Published on 2013-05-08
Well Jmac said it best, It's D-day here at LatemodelRestoration.com. We will be installing the 5.0L Ford motor into our SN95 Cobra. This Coyote swap is gettting closer to being fired up for the first time! Follow along in the video as Jmac walks you through our install procedure. We decided to keep the factor k member for this project Mustang.
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Well folks it is D-day on our Bondurant Cobra coyote swap project. We’re finally going to get the motor in the Mustang. Follow along, wew will show you a couple steps it takes to get it in the Stang. Next time you see it it's going to be running!
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Well if you remember, I told you going with the tubular k member was the way to go with this mustang coyote swap. We are stuck on staying with the factory k member that came on this cobra. Well it is fighting us because we can't drop the motor in from the top. The headers and the oil pan are all over everything. So what we're going to have to do is get the Pony up in the air a little bit.
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Drop the k member down so we can put in the motor. Now we're still going to put the motor in from the top, that way you can still do this in your driveway with some jacks, jack stands and an engine hoist. Yeah we're doing this on the lift but it's easy to replicate at home.
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Before we got serious with the dropping in the engine, we pulled out the steering shaft to free up some much-needed room in the engine bay. Once the k member was removed from the car, we lowered the car a little bit and slid the 5.0L engine into the engine bay. we then raised the Pony back up a bit and hung the k member from the motor mounts using the motor mount nuts to hold it in the place.
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Lifting the engine and k member with the engine hoist, we squared the k member into the car and tighten the retaining bolts. We then installed the steering rack and then tightened up the motor mount nuts. And there you go motor in a cobra. Next time you see us, we will have this Mustang running and we'll have some dyno numbers for you. So for all your mustang
coyote swap needs, check out LatemodelRestoration.com