coyote swap fitment issues.. 96gt 5speed

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what has to change mechanically, to swap a 2v to a coyote.
I will discuss electrical issues later.

k-member
oil pan
hydro boost brakes
valve covers
exhaust manifold
alternator, ps pump, AC
flywheel
needs oil cooler?
mini-starter
steering column issues
what else won't fit?

don't want cutting or grinding.
some other-forum discussion seems
really old.
I assume the engine and tranny are
dropped out the bottom with car
on lift.

thanks
 

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This is the “easiest” way to swap engines. I’ll come up with a better response but, for now, this thread is for you!

 

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what has to change mechanically, to swap a 2v to a coyote.
I will discuss electrical issues later.

k-member
oil pan
hydro boost brakes
valve covers
exhaust manifold
alternator, ps pump, AC
flywheel
needs oil cooler?
mini-starter
steering column issues
what else won't fit?

don't want cutting or grinding.
some other-forum discussion seems
really old.
I assume the engine and tranny are
dropped out the bottom with car
on lift.

thanks

This is a brief overview of what you’re asking:

1. There are no cam cover clearance issues with the 96-04 hydroboost.

2. Exhaust

You will need to source a set of Coyote swap headers or make your own. It’s much easier to just spend the money and move forward.

3. You can reuse the factory modular starter.

4. Engine accessories

I personally have a Mustang timing cover with a 2015-2017 Mustang GT alternator in the OEM spot, my stock 96-04 Mustang AC compressor on the passenger side using a “Power by the Hour” bracket and I’m using a Volvo electric power steering setup.

The easiest and most expensive way is to use the “Power by the Hour bracket” and it keeps most of your engine accessories in their respective locations. The alternator is flipped around and goes on the passenger side.

5. Oil Pan

Stock Coyote pan doesn’t work with the OEM k-member unless you bitch the pan.

6. Flywheel

Use a 96-04 Cobra (eight bolt) flywheel and clutch combo

7. Transmission

Oh, you can use the stock transmission but it won’t be happy forever

8. Steering column

Assuming you meant the steering shaft in the engine bay I believe you’ll be just fine. I’m using the MM part and it’s perfect.

9. Oil cooler

You don’t NEED an oil cooler but it’s a good idea if you plan to drive the car hard.
 
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This is a brief overview of what you’re asking:

1. There are no cam cover clearance issues with the 96-04 hydroboost.

2. Exhaust

You will need to source a set of Coyote swap headers or make your own. It’s much easier to just spend the money and move forward.

3. You can reuse the factory modular starter.

4. Engine accessories

I personally have a Mustang timing cover with a 2015-2017 Mustang GT alternator in the OEM spot, my stock 96-04 Mustang AC compressor on the passenger side using a “Power by the Hour” bracket and I’m using a Volvo electric power steering setup.

The easiest and most expensive way is to use the “Power by the Hour bracket” and it keeps most of your engine accessories in their respective locations. The alternator is flipped around and goes on the passenger side.

5. Oil Pan

Stock Coyote pan doesn’t work with the OEM k-member unless you bitch the pan.

6. Flywheel

Use a 96-04 Cobra (eight bolt) flywheel and clutch combo

7. Transmission

Oh, you can use the stock transmission but it won’t be happy forever

8. Steering column

Assuming you meant the steering shaft in the engine bay I believe you’ll be just fine. I’m using the MM part and it’s perfect.

9. Oil cooler

You don’t NEED an oil cooler but it’s a good idea if you plan to drive the car hard.
thank you for thoughtful reply

my current thinking is to purchase g3 crate engine.
what aftermarket k-member would be best for
easiest installation?
I don't want to change the oil-pan
that comes with the crate engine
 

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thank you for thoughtful reply

my current thinking is to purchase g3 crate engine.
what aftermarket k-member would be best for
easiest installation?
I don't want to change the oil-pan
that comes with the crate engine

Well, I can vouch for Maximum Motorsports and BMR from personal experience. The BMR will allow you to retain the factory type coil spring setup whereas the MM setup must use coil overs.

@lwarrior1016 can offer greater insight to the BMR setup.
 

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^ they the coyote knowledge base here. I can give a little bit of info to help you get sub 10sec quarter mile times if you go that route, but the car becomes a trailer queen.
 
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a major concern of mine is engine control computer
and PATS.

is this possible?
use FRPP ecu.

leave existing computer in place, with steering column key
to turn on/off the fuel pump.

add new switches for 'run' and 'starter'
inside cabin

car has ABS and airbags
?speedo is mechanically driven off tranny?

other gauge issues can be worked out later.
does the engine computer need to know if the
A/C is on?
 

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I run both the OEM 96 Cobra ECU for the body and the Coyote ECU for the Coyote. Keep in mind that the Coyote ECU only cares about the motor, it can't really do much else. In the 11-14 control packs, they almost made provisions for A/C control but at some point later in the development stage they abandoned it, so don't think just because there's an A/C light on the power distro box that it'll work. They wised up in Gen 2 (15-17) and didn't even give you the notion that it would be there.

The control pack does give you the option to have it provide fuel pump power, which is the recommended option. But have it trigger a relay which in turn powers the pump just to be on the safe side because it'll only provide so many amps total.

I'm not sure about gen 1 control packs, but gen 2 and later will provide for remote start as well as touch-start (instead of only having your OEM ignition cylinder method).

I'm quite happy with my old school method of using my keyed ignition cylinder to trigger the starter motor. No action is needed on your part to keep it this way (the Coyote and its control pack is a separate system this way).

PATS does not care or even know about the Yote and its control pack, and vice versa. Door locks, alarm system, starter disable is all retained and no change to anything is necessary. Same with ABS and airbags.

I could be wrong but I don't think any SN95 has a cable speedo, they should be all VSS based. There's a sensor right off the trans that sends speed signals to the gauge.

The gen 1 control pack provides a OEM gauge compatible tach signal. Gen 2 and later do not and you must utilize a tach adapter or Dakota Digital's awesome SGI-BT 1000 box.
 

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