There is no doubt that Ford hit a Home run with the new 5.0L Coyote motor. With its smooth operation, awesome power band and hi-revving capabilities, it’s easy to see why this platform has such a following and is the new standard for performing a motor swap. These motors are being swapped into everything from classic street rods, cobra replica kit cars and of course every mustang platform there is. Ford Racing has stepped up to the plate and has released a few variations of this motor that can easily be delivered to your front door! You can get these motors as stock replacement motors, forged internal ”Aluminator 5.0″ , as well as the amazing Boss 302R engine that is used throughout the Racing circuit. Ford Racing has also developed a “sealed” crate motor specifically designed for the NMRA Coyote Stock racing class.
With all of the excitement that this engine platform has created, the automotive aftermarket has jumped on board as well and developed a complete line of products to go along with it. Many of these parts are designed to make this motor a bolt in type application for the 1979-2004 Mustang Chassis. Not only do they make the swap process easier for the average Joe but they also make more power along the way.
The main thing that makes this engine swap so popular and easy to perform is the Ford Racing Harness & Controls pack. This is a stand alone computer and harness that simply plugs into the motor and runs everything. it really is a s simple as hooking up a fuel supply, power source, and a ground source to get the engine running in your car.
Installing this engine into a 79-95 Mustang will require the use of a K-member that has 4.6L motor mounts. The most common products used are aftermarket Tubular K-member Kits. These K-members along with the Moroso Coyote Swap Oil Pan will allow the motor to bolt into the 1979-2004 Mustang Chassis.
If you are going through the trouble of swapping this motor into a different chassis, more than likely you aren’t going to use the stock style exhaust. BBK offers Swap Headers and Mid-pipes to make life a little easier as well. The BBK Long tube headers are designed specifically for installing the Coyote 5.0L into a 1979-2004 Mustang chassis. Along with the headers, they also offer an Off-Road X-Pipe as well as a Catalytic X-Pipe to connect the headers to whatever cat-back exhaust system you desire.
Connecting up a transmission is a bolt in application as well. There are solutions for both automatic and manual applications. For a manual transmission, Quicktime has a SFI Approve bellhousing designed specifically to mate a modular motor to a the awesome T56 Magnum Transmission. This is great for Fox Body applications which allows the use of factory clutch cable as well as a factory speedometer gear. You can use an 8-bolt flywheel for 1996-2004 Cobra along with any 99-04 Clutch. Automatic applications are a little more involved but still available as a bolt-in kit. Performance Automatic has come out with a 4R70W Street Smart Transmission kit for the 5.0L Coyote engine. This kit comes with a high performance transmission, torque converter, flex plate, and transmission controller. This kit has everything you need to bolt up, install and run a 4R70W transmission behind a 5.0L Engine or Crate motor.
These are just a few of the many Mustang Coyote Swap Parts that are becoming available from the automotive aftermarket. It just keeps getting easier and easier to put a powerful modern drive-train into the extremely popular 1979-2004 Mustang Chassis!