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  1. #46
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    This is one of the coolest swaps that I think I've seen--any car, any era! This is some serious committment.

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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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    I have to say, that is a very nice attention to detail. Bravo.
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    Show the pic's already!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OxmanWI View Post
    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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    Little update:

    A few weeks ago I got the transmission back.



    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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    Love watching this come together. Great work!

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    overloaded that cherry picker just a little.
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    Could you do a top down photo in the engine bay? I'm curious about clearances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLOWN38 View Post
    overloaded that cherry picker just a little.
    Ouch...

    Must be why a different picker/boom was brought in for the install.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLOWN38 View Post
    overloaded that cherry picker just a little.
    Quote Originally Posted by KMT View Post
    Ouch...

    Must be why a different picker/boom was brought in for the install.

    Yea I was using it to pull out bushes in the front of my house. I was doing great until I got to a big bush. It still works fine, Just can't retract for more weight.

    Quote Originally Posted by Toms-SC View Post
    Could you do a top down photo in the engine bay? I'm curious about clearances.
    I'll try and get a picture tonight. It's very tight.
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    Update:

    Made some progress on the gauge bezel. The radiator is in along with the alternator. I replaced my KYB stuff with tokico's in the front and cobra bilstein's in the rear. The front suspension is torqued to spec. Just need to do the rear. I'll do a DIY alignment before I take it to Firestone. Painting the brake calipers, brake lines and starting on the wiring. Someone requested a picture up top. The clearance is very tight on both sides of the towers. Slowly but surely, military training and overtime at work is keeping me from finishing this thing anytime soon.









    Room between the engine and radiator.


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    Very nice Project!

    Haven't been on this site in a while. Was talking to Nickleman60 this morning so I got on here and looked around. Very nice project. Like others have said...tons of commitment. As a dealer tech I can tell you these engines are stone reliable. I've seen exactly three of these Coyotes fail. One F-150 version with a block issue. And two Mustang versions that were customer induced. Both were ran low on oil and snapped the Bank #2 secondary cam to cam timing chain. Which of course demolished the valve train for #5/#6. We see much higher failure rates with the other engines. Let alone much more issues with the ecoboost due to the sheer complexity and idiotic internal water pump. Anyone who asks....I tell them all the same thing. Buy the Coyote. Just check the oil often if you run it hard....
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    Thank you Oxman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frdlvr30 View Post
    Haven't been on this site in a while. Was talking to Nickleman60 this morning so I got on here and looked around. Very nice project. Like others have said...tons of commitment. As a dealer tech I can tell you these engines are stone reliable. I've seen exactly three of these Coyotes fail. One F-150 version with a block issue. And two Mustang versions that were customer induced. Both were ran low on oil and snapped the Bank #2 secondary cam to cam timing chain. Which of course demolished the valve train for #5/#6. We see much higher failure rates with the other engines. Let alone much more issues with the ecoboost due to the sheer complexity and idiotic internal water pump. Anyone who asks....I tell them all the same thing. Buy the Coyote. Just check the oil often if you run it hard....
    Glad you hear a dealer tech say these are good engines. I'll be honest I haven't heard anything bad about them from the guys that take care of them. Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Toms-SC View Post
    Thank you Oxman.
    You're welcome!


    Here is a picture of the cold air intake system. The housing is from a 2012 GT500, I replaced the paper filter with a K&N. Getting the bottom coolant hoses put in. Should be hitting is hard this weekend! More updates to follow!






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