Fox Body Mustang Engine Swap Guide

Posted 2/21/2014 by Jeff Jimenez

You will find all of the tech and information you need to do the most popular engine swaps on your Fox Body Mustang. Whether you are looking to do a 351W big block swap or a new 5.0L Coyote Engine Swap, we have you covered with all of the tech you need!

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Performance automotive enthusiasts have been doing motor swaps since the early days. One of the easiest ways to make more power is to go with more displacement. Some of the earliest motor swaps for Fox Body Mustangs were the 351W swaps. Now-a-days you have several more options with the introduction of the Ford Racing Controls Pack. This has opened the doors to 5.0L Coyote Engine Swaps and 4.6L 3V modular engine swaps.

Here at LatemodelRestoration.com we have all of the tech you need to make an educated decision on what motor swap is best for your Fox Body Mustang. We have two project car builds that feature the Ford Racing Controls Pack options. The first being our Project Coyote Swap. While this swap was done on a SN95 Cobra Mustang, all the steps are exactly the same for the Fox Body. The same goes for our 3V Mod Motor Swap Fairmont. The Fairmont is a Fox Body platform vehicle that is the exact same as your Mustang.

We also have an easy to follow 351W swap article that will walk you through the major components and steps you need to take to do a big block swap in your Fox Body Mustang. If you feel you have any further questions you can always pick up the phone and give one of our customer service reps a call!


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Project Coyote Swap: Introduction

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Published on 2013-04-02
Coyote swap for your Fox Body Mustang or SN95 Mustang is not has hard as it seems. With some automotive know-how and a few parts from companies like SVE, Ford Racing, BBK and Moroso you can start one of these 5.0 Coyote swap projects. In this video Jmac will go over some of the required engine swap parts needed when installing a Ford 5.0 liter Coyote motor in your foxbody Mustang or SN-95 Mustang. In our Project Coyote Swap we used the following parts:

MUSTANG FORD RACING 5.0L COYOTE CRATE ENGINE M-6007-M50
2011-14 MUSTANG FORD RACING 5.0L CRATE ENGINE CONTROL PACK M-6017-A504V
2011-14 MUSTANG FORD RACING 5.0L ENGINE COVER KIT M-9680-M50
1979-04 MUSTANG COYOTE SWAP PEDAL BRACKET SVE-9729PB
1979-04 MUSTANG BBK CERAMIC COYOTE 5.0L SWAP FULL LENGTH HEADERS BBK-16340
2011-2012 MUSTANG FORD RACING 5.0L CRATE ENGINE BOSS 302 ALTERNATOR KIT, M-8600-M50BALT
MUSTANG FORD RACING POWER STEERING PUMP BRACKET FOR 5.0L CRATE ENGINE M-8511-M50BR
1979-10 MUSTANG 5.0L COYOTE SWAP OIL PAN MOR-20571

See more parts click here: Mustang Coyote Swap Parts
Transcript
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Back in December of 1996 of very unassuming white 1997 Mustang SVT Cobra would sattle tan interior rolled off the assembly line on its way to its new home. It made a few stops getting some modifications and a bright orange paint

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job where eventually it landed in Arizona at the legendary firebird raceway with the Bob Bondurant school of high-performance driving. There it would serve its first part of life

0:00:25 - 0:00:36
as a teaching tool for drivers to hone their skills on the race track. When its tenure was done like all of its brothers and sisters this SVT Cobra was sold off to either private collectors enthusiast or other racers.

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Now a lot of these cars turned into full-fledged race cars just like this one. Some were put into bubbles fully restored and some returned to street duty.

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This SVT Cobra has seen many miles on many tracks across the USA and is currently owned by warren hall and driven and maintained by scott hubbard sponsored by LatemodelRestoration.com

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Now scott is one of the few people credited with fueling Shannon's fire when it came to his passion for mustangs. When they came into possession of this Mustang it already had seen 1997 SVT cobra motor long gone

0:01:07 - 0:01:21
In its place was an 03-04 Mustang Mach 1 motor which recently gave up the ghost, broke a rod and ventilated the block. So the decision we were faced with was replace the motor with what came out or upgrade and BOOM Mustang coyote swap.

0:01:21 - 0:01:33
What we have here is all the pertinent parts needed to convert this Mustang from a ho-hum 300 rear wheel horsepower Mustang to a road race rage inducing 400+ rear wheel horsepower.

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The heart and soul of this coyote swap is the ford racing m-6007-m50 5.0 liter coyote crate engine. This Ford Racing Crate engine is the same one found in every mustang GT produced from 2011 till today.

0:01:48 - 0:01:57
We already have it covered up with the ford racing engine cover set. Laying in front of it is the Ford Racing engine control package (M-6017-A504V) that will allow this coyote engine to run.

0:01:57 - 0:02:11
Right next to it is the alternator accessory drive package (M-8600-M50BALT). A Moroso oil pan will allow this motor to bolt right into the factory 4.6L k member. BBK ceramic coated coyote swap headers (BBK-16340) and their matching offroad x pipe (BBK-1787)

0:02:11 - 0:02:29
will tie the exhausted to the cat-back. ford racing also supplied the power steering bracket (M-8511-M50BR)that way you can maintain the power steering and one of the other neat parts is the SVE pedal bracket mount bracket (SVE-9729PB) that will allow control pack pedal assembly to mount right into the Mustang floor board.

0:02:29 - 0:02:43
Where i'm sitting is going to be the future home of that ford racing coyote motor. Now subscriber to our YouTube channel because we're gonna keep you updated as our coyote swap progresses and for all of your coyote swap needs - check out LatemodelRestoration.com

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