If you have been following along with our Project Coyote Swap Mustang, you know it is time to install the Ford 5.0L engine in our Bondurant Cobra! We have been waiting for this day for some time now. With the BBK long tube headers, Moroso oil pan and transmission all installed, we set out to install the new potent power-plant in between the fenders.
To retain the race suspension that was already in place, we set out to keep the factory k member. This made for a tight fit when installing the motor from the top. We quickly found out that this would require us to do just a little more work to stab the 5.0L motor into our Bondurant Mustang. So Jmac rounded up some help from our general manager Scott and even got a helping hand from the camera guy.
The first step was to remove the steering shaft to give us some much needed clearance. After this, we moved on to lifting the Stang into the air. With the Stang in the air, we then moved on to removing the steering rack from the k member. Next up, we supported the k member with jacks and removed the k member bolts. With the help of the jacks, we lowered the k member down to gain even more clearance for this 4V engine to go into place.
Once we had the engine in place, we installed the k member to the motor mounts. This allowed us to properly align the k member to the Cobra with the help of the engine hoist. With everything properly aligned, we re-installed the k member bolts and steering components. The only thing left to do is address a few loose ends and fire up this motor. Be sure to subscribe and get ready for the next part. We will address brake system, power steering, connecting fuel system and much more! If you are like Jmac in the video, I’m sure you are excited to see this project almost running!!
See the previous stages in this build
- Project Coyote Swap: Intro
- Project Coyote Swap: Ford Racing Controls Pack and Fuel System
- Project Coyote Swap: BBK Headers, Oil Pan & Clutch Assembly
- Project Coyote Swap: Engine Start Up