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1972 Mustang Coyote Fastback
1972 Mustang Coyote Fastback - Overview
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Owner : Gayle Force
Data Added : 03-16-2016 - 08:17 PM
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Color : Deep Impact Blue
Engine : Coyote 5.0
Transmission : TKO 600
1972 Mustang Coyote Fastback
It's been awhile since I posted pictures of our '72 Mustang Coyote project. It's slowly starting to go back together again and will hopefully be ready my early July. I have been asked a number of times to post, so here goes.
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1972 Mustang Coyote Fastback - Images
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1972 Mustang Coyote Fastback - Modifications
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1972 Mustang Coyote Fastback - Details
Data Added : 03-16-2016 - 08:17 PM
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Color : Deep Impact Blue
Engine : Coyote 5.0
Transmission : TKO 600


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Just a couple questions? Did you buy the engine and transmission from a salvage vehicle or got with a crate? On the computer to you have to send it off and have them eliminate all the unused stuff to get it to run? Heard they charge a few hundred to do that.
Hard to see in the pics how much shock tower clearance is there? Are you going to run auto cross with it?
I was looking at a Fox body stang with a coyote in it last week at a show here. Could not track down owner to ask questions on the install. Would be great if you could fill us in on what it actually takes to drop one in.
It looks like a really clean build for sure, great job.


When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??
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David
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#3
David, don't know what type installation Gayle Force did, but that's been a very popular engine swap since that engine came out in the 2011 Mustang. With a base nearby and a large local group of dedicated Ford speed freak's, we enjoyed a rather brisk Ford Motorsport business. There is a wire harness (several versions) that was released so this engine could be installed in Rods, Fox Mustang's, etc. It allowed you to have a functioning PCM and retain features such as the electronically shifted transmission, fuel inection, EGO sensors, etc. We even sold one set up to a customer who was building a 427 Cobra replica. Was originally going to use a FE 427 engine but changed his mind after driving a new Mustang GT with the 5.0

Steve

No Officer...I really don't know how fast I was going, my speedometer stopped at 140!
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#4
David,

I will do my best to answer your questions. We purchased the engine, TKO-600, and computer new from Ford. I believe the computer is setup for the coyote install as-is, but I haven’t tried to start the car yet. It’s been a slow summer… Below are a number of links I used to document the build. I also created a “1972 Mustang Coyote Fastback” group on Facebook if your interested. My dad bought the car in the early 80’s. After seeing my ’65 Mustang Restomod, he decided to finish his build after 20 years of sitting with modern technology. I expect to have several updates in the next couple weeks. I would be happy to talk with you about the install. If you are ever in eastern NC, I’m sure my Dad would be happy to show you the car as well. I will be down (live in PA) visiting in two weeks for the National Mustang show in SC.

http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-coyote-install

http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-musta...ion--15257

http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-wheels-on-our-72

http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-72-is...from-paint

http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-72-co...g-progress

If the above links are not detailed enough, I can answer additional questions.

Mike
Lancaster, PA
72 Fastback, Restomod
65 Coupe, Restomod

Follow my build on Facebook @ 1972 Mustang Coyote Fastback
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#5
David,

The build was pretty straight forward and cheaper than installing a worked 347 stroker. I believe the coyote will fit between the shock towers (similar size as a big block), but I can't be sure. We wanted to go with a newer suspension setup. I have seen this engine installed into a fox body, but I have never done one myself.

Regards,

Mike
Lancaster, PA
72 Fastback, Restomod
65 Coupe, Restomod

Follow my build on Facebook @ 1972 Mustang Coyote Fastback
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#6
Has wiring been an issue? I've read on some sites that sensors have problems because it's an older car with a newer engine.
You basically read my mind on the build (but I would delete the stripes).
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#7
(08-17-2017, 07:57 PM)nygriego74 Wrote: Has wiring been an issue? I've read on some sites that sensors have problems because it's an older car with a newer engine.
You basically read my mind on the build (but I would delete the stripes).

nygriego74,

Except for a couple mistakes on our end, the wiring was pretty straight forward. We purchased the crate engine and power pack, which are a matched set. Wiring from the power pack to the cars wiring is very limited and straight forward. 

I believe the issues you referenced happen when you try to use a coyote from a Mustang or F-150. The electronics and wiring requirements on those are much different than the crate models. 

I hope to have a lot of pictures to post on the build shortly. We only have a few weeks before it's shown at Mustang Week.

Thanks for the questions.

Mike
Lancaster, PA
72 Fastback, Restomod
65 Coupe, Restomod

Follow my build on Facebook @ 1972 Mustang Coyote Fastback
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#8
Love your build. The car is going to look fantastic when its all done. Its a shame that video series on the Mustang unlimited website is no more. I guess they went under. That was a damn good tutorial on shoving a coyote into a 71-73 mustang.

Once you finish and can get some time, it would be great if you could go over the details of fitting everything in the engine bay. I would also like your opinion on the rod and custom suspension. The mustang 2 was so terrible, I hope they improved their version of it. The one thing it did do well was steer though. I had a mustang 2 for about 6 months when they first came out. It was my brothers car and he left it at the house when he joined the air force.

I really want to do this conversion at some point in the future. Rack and pinion is the way to go. That coyote is going to be a hell of a tire smoker too. It should be alot of fun. I also want to know what you think of the TMI seats. They look nice, but one problem I have is, Im a big guy. The stock seats with the worn out foam only give me about 2 inches of headroom. I think though with the TMI seats you can adjust the seat back, which would help with that alot. Im just concerned that the added padding and height might put my head thru the roof.
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#9
I found this site that gives assistance to picking the right pieces, too.

http://www.mustangandfords.com/how-to/en...wap-guide/
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(08-17-2017, 10:39 PM)jowens1126 Wrote: " I also want to know what you think of the TMI seats.  They look nice, but one problem I have is, Im a big guy.  The stock seats with the worn out foam only give me about 2 inches of headroom.  I think though with the TMI seats you can adjust the seat back, which would help with that alot.  Im just concerned that the added padding and height might put my head thru the roof."



I'm a big guy, too but in the horizontal direction. I never sat in the car to know the feel but I think I would prefer seats like my '13 Taurus and not a racing seat. LOL... Something more plush I guess you can say.
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I am not tall anymore, just wide. Lol. Now that I'm over 50 I have lost 3 1/2 inches in height, and gained 15 inches in width. Lol

A comfortable seat would be a welcome improvement.
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#12
I wasn’t aware of the Mustang Unlimited video. I spent hours looking at pictures from another build in Georgia. I plan on taking lots of pictrues and posting them here once it’s done. A lot has already be posted between here and Facebook.

I can’t speak for the suspension yet as I have only driven it 100ft out my driveway and back. I do expect it to be better than stock with the coilovers.

As for the TMI seats, my Dad loves them. He’s about 6’2”, 280lbs. We had to cut down the platforms as low as they would go and move them back 2”. The TMI seat mounts were also modified slightly to lower everything. With the original setup, at 6’ 2” my head hit the headliner. With modifications, it’s perfect.

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Mike
Lancaster, PA
72 Fastback, Restomod
65 Coupe, Restomod

Follow my build on Facebook @ 1972 Mustang Coyote Fastback
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