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What is a Modular motor by ford

Just curious what a modular motor is by ford. Is this a catchy term to advertize there motor. Thanks Ed ke6bnl

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Its like there 4.6L v8, it doesnt have a distributor. Very smooth powerband.
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heres a discussion on them..... click
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modular is ford's term for were not sure what we are doing.
im just kidding all you ford lovers out there just trying to lighten up the mood.
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the 4.6 and 5.4 are both mod motors that i know of...ford calls all their non pushrod motors mod motors i think
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off the top of my head, there is a v6 mod motor, a v8 mod motor, and a v10 mod motor, just siamesed block design, heads, cranks, etc... etc...
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off the top of my head, there is a v6 mod motor, a v8 mod motor, and a v10 mod motor, just siamesed block design, heads, cranks, etc... etc...

Is siamesed bores a good thing or a bad thing?
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From what I've seen, a "mod motor" can be described as any Ford offering that is an Overhead Cam design.
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the modular motor means that parts can be interchange between fords other modular motors to save on building costs becuase they dont need to make specific parts for each engine, ie 4.6 and 5.4. read the thread that crazy larry posted, it explains it in much more detail.
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Thanks for the info and the site, well I think I have an better understanding and I guess I am not the only one confused on this issue Ed ke6gnl
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by saimesed, i mean you could take a cylinder, set it next to another, and another, etc,etc, and expand as much as you wanted, like the modular building analogy, basic principle involved there.......theoretically, you could section together a motor as big as you wanted....... i wish i was a mechanical engineer..... wheres Willys or Chuck when you need them?
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And they can use the same tooling for all the motors.
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