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So judging by the cut away you gotta pull the cylinder heads to get to the lifters like GM. Awfully labor intensive if you'd want try a different cam sometime in the future.
The aftermarket makes a tool so you don't have to pull the heads when doing an LS cam swap. Some have even used wooden dowels? Anyway, I assume the same thing will apply here.
Eliminating camshafts entirely is the more exciting path. Something that enables infinitely variable intake and exhaust valve events. A digital or virtual camshaft.
I had a Modular V8 in a daily driver 91 Lincoln Town Car and it was a sweet engine, even in its first year. I could pull 22 mpg on the highway in that big luxury barge, if I kept the speed to reasonable numbers.
Much evidence of Coyote motors melting down the cylinder liners in 2017-1018 Mustang GTs. Reported backlog of 800 cars waiting for a replacement. My friend is having his customers engine re-sleeved and is rebuilding per not much info coming from Ford. This is not anecdotal.
too usa-ish or american 4 me. The auto is a system. It must wrk together for the application - "What is the application?" is the real Q...suspension, breaking, etc, etc...
Wanna drag? well that's 1 thing. I prefer canyon carving, SCCA twitch, etc...
I remember an article in "New Atlas" that reports on a 4 cylinder prototype in England that has all electronic valves without any camshafts. It has variable valve timing and also disables cylinders for economy. It also can switch to a 2 cycle mode for acceleration.
Well, we really won't know much until Ford says something or the engine comes out. It could be a big block version of the OHC modular, or a OHV pushrod engine. Seems like the OHV is a step back, but unless it's going to be a high rpm race engine pushrods will get the job done and might be cheaper to implement...
SAJEEVA SHOULD HAVE BEEN A TEEN IN THE 60S. THIS IS NOT THE TIME TO DEVELOP A BETTER INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE BUT TO DESIGN A BATTERY AND ENGINE THAT WILL TAKE AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE THE SAME DISTANCE AS A GAS POWERED ONE. EVEN IF ITS A HYBRID, WHATEVER,. THE AUTOMAKERS NEED TO GET THEIR **bleep** TOGETHER