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Thought I would start a thread on this since they are showing up more and more on BaT. This one appears to be really well done. They left the interior alone.


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If there is a reserve price, I would suggest the current high bid is no where close.
Agree that the swap was done decently, but nothing special. The engine compartment could have been a lot cleaner if they had not mounted the power distribution box the way they did. This was kind of quick and dirty IMO.
I like seeing examples of what others have done as a quide in my own swap.
 

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I dig the hell out of that.
If you like that one, you will love this one. Not a Coyote swap, but what a custom.
 

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If you like that one, you will love this one. Not a Coyote swap, but what a custom.
Oh yeah, I've seen that one before on YouTube. What an amazing build. I like Shoebox Fords anyway, but that one is freakin' amazing.
 

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WOW, just, wow. I feel so bad for that car, it was probably a nice 390 car to start with. The suspension is a mess, whats with that stance if you're NOT going to add four wheel drive ? The hood doesn't close ? The trunk lid is crooked ? I would have to think the builder is embarrassed. If they aren't, they should be. when I looked, the bids were 49K something. Icertainly wouldn't pay you anything CLOSE to that for such a poor job. And whats the fascination with Coyote power ? A Cleveland, and FE, and a Lima can ALL make as much power or more, and they all fit an early Stang a heckuva lot easier ! Expalin Coyote fever, please. LSG
 

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WOW, just, wow. I feel so bad for that car, it was probably a nice 390 car to start with. The suspension is a mess, whats with that stance if you're NOT going to add four wheel drive ? The hood doesn't close ? The trunk lid is crooked ? I would have to think the builder is embarrassed. If they aren't, they should be. when I looked, the bids were 49K something. Icertainly wouldn't pay you anything CLOSE to that for such a poor job. And whats the fascination with Coyote power ? A Cleveland, and FE, and a Lima can ALL make as much power or more, and they all fit an early Stang a heckuva lot easier ! Expalin Coyote fever, please. LSG
I’ll try to explain my rationale. 460hp, 20+ mpg, 7500 rpm, great reliability to 700hp and the same cost as a new 363 from ford stokers. I’m my case I’d want a t56 either way and my shock towers are already gone.
 

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WOW, just, wow. I feel so bad for that car, it was probably a nice 390 car to start with. The suspension is a mess, whats with that stance if you're NOT going to add four wheel drive ? The hood doesn't close ? The trunk lid is crooked ? I would have to think the builder is embarrassed. If they aren't, they should be. when I looked, the bids were 49K something. Icertainly wouldn't pay you anything CLOSE to that for such a poor job. And whats the fascination with Coyote power ? A Cleveland, and FE, and a Lima can ALL make as much power or more, and they all fit an early Stang a heckuva lot easier ! Expalin Coyote fever, please. LSG
People have been repowering old mustangs with new mustang power for decades. The coyote is an amazing powerplant in it's own right and the fact that it powers new mustangs makes it an even cooler powerplant for a classic. Some people don't like the modern smoothness of a 4 cam v8 in a classic, but many do. For me, it's outside my budget for my car due to the surgery required to make it fit, but I still want one.
 

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Angry, I'm just not feeling it on the Coyote. I'm looking at head flow as an easy illustration. 351C-4V- 295~300, do some quick bowl blending and you're at 325. Coyote is 285, alttle porting and you've got 315 cfm. Power potential is roughly 2.2 times cfm for a V8. So.....LOTS of painful surgery to install an engine with LESS power potential than I already have ?? why ?! And thats with old, iron cylinderheads designed in 1968. Some of the newer aluminum heads, like CHI in Australia, flow EVEN MORE. AND they almost drop right into the chassis as it is now. A TKO is also an easy fit. A C, an FE, or a Lima can all be built to spin 7500. Been there, done that. I just don't see the need. A well built early V8, with a lower rpm limit in mind, like 6500 or so, will easily yield a much more driver friendly experience. At least, they do for me. Before I retired, I got to get my hands dirty on all knids of stuff. But we didn't do alot of 4.6 build - ups. Folks just weren't interested. There were a couple, but the only one with close to the power of the early ones was a guy with a supercharger. I'll stick to the mid to late sixties designs, thanks. BUT if I see any cheap coyotes for sale, I'll tell y'all. But I will also try to talk you out of it ! LSG
 

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Angry, I'm just not feeling it on the Coyote. I'm looking at head flow as an easy illustration. 351C-4V- 295~300, do some quick bowl blending and you're at 325. Coyote is 285, alttle porting and you've got 315 cfm. Power potential is roughly 2.2 times cfm for a V8. So.....LOTS of painful surgery to install an engine with LESS power potential than I already have ?? why ?! And thats with old, iron cylinderheads designed in 1968. Some of the newer aluminum heads, like CHI in Australia, flow EVEN MORE. AND they almost drop right into the chassis as it is now. A TKO is also an easy fit. A C, an FE, or a Lima can all be built to spin 7500. Been there, done that. I just don't see the need. A well built early V8, with a lower rpm limit in mind, like 6500 or so, will easily yield a much more driver friendly experience. At least, they do for me. Before I retired, I got to get my hands dirty on all knids of stuff. But we didn't do alot of 4.6 build - ups. Folks just weren't interested. There were a couple, but the only one with close to the power of the early ones was a guy with a supercharger. I'll stick to the mid to late sixties designs, thanks. BUT if I see any cheap coyotes for sale, I'll tell y'all. But I will also try to talk you out of it ! LSG
I am planning on making some long road trips. With a tune, this Gen 3 should be up about 480-500 hp. Planning on making some long road trips and figuring that the smooth idle and expected 25-30 mpg (over 600 pounds less weight than new Mustang) will help me avoid those sideways looks from the wife. Ole F150 with 5.4 I used to have got about 17 if I really feathered the gas. I dreaded every time we stopped for gas because I knew she would have something to say about spending money on that gas hog.
 

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