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The main thing that makes this engine swap easier to work with is the Ford Racing Harness & Controls pack. This is a stand alone computer and harness that simply plugs into the motor and runs everything. it really is a s simple as hooking up a fuel supply, power source, and a ground source to get the engine running in your car.
Installing this engine into a 79-95 Mustang will require the use of a K-member that has 4.6L motor mounts. The most common products used are aftermarket Tubular K-member Kits. These K-members along with the Moroso Coyote Swap Oil Pan will allow the motor to bolt into the 1979-2004 Mustang Chassis.
If you are going through the trouble of swapping this motor into a different chassis, more than likely you aren’t going to use the stock style exhaust. BBK offers Swap Headers and Mid-pipes to make life a little easier as well. The BBK Long tube headers are designed specifically for installing the Coyote 5.0L into a 1979-2004 Mustang chassis. Along with the headers, they also offer an Off-Road X-Pipe as well as a Catalytic X-Pipe to connect the headers to whatever cat-back exhaust system you desire. Pan needed for Hot Rod installs.
There are solutions for both automatic and manual applications. For a manual transmission, Quicktime has a SFI Approve bellhousing designed specifically to mate a modular motor to a the awesome T56 Magnum Transmission. This is great for Fox Body applications which allows the use of factory clutch cable as well as a factory speedometer gear. You can use an 8-bolt flywheel for 1996-2004 Cobra along with any 99-04 Clutch. Automatic applications are a little more involved but still available as a bolt-in kit. Performance Automatic has come out with a 4R70W Street Smart Transmission kit for the 5.0L Coyote engine. This kit comes with a high performance transmission, torque converter, flex plate, and transmission controller. This kit has everything you need to bolt up, install and run a 4R70W transmission behind a 5.0L Engine or Crate motor.