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post #256 of 263 (permalink) Old 08-30-2018 Thread Starter
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I got my spark modules and wire harnesses in. Ill be able to start wiring after the main part of the install is done.




Headers, dear lord what a problem. Nobody makes swap long tubes to go around the 4r70w and I was not going back to a manual. I tried stock mustang headers and they hit the floor, frame, firewall, everything. They were not going to work. Then I had a good friend (also happens to be a machinist, and mustang enthusiast) tell me the tube spacing between coyote and 2v were the same. I had my old 2v headers laying around So I cut the flange off of them.






I had the engine in the car, I took that long tube and held it up in the car exactly where I wanted it so it would clear the transmission and all. I had a buddy measure the distance from pipe to head surface. Then I cut the flange off the coyote header with the tubes sticking out the distances that we just measured.




Bolted the flange to the head and positioned the header up to it. Then tacked it in place and removed for welding.




Coyote flange welded on to the 2v long tubes.







They fit really good. Clears the steering shaft, transmission, frame, k-member. They are awesome.









In the past, the transmission crossmember has always gotten in the way of exhaust. So I called a junkyard and got them to cut the mounts out of a 99+ car and send them to me. I drilled the spot welds and pulled the old crossmember mounts out of my car.












99-04 stifflers crossmember




I bolted the crossmember to the trans and raised it up in the car. Bolted the transmission crossmember brackets to the crossmember and positioned everything where I wanted it. Tacked them in. Pulled the trans back out and finished welding them. I didnt pull my interior out and I didnt want to burn the carpet so I took it slow and just did a bunch of tack welds all the way around. They are good and strong.









Now there is all sorts of room for exhaust.



Also painted the engine. Etch primer, base coat, clear coat.
















Ive got the headers installed completely, the trans is in. I did torque converter bolts, starter, driveshaft, shifter today. Im going to get the catback up and see what I have to do to my x pipe to get it bolted up. Might get something done with that this afternoon.

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Awesome!!!!! Great updates. Great job on the headers!! That is some good info for anyone wanting to do this swap. This car is so cool! Very jealous. The coyote is where it's at...I feel dumb messing with my stupid 2V.

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Awesome!!!!! Great updates. Great job on the headers!! That is some good info for anyone wanting to do this swap. This car is so cool! Very jealous. The coyote is where it's at...I feel dumb messing with my stupid 2V.

Thank you sir. There is no need to be jealous, your car is bad ass. I still really like the 2v's. I think they have serious potential. Its kind of crazy but I think I just wanted the challenge of getting this put in the car. You really cant go wrong with the power, reliability, and driving manners of the coyote though.
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Always killing it. Looking very good man.


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IMPRESSIVE......keep up the GREAT work!!
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I took a brief intermission to do the engine swap on the grandpa car but I am back at it with the mustang now. I needed to get my fuel pressure regulator mounted up, I really wanted to put it on the firewall but didn't have the space. So I opted for the front of the strut tower. I kept stock hard lines up to the bay and then used some russel fittings to convert to a/n.

Future reference, if you use the russel fittings to go on the hard line, the 1/4 fitting works but the 5/16 fitting does not. These are the screw together type. The nut that goes on the hard line is too bug to fit the line, so it had to be modified.

This is after modification, but you see the larger one is taller. I had to mill the center of it out so that it was the same thickness in the center was the same as the 1/4" fitting. Just put it in the drill press and made it happen.











Here are all the parts for the fuel system.


This is the fitting for the fuel rail






Also got this jlt intake for a pretty good deal


After the fuel system, I started working on the wring harness.




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Very nice!

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