Published on 2013-04-22
In this update, Jmac shows you everything you need to do before you can install the Coyote motor into your SN-95 or Fox Body Mustang. He covers topics such as tubular k members. If you have a 96-04 Mustang with a 4.6L engine already in your Mustang then you can use your stock k member. Jmac shows you what clearance issues you will have if you use a stock k member with long tube headers.
In this Mustang Coyote Swap, we used a set of BBK Coyote swap long tube headers. They will be later mated up to a BBK Coyote Swap off-road x pipe. We also address motor mounts need for a engine swap like this. We used a set of factory 96-04 4.6L motor mounts. The next major component needed to do a Coyote Swap in a Fox or SN95 Mustang is an oil pan. We turned to Moroso and used their Coyote Swap oil pan. It did have to have minor modification to clear the long tube headers.
Lastly we used a Quick Time bell-housing to install our Tremec 3550 transmission to the Coyote engine. Jmac goes over some of the minor modifications needed to make a Tremec transmission work in your Coyote swap.
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Quick coyote swap update on our 1997 Bondurant Cobra. We are almost ready to drop the motor into place but I want to touch on a few of the modifications we had to make along the way first and foremost if you're doing this swap we highly recommend using a tubular k member using a stock a member causes you few issues.
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Here's what they are: in using a stock k member you are going have long tube header clearance issues also because you using a stock k member you will need to use a Moroso oil pan. This oil pan does not clear the BBK long tube headers. We had to have the corner of ours modified to clear the header tub. We are running a Tremec 3550 transmission in this Mustang.
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To mate it up to the coyote you're going to be using the Quick Time bell housing. We are also using a standard issue 96-04 Mustang eight bolt aluminum flywheel and an 11" clutch we are also using a standard issue 96-04 4.6L starter. For motor mounts we are using standard issue 96-04 4.6L motor mounts bolt right to the block no modification needed.
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Because we're using a 4.6L modular bell housing on this coyote motor we had to enlarge the hole around the crank area so the backing plate would clear the reluctor ring and crank trigger. We had to shave down the dowel pins in the block to the same thinness as the backing plate in the Quick Time bell housing.
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We are going ahead and get the flywheel, clutch, bell-housing installed on the motor. That way we can put this engine in that way we can show you how that goes next.
LatemodelRestoration.com Mustang Coyote Swap: Long Tube Header, oil pan & transmission install video. We have a few things that need to be highlighted before we can install the Ford 5.0L Coyote Engine into the Bondurant SVT Cobra.