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So I am giving this some serious thought. I would like to hear from guys that have done it into a 96-98 cobra. I want to put a complete parts list together to see what I’m getting into. I do have a couple questions right off the top.
1- can I use my T45 with 26 spline input? Does the bell bolt up to the coyote block?
2- i have a T-trim ccw set up on my cobra now. Can i use this set up on the coyote if the proper brackets and piping are used?
3- what are my exhaust options? I see swap headers are available, but can the stock coyote manifolds be used in the sn95? Does anyone make a midpipe that bolts to the stock coyote manifolds?
 

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Don't mean to make you sway from this swap but, you have an engine that when built right could handle a ton of power, then with a t-trim you could easily make over 7-800rwhp. So why bother swapping to an engine that could make the same power with a more modification than what you could spend on making your engine a beast. Let's do some figures, you could get a first gen for around 1500+ 1500 for the computer, because you cannot use yours, 900 for exhaust for BBK headers and x-pipe, 1500 for the other companies. Then minimum 2500 for supercharger bracket, then 800 for pbh accessories bracket. So your looking at roughly 7-8k for a coyote swap. I could build one wicked first gen. mod motor and up grade to a tko or t56 transmission for that...

But if you still thinking about the coyote swap here's a run down on your questions you asked.

First, yes you can use the bell housing and transmission with the coyote.

Second, you wold have to get a hole new supercharger bracket and plumbing. The reason, the coyote timing cover is totally different from that of the first gen mod motor. And, the reason for the piping, is location is different as well.it is no longer mounted reverse, most centerfug. superchargers are located off to the side like that of the pushrod motors.

Third, there are three manufacturers that make long tube headers and x-pipes. Just look for the ones listed for 79'-04'. You will have to run a tubular k-member on all of them. As for the factory headers, you could modify them and then possibly use a modified shorty header h/x- pipe setup. Look up some information for coyote swap for fox body, since they are basically the same vehicle and you can get an idea. Sean hyland used the factory headers on a swap and it was documented in a couple magazines.
 

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^ agreed.

Stroke it or go BB Stroker

2005+ 4.6 blocks can be used directly as well as Teksid or even the 03-04 WAP blocks.

The BB WAP block is the strongest when resleeved... according to Livernois.
 

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I'm just starting to collect parts for a coyote swap, but I'd be OK with a 4.6 DOHC. I've found Aviator motors in the junk yard and they aren't too expensive. What would be needed to build a 4.6 DOHC that makes 360-400 whp?
 

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First, you realize that coyote parts and 4.6 motors don't mix, other than accessories if you run the pbr kit. Second to make a 4.6 make 400rwhp, you could do a stroker kit, defiantly port the heads, then put at least stage 3 cams, run a 10.5:1 compression. But, it all depends on what you are putting it in and what are you going to do with it.

If it where I, I would get an aluminator. Supercharger it, You can find used setups for sale all over for cheap. Throw in a 5/6speed and have fun.
 

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Yes, I know. There's a few Aviator motors around here for $1000. That would probably put down 260-280 hp to the wheels. I'm just going to start with a used '11-'14 or '15-'17 5.0 F150 engine. They're about a $1000 more, but I think I'll get closer to 350-380 hp to the wheels. I know I'm not mentioning the control pack or a trans. It'll all add up.
 

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Ok, remember that there is two different generations of the coyote. 11'- 14' gen1; 15'- 17' gen2. I would go gen1 is a hole lot easier than the gen2's if you are going with the f150 route and cheaper! Find some of the post that I have commented on and you will see what I'm talking about.
 

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I'll rethink the '11-'14 Gen I Vs. '15-'17 Gen II. MMR has all four '11-'14 cams for $600.
 

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I'm investigating what it takes to put a Gen3 DI coyote into my 98 cobra.

My understanding is that the motor will bolt into the k-member and bellhousing, and that I'll need a control pack.

Somebody said a tubular k is required, can anyone verify this?
 

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I'm investigating what it takes to put a Gen3 DI coyote into my 98 cobra.

My understanding is that the motor will bolt into the k-member and bellhousing, and that I'll need a control pack.

Somebody said a tubular k is required, can anyone verify this?
A Coyote will bolt right up to your factory K-member and existing transmission. A tubular K-member is not required, but not using one will narrow your choice of headers that will actually fit your car.
 

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PowerNationTV did a coyote swap in a 90's chassis. Check it out, it might help you if you are really going through with the swap.
 

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Thanks Zen and Todd.

Additional questions:
1. Will the stock 98 cobra fuel system support a gen3 coyote?

2. Will the cruise control still work? (I know nothing about CC)

3. Will my stock ps and AC pumps fit on the coyote? Does the coyote come with its own accessory brackets or do I have to buy those?
 

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I'm just starting to collect parts for a coyote swap, but I'd be OK with a 4.6 DOHC. I've found Aviator motors in the junk yard and they aren't too expensive. What would be needed to build a 4.6 DOHC that makes 360-400 whp?

You can make 360-370 RWHP, with a stock stroke/stock bore 4v 4.6.
11:1 compression, With unported stock C heads (03-04 preferred), stock 96-98 cams (properly degreed), ported intake, exhaust etc.
 

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I ended up doing heads, a cam and intake on my stock shortblock. I made 320 hp through a stock AOD and converter. I'm thinking about a 4.6 4V with a forged bottom ends for boost next.
 

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Have you thought about looking for a wrecked donar car with light rear end damage. You might want to see if you could find one especially if you could get one with a 6-speed manual. I have a 6-Speed in my Challenger and it's a blast to drive it, way better than the 5-speed in the Mustang I owned.
 

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Have you thought about looking for a wrecked donar car with light rear end damage. You might want to see if you could find one especially if you could get one with a 6-speed manual. I have a 6-Speed in my Challenger and it's a blast to drive it, way better than the 5-speed in the Mustang I owned.

I'm tempted by the convenience aspect of buying a donor car, and I might very well go that route.
I'm not sure the mt-82 fits in our cars though.
Another consideration: buying a crate engine from one of the well-known resellers means I'll get a two year warranty.
 

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You can make 360-370 RWHP, with a stock stroke/stock bore 4v 4.6.
11:1 compression, With unported stock C heads (03-04 preferred), stock 96-98 cams (properly degreed), ported intake, exhaust etc.
Well, the thread is titled "Coyote swap", but let's entertain the notion of keeping the 4.6.
1. What is the cost of building up a 4.6 to 370 RWHP?
2. What is the driveability of such a motor, and will it work with pump gas?
3. Will this engine be smog legal?
4. Is part of this 370 rwhp gained by having a loud exhaust, while the 390 rwhp coyote has its excellent, well-mannered rumble?
 

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I am collecting parts for a Coyote swap now, starting and finishing before I have to get a job again on March 6th. I will be installing it into a 2002 ranger SCSB and using a Holley Dominator EFI set up. I will end up building my own headers since nobody makes them and there is no room.

Future plans include turbocharging it after I get a handle on the tuning of the Coyote. Transmission is a built 4r70w with a PTC 9.5" converter (lock up) and a dry shot of nitrous. Hoping to get this truck to run high tens and be real streetable. Only drawback is I have to go to an under dash air system since the air conditioning box is in the engine compartment and hits the motor by 3.5".
 
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