To bad the 4.7's been discontinued.
I think the 8sp would of been a great upgrade to the little motor.
Best of both worlds ,lots of torque multiplication in the first couple of gears,with the ability to cruise at a decent rpm.
Another dream would of been to see the 4.7 get a pair of small turbo's.
It would turn the motor into a torque monster for it's cubes,and still have the ability to get decent milege.
I have to admit,for a glorified 283,lol,they pull good.
But i drove 78 460's,they'd spin tires,wouldn't pass a gas station though,lol.
I owned a 76 F-150 with a 460/early 429 timing chain set/and a pair of blackjack headers,the truck would literally sit in one spot spinning the tires when you hammered it from a dead stop.
Greatest grin creating truck i ever owned,lol
Wicked for doing high school parking lot burn-outs
But it'd wear a set of tires out in a summer,lol