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Coyote install in a 1973 Fastback.
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I’m thinking about doing a 5.0 coyote install in my 1973 Mustang. Has anyone done that and know what it takes? I will buy a engine and tranny together with all nessecary harness. But what else does it takes to make it possible, do I need to delete the shock towers or is it possible to install it without deleting them? 

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I don't think they will need to be deleted, but may need some massaging. The Ford Racing catalog says they are 28 inches wide, Hot Rod magazine says 29 inches wide. The 429 is 27 inches wide. They are about 1 inch taller than a 429.

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https://www.hotrod.com/articles/hrdp-130...wap-guide/
https://www.hotrod.com/articles/hrdp-130...de-part-2/



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#3
Some things I noticed...
1) Oil sump is on the back - not the front. That would require some sort of pan / pickup swap as the steering tie rod is in the way along with the cross member.

2) I think the drivers side exhaust manifold / cat would be trying to occupy the same space as the steering box. A custom header may be needed.

If I was to do my drivetrain over again today I would think about a coyote swap too.
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What is needed? For sure, money...lots of it!

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#5
Canton makes a front sump oil pan $340
https://www.cjponyparts.com/canton-racin...73/p/OP55/
Doug makes the headers $765 for ceramic coated
https://www.cjponyparts.com/dougs-long-t.../p/EXHD71/

Chances are you won't be able to use the stock wiring harness, unless someone has figured out a way to bypass the anti-theft electronics that are built into it. You can get a control pack for under $2,000 for automatic or manual transmissions.

I think somebody already mentioned $$$



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#6
Here's a good article
https://performanceparts.ford.com/downlo...y_2013.pdf

Be nice to see someone do this. I thought about it, but as I get more years added on it gets harder to do the normal engine rebuilds, etc., let alone a swap like this. I've done some interesting ones in the past, like a '92 fuel injected 5.0 out of a F-150 4x4 into my older son's 1985 Bronco 2.

Good luck and please document it well, this will make a great build thread.



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#7
I'd go with an aftermarket engine management system, do a custom fuse box and splice the new engine management into the rest of the harness for lights and such. You'll also need wheel speed sensors since the speedo cable won't have anywhere to go in the trans

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#8
The easiest way to deal with the mechanical speedometer is an electronic to mechanical speedometer drive
http://www.dakotadigital.com/index.cfm/p...prd886.htm

Just another $300.



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(09-17-2018, 12:15 PM)Don C Wrote: I don't think they will need to be deleted, but may need some massaging. The Ford Racing catalog says they are 28 inches wide, Hot Rod magazine says 29 inches wide. The 429 is 27 inches wide. They are about 1 inch taller than a 429.

[Image: Ford_Engine_Swap_Size_Chart.jpg]

[Image: ford_coyote_engine_swap_guide_how_the_co..._graph.jpg]

https://www.hotrod.com/articles/hrdp-130...wap-guide/
https://www.hotrod.com/articles/hrdp-130...de-part-2/

Thanks a lot Don, that’s some udefull measurements, just what I needed! Smile And thanks for your other replies, that oilpan looks great. As for the speedometer issue, I allready got the Dakota Digital instruments waiting to be installed, so they works with the electronic sender. Smile

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#10
Gateway Mustang has done a 71 for SEMA in 2015. They did have to notch the shock towers. The complete build is on their website.
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