Project Coyote Swap: Introduction

Posted 4/2/2013 by Jonathan McDonald

LatemodelRestoration.com Mustang Coyote Swap Project: What parts do you need for the swap video. We will be covering the major ideas you need to do a Coyote Motor Swap into a Fox Body Mustang & SN95 Mustang. Follow along in this multi-part series of videos and tech to learn all about Mustang Coyote Swaps.

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Scott Hubbard, long time friend of LatemodelRestoration.com President Shannon Guderian, approached us with a problem. The track car he maintains and drives, owned by Warren Hall and sponsored by LatemodelRestoration.com, had just laid it's 32V 4.6L powerplant to rest. Unfortunately, a connecting rod broke and the aluminum block now had a nice new external window for added ventilation. A problem indeed.

The car in question is a 1997 Mustang Cobra that started out life as a white exterior/tan interior coupe. Before it was delivered to its first owner it was painted orange, received a vinyl decal treatment, and was treated to a host of suspension and safety mods. Why would someone do this? Well, if you were the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving, you wouldn't know any other way. After the cars tenure at Bondurant it was sold off and turned into a full fledged track car. The original B-head 4.6L 32V gave up the ghost and was replaced with a C-head 4.6L 32V out of an 03-04 Mach 1. Eventually it was up for sale again, which is where Warren, Scott, and LatemodelRestoration.com entered the picture. For years, the #75 Bondurant Cobra performed flawlessly. As with all good things though, an end is inevitable.


So, that brings us back to the broken engine. What to do? Obviously, a new engine was in order. The problem was whether to replace the 4.6L with another 4.6L, or do something different. A pushrod motor was considered, but ultimately we landed on a Ford Racing Coyote 5.0L TiVCT. The allure of 400+ potential horsepower with stock reliability and driveability were just a few of the deciding factors. The fact that we could retain the existing k-member, clutch, flywheel, and transmission were huge pluses as well.

Now we know what we wanted to do, but what would we need to do it and how long would it take? The "what do we need" list started out looking like the one below.

  1. M-6007-M50 - Ford Racing Mustang 5.0L Coyote Crate Engine
  2. M-6017-A504V - Ford Racing Mustang 5.0L Coyote Crate Engine Control Pack
  3. M-9680-M50 - Ford Racing 5.0L Coyote Crate Engine Cover Kit
  4. M-8600-M50B - Ford Racing 5.0L Coyote Crate Engine Alternator Kit
  5. M-8511-M50BR - Ford Racing 5.0L Coyote Crate Engine Power Steering Pump Bracket
  6. SVE 1979-2004 Mustang Coyote Swap Control Pack Pedal Mounting Bracket
  7. Moroso - 20571 - 1979-2010 Mustang Coyote Swap Engine Oil Pan
  8. BBK - 16430 - 1979-2004 Mustang Coyote Swap Ceramic Coated Long Tube Headers
  9. BBK - 1787 - 1979-2004 Mustang Coyote Swap Off-Road X-pipe

On the question of how long will it take, well, we're about to find out. Stay tuned for Part Two, and be sure to check out our complete offering of Mustang Coyote Swap Parts.

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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
0:00:01 - 0:00:13
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

0:00:13 - 0:00:25
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.

0:00:36 - 0:00:44
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.

0:00:44 - 0:00:54
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

0:00:54 - 0:01:07
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.

0:01:33 - 0:01:48
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

Project Coyote Swap: Introduction Tech Info

These Coyote Swap parts are intended to help you swap a Ford 5.0L Coyote Motor into the following year model Mustangs: 1979 (79) - 1980 (80) - 1981 (81) - 1982 (82) - 1983 (83) - 1984 (84) - 1985 (85) - 1986 (86) - 1987 (87) - 1988 (88) - 1989 (89) - 1990 (90) - 1991 (91) - 1992 (92) - 1993 (93) - 1994 (94) - 1995 (95) - 1996 (96) - 1997 (97) - 1998 (98) - 1999 (99) - 2000 (00) - 2001 (01) - 2002 (02) - 2003 (03) - 2004 (04)