With the old motor out of the way, it is time to start our Mustang Coyote swap! If you saw our Project Coyote Swap Introduction, then you know we will be installing the Ford 5.0L Coyote motor
into the LatemodelRestoration.com 97 Cobra Bondurant race car. Being that this is a race car, we do have a few less accessories to worry about compared to your standard street Fox Body
or SN-95 Mustang
but we will cover all the major steps needed to do this swap on your own. One of the first and most important pieces to this swap is to install the Ford Racing Controls Pack M-6017-A504V.
Ford Racing did an amazing job with their Control Pack. This kits help make the Coyote Swap a do-it-yourself project that can be done in your own garage. The FRPP Control Pack includes PCM (ECU) with a Ford Racing calibration, electronic throttle control (drive by wire) accelerator pedal, complete wiring harness, OBD-II diagnostic data port, power distribution module, air intake tube, intake box, MAF sensor and HEGO sensors. This swap does require a return style fuel system and will not work with returnless fuel systems seen on 99-04 Mustangs. If you are doing this on a 99-04 Mustang with returnless style fuel system you will need to convert to return style system.
The Ford Racing Control Pack wiring harness is clearly labeled with plenty of information and wiring diagrams included in the instructions. Built into the wiring harness are connections for all the included hardware and the non-included hardware such as alternator, cooling fan, starter solenoid and more. Again, FRPP made this control pack as user friendly as you can possibly make it. All you have to do is follow along in the included instructions and you will find that the wiring is a cakewalk. In watching the video you will see that we located the OBD-II port in the engine bay for easy access being that the Mustang used for racing (this may change as we continue the build). We also mounted the PCM in the engine bay to keep it as protected as possible. We also used the SVE Coyote Swap Pedal Bracket ( SVE-9729PB) to easily mount the Ford Racing accelerator pedal into our Fox Mustang or SN95 Mustang.
With the wiring harness and PCM in place it was time to address the fuel system needs. Again the Ford Racing instructions do a great job highlighting all the fuel systems modifications you need to start your Coyote motor up! The PCM is calibrated for return style fuel system with a 55 psi delta fuel pressure across the injector. This means you will need a fuel pressure regulator that will allow you to maintain 55 psi at the fuel rail with the engine off. You will also need an AN fuel rail adaptor (RUS-640853) to connect the fuel rail to the fuel system. Ford Racing states that the fuel pump requirements are 155 L/Hr minimum at 55psi. If you need to upgrade your Mustang fuel pump, check out our Mustang Fuel System Tech YouTube Playlist
. There you will find all the Mustang tech you need to remove your fuel tank, install new fuel pump and plenty more!
We have now completed the installation of the Ford Racing Controls Pack and setting up our return style fuel system. With these steps down and behind us we can now turn to the fun part that we know you all have been waiting to see – installing the motor. This next section will be a big update so hang tight as we prepare to answer more of your Mustang Coyote Swap questions!
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