Coyote 5.0 Engine Swap....in a Thunderbird

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  1. OxmanWI

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    This is one of my favorite forums to get info and help from awesome members, thought I'd share my Coyote swap project. I know it's not a SN95 but a Ford non the less. Using a 2013 Mustang Coyote with 26K with Ford Racing controller pack. I ready have a built-up 4r70w with a Circle D TC, Lantech MVB, Hurst shifter. Alternator and power steering bracket kit from Power by the Hour. Keeping the IRS with 4.10 gears. Coyote flange MN12 kooks headers. Brand new AJE tubular k member. Dyno tune sometime this sping. Lots of pictures to share!






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    Test fit

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    I bought turbo exhaust flanges from JEGS and the diameter of the port holes were 1.75". My MN12 Kooks headers have the 1.50" primary. I bought a steel tube from a welding shop with an OD of 1.75" and an ID of 1.50" perfect, only $5, they were going to scrap it. I cut the steel tube into 8 rings to have welded in the flange so I could match the 1.50" primary. I than had the headers welded on top of the flange. I just got them back this week and did a test fit, they are golden. The driver side is a little tight but it will work. I also had a extra O2 bung welded in for my wideband. So they are done for the most part, I just got them back from the machine shop. After all the welding, the heat will warp the flange, so I had them flatten the mounting side. Next week I'm having them ceramic coated.


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    The oil pan.




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    These are for Cobra rotors in the rear. I also did a Mustang 4.50 hub swap and bought new UHMW knuckle and lower arm bushings for the rear. New Cobra rotors and pads, braided brakes lines, Reman Corvette calipers, Reman rear T-Bird calipers and wheel spacers for Mustang rims.


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    Man these are cool! Can't wait to have these in. The speedo is GPS, no VSS to plug into. Turn signal and flash built in. Made in the USA.


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  3. OxmanWI

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    Used some silly puddy to see what the clearence from the bottom of the sump.


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    2011+ Mustang 5.0 the oil adapter


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    Headers and oil pan, coming together!


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    Since this is a full manual I have to wire buttons for the TC lock up and overdrive. I'll probably wire the red button on the hurst as the overdrive and put a button on the center console dash for the lock up.



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    I bought this 1/4 steel plate 12x4" to mount the hurst shifter. Drilled the holes and mounted nice a strong.




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    I had to cut a little tab out in the front, not bad.


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    Nice build! High quality parts too. Can't wait to see the finished product, is this going to be a sleeper or track car?

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    Holy hell, I love where this is going. Big fan of the T-Birds. Had an 84. Blew the engine and had to get rid of it being I didn't know how to work on it. If only I had it now it be a bad mofo. Hats off to you friend.
     
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    Damn that is going to be awesome! Should be a blast to drive around
     
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    Thank you I was just looking over your build thread, that is bad ass mustang, I like the cowl hood. Just a street car. I was going to ask, did you make the power steering bracket?
     
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    Thanks for the kind words OxmanWI, I used PBTH power steering pump bracket, the reservoir bracket is a custom aluminum piece that attaches to the coyote's timing cover and fits pretty good. I did not want to lose PS as this is my grocery getter (daily).
    Your manual shifted auto threw me off as far as a street car. Ive seen a 5.0 swapped BMW but not a late model T-bird. Keep up the great work!

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    Awesome stuff! In for more updates!
     
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    This is great, excited to see the finished product!
     
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    I got the headers back from ceramic coating. The valve covers back from powder coating. I'm hoping mid May or June 1st for a start up.


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    Those valve cover look soooo good.
     
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    Wow, this is a badass build.
     
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    Dude this is so awesome!

    This build will probably help several Mustang guys drop in since it's still ultimately a 4.6 to 5.0 swap.

    I love it. Great parts list, great progress so far. I wish I could see it in person!
     
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    Those headers turned out great! To bad they are tucked away. Ive been poking at a set of coyote headers evolving them into 5.4l swap headers. Your build has inspired a few ideas for me. Thanks
     
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    who did you use for the ceramic coating?
     
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    Looks awesome!! I had 2 built supercoupes and would love to of done a swap like this.

    Thunderbirds just ride so nice and smooth compared to our stangs


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    Little update:


    A few weeks ago I got the transmission back.


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    The engine and transmission are in the car for good, I did that a week ago or so.


    Today I was able to put in the headers and starter. Tomorrow I'm hoping to start more on the wiring and install the radiator and fan. More to come!


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    lol tight squeeze on that steering shaft!
     
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    Holy smokes! How did I miss this thread!?!?

    You are doing some awesome work with this thing. Great job man, keep us updated.