"modular"?

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  1. geoffsgt

    geoffsgt Member

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    Just curious, what makes our modular engines modular?
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    Its just the name Ford gave the new engine family. Just a name, nothing mechanical makes it a mod motor.
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    The term "modular" means that it is able to be built in multiple configurations. It can be buit as either a 2 or 4 valve motor, and can be built as a 4.6l or 5.4l motor. It makes the motor cheaper to produce in each application because a lot of the parts interchange from one model of the motor to the next.
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    +1
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    developed w/ the Model T. Ford FTW
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  6. Tally_4.6

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    No pushrods either correct?
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    Actually it's the opposite.

    The mod line of engines are designed to be interchangable, aka modular, with each other. That means heads from a 5.4L will fit a 4.6L and so on.

    The 4.6L, 5.4L and 6.8L are related. the 6.8 is just a 5.4L with an extra pair of cylinders added on. The engines appear similar and have a lot of the same basic running components.
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    ...:scratch:
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    Modular does not mean OHC. If Ford still made pushrod engines with interchangeable parts like the 4.6, 5.4 and 6.8, they could be called a modular family of engines too.

    We just tend to relate "modular" with OHC.
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    just about all of fords engines families were modular as far as interchangeable parts are concerned. 221/255/260/289/302/351 have interchageable parts, 332/352/360/390/406/427/428 also interchange, etc etc. Pretty lame name for an engine family.
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    I was only talking about the 281.
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    Pretty much explained in post 3. BTW...Geoff...going to the Rose Bowl? :nice:
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    Nah, I wish. I'll be working through the xmas holiday to afford this supercharger and the broken drivetrain parts to follow.
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    4.6/5.4/6.8 = no pushrods
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    Modular means that the engine has the mad tyte Ford factory super power "mod". I cannot go into much detail about what this is exactly or what it does because it is a Ford proprietary trade secret but let's just say it makes VTEC look like stone age technology...
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