needs a block too from the sounds of it.

If you want new. Blackwater is the name people like, I would avoid jasper if they are still around..

Otherwise look for a low mile pre01 to get a good forged bottom end. You can use the OBS block and heads, just swap everything else

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guys I just need a shortblock, I have new heads w/ studs chromemoly pushrods, comp cams springs etc.etc. looking for a new or reman short block with forged rods.

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Yeah then talk to blackwater they should be able to help you out

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DI has shortys for 3600 IIRC


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$250 for a complete 7.3???? a 7.3 core is worth more than that. find me another $250 7.3 I'll take as many as you can find

99 f250 4x4 7.3 php tunes,20's
01 4x4 cc srw 7.3 550hp BTS trans
02 excursion LMTD 4x4 7.3
95mustang gt,86 5.0,03 gt
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