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Allright, here goes. First of all, I want to say what a great resource the VMF is, and seems to be a really fun community that I'm glad to be a part of. I have learned a lot reading through old threads, etc. Thanks in advance to all of the help and support!



I had a '67 Cougar XR7 in college, 289ci, 2bbl, C4. I got married, had kids, sold the Cougar and drove a '88 Nissan Sentra. Fast forward 25'ish years and bought a '67 Cougar base 390 locally. A family friend bought a place 10 min away with a 25' x 40' barn and was kind enough to share. We bought a big compressor and some toolboxes, ran air lines, and 2.5 yr later I am making progress.


I'll start with some pics of when I got it.
 

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I love the Old Cats. All the work for the SOHC small displacement engine that is so wide is more than I would wanna do when I could build and hide a wicked stroker between those sexy towers. Always wanted a black 67 or 68... Have fun ! !
 
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I bought a Hobart 140 on the recommendation of a friend at work and went to work. I started on the rear floor, then the fronts, and added the torque box on the RH side. Installed the NPD 'vert style seat pan, which may be a PITA later.
 

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Just like with installing a Coyote, you will need to eliminate the shock towers. I put a 4.6L DOHC into a Factory Five Cobra replica. It just barely fit, but I loved the way that engine reved. Look carefully at the available Coyote swap components, see if you can find one that will accept the larger Mustang Cobra brakes. The beauty of the Factory Five was that the kit was designed to use most of the drivetrain components.

Hopefully you got the computer, harness, tank, and other electronic modules with it. Having all the parts from one donor will make the installation much easier. That said, you will still need a programmer to remove the PATS.

Another resource for transplanting the 4.6 is the FFcars.com forum. Many people used these engines before the Coyote became available.
 

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Rear seat closeout panel & daze cars subframe connectors. I have added fasteners along the sides of the panel, just no pics.
 

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9" rear rebuild, kept 28 spline axles, tru-trac with 3.73 gears. My first rear end setup, was pretty cool. I watched some you-tube & bought a book, it went better than I thought. I guess I'll find out how well it really went once it's moving under it's own power.
 

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Just like with installing a Coyote, you will need to eliminate the shock towers. I put a 4.6L DOHC into a Factory Five Cobra replica. It just barely fit, but I loved the way that engine reved. Look carefully at the available Coyote swap components, see if you can find one that will accept the larger Mustang Cobra brakes. The beauty of the Factory Five was that the kit was designed to use most of the drivetrain components.

Hopefully you got the computer, harness, tank, and other electronic modules with it. Having all the parts from one donor will make the installation much easier. That said, you will still need a programmer to remove the PATS.

Another resource for transplanting the 4.6 is the FFcars.com forum. Many people used these engines before the Coyote became available.

yes, thanks! planning on Ron Francis wiring harness & engine harness, plus they can do the PATS delete, post-cat O2 sensor delete, I think. I did not get the computer, but I have seen several available & I think I know the numbers that I need.
 

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Been a while... lots of busy weekends. Looking for a new house, looking to downsize. Put an offer on a new place with a 3 car age plus a 30 x 40 shop! Just gotta sell this house... really not much fun.


brake master cylinder is kind of tight to the motor, but i have about an inch clearance. I used the copper-nickel line, was real easy to form & flare. I'm using rivnuts and cushioned p-clamps to support the lines.
 

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Something to consider would be to update your engine to the coil on plug setup of the later DOHC engine. Since you do not have the computer, maybe buying one for the later 2003-2004 engines would be an option. On one of the factory five forums, a guy did this for his Cobra. My 4.6L DOHC was from a 2004 Mach 1 with COP, so I had this out of the gate. The COP would not add much in HP, but it sure cleans up the engine.
 
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