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Old 05-05-2016, 01:03 PM   #1
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2002 Mustang GT Rebuild

I recently purchased this vehicle as a project car. I am looking to do a complete overhaul of this car. I am in the process of removing everything from the car and getting the car sandblasted and painted.

I am looking for opinions on which is a better idea. To have a machine shop build the 4.6L SOHC motor with TrickFlow top end kit. Or to buy the ford Coyote 5.0L crate engine. If choosing the Coyote 5.0 what would you do with clutch/transmission/ and Rear.

Everything right now is stock on the car but I will be replacing everything as we reassemble.
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Coyote swap would be awesome.

3.73 gears for the rear and you have a real runner on your hands.

IMO, nothing sounds as good as our 2v cars with a set of chambered mufflers though. Something to consider.


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Coyote swap would be awesome.

3.73 gears for the rear and you have a real runner on your hands.

IMO, nothing sounds as good as our 2v cars with a set of chambered mufflers though. Something to consider.


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What else should I do to the rebuild if I were to go that route? I wouldn't mind keeping the engine I am just looking for overall performance.
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Overall performance is going to be easiest with a new 5.0 engine.

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Price is not really an issue. I am looking this to be a toy. But I want to be within reason. I don't want to foolishly spend.
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Just remember that with an engine swap a new wiring harness will be needed. Our cars are all computer controlled.

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Just remember that with an engine swap a new wiring harness will be needed. Our cars are all computer controlled.

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I found a couple sites running a pretty good deal coyote 5.0 with harness for 7,500
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I found a couple sites running a pretty good deal coyote 5.0 with harness for 7,500
I hope that engine is already built with a healthy amount of HP.

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I hope that engine is already built with a healthy amount of HP.

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it is fully assembled turn key. 430hp 400lb/ft.
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Coyote is the better choice seeing cash is not an issue!..


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it is fully assembled turn key. 430hp 400lb/ft.
If you have the money now I believe Ford Racing is selling coyote crate motors with the control pack for $6,600. I believe it lasts til the end of the month. $7,500 is the typical price for it.

What is your overall goal for the car? A coyote swap is a badass project but it's not cheap by any means.
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I found a couple sites running a pretty good deal coyote 5.0 with harness for 7,500
That s not bad. I was thinking a 5.0 coyote engine with harness would be more money.

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If you have the money now I believe Ford Racing is selling coyote crate motors with the control pack for $6,600. I believe it lasts til the end of the month. $7,500 is the typical price for it.

What is your overall goal for the car? A coyote swap is a badass project but it's not cheap by any means.
That is a great deal I will have to look at fords site. My overall goal is a car that has a lot of go but can be a daily driver. Want to run completely on pump gas/street legal.
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Coyote swap would be awesome.

3.73 gears for the rear and you have a real runner on your hands.

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Do you think 3.73 gears would be better the 4.1?
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Either would perform well.

Depends on your driving style - long trips, around town, etc.

Im going to put 4.10s in my 2v car when I re-gear.

I know the performance pack Coyote cars with factory 3.73s absolutely haul a$$!


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If I were doing a Coyote swap into my '04 GT!.. I would do 3:55s but no more than 3:73!.. Remember, our SN95 platform cars are about almost 400 lbs lighter than the S197 platform!..


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Either would perform well.

Depends on your driving style - long trips, around town, etc.

Im going to put 4.10s in my 2v car when I re-gear.

I know the performance pack Coyote cars with factory 3.73s absolutely haul a$$!


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Thanks for the input I think I am going to go with the 3.73s. I will start posting pics and progress as I begin.
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If I were doing a Coyote swap into my '04 GT!.. I would do 3:55s but no more than 3:73!.. Remember, our SN95 platform cars are about almost 400 lbs lighter than the S197 platform!..


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That is a good point. I am doing the Coyote Oil pan swap so I will fit on the stock K member. What are your thoughts about suspension?
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That is a good point. I am doing the Coyote Oil pan swap so I will fit on the stock K member. What are your thoughts about suspension?

Control arms, both upper and lower are a must on these cars!.. And anything to brace the chassis such as, front and rear strut tower bars, sub frame connectors!..


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If your pockets are that deep and you are doing a Coyote swap... why not just buy a 11+ Coyote? Already done and much more capable platform.

If you love the New Edge look then you can get a Terminator for the same price. I dunno. You'll spend just as much or more doing a Coyote swap to a New Edge including the cost of the car.
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If your pockets are that deep and you are doing a Coyote swap... why not just buy a 11+ Coyote? Already done and much more capable platform.

If you love the New Edge look then you can get a Terminator for the same price. I dunno. You'll spend just as much or more doing a Coyote swap to a New Edge including the cost of the car.
I have this car already and I want to do something with it. The motor in it now (4.6l) is on its last leg. So I figured why not do something with. I went to a local machine shop to see if they can rebuild the engine and for the price he quoted me I would rather spend the money getting the new engine. Trust me if there is a cheaper option I am all open to any suggestions.
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Hey if he has the funds to do a coyote swap let the man do it. I think it's about time we have a coyote swap build around here 👏🏼
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Hey if he has the funds to do a coyote swap let the man do it. I think it's about time we have a coyote swap build around here 👏🏼
I am going for it. Lol its going to be a lot more then I originally thought but we will see how it goes! I am going to document it as I go in a new thread.
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