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Engine and transmission swap

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Category: Model Specific Forum
Forum Name: 1968-1969 Ford and Mercury
Forum Description: Technical discussion for 1968-1969 Ford and Mercury
Printed Date: 03-December-2023 at 5:36AM
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Topic: Engine and transmission swap
Posted By: Spencer
Subject: Engine and transmission swap
Date Posted: 03-September-2021 at 2:01PM
how difficult would it be to swap a gen 2 coyote in place of a 302 from the 70s

Posted By: Spencer
Date Posted: 03-September-2021 at 2:02PM
i have a 302 with a t5 transmission in there now 

Posted By: Big Bird
Date Posted: 03-September-2021 at 2:20PM
Motor mounts, Oil pan, Engine Control, cooling, Exhaust, Transmission clearance and mounting, driveshaft, and fuel system will all need some creativity. Each of those issues will break down further into sub-issues. Work the little items one by one until you're done. 
Whatever you think it will cost, double it. 
All that aside, sounds like a fun project!
Do It!!!
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If you are doing this to a Unibody Torino, Shock towers are gonna need to be addressed as well.

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Posted By: Spencer
Date Posted: 04-September-2021 at 3:24AM
it sounds like a fun build but might be out of my budget. My transmission is going and I need to upgrade it. Also my engine burns oil so I'm going to upgrade that as well. If I decide to go a different way with the build it would be a 408 stroker with a new transmission any suggestions on something that could upgrade the transmission with that would slip right in place of the t5

Posted By: Compton
Date Posted: 04-September-2021 at 10:45AM
looked into this swap for mine and decided to go with a crate Ford Racing engine with EFI due to it being bolt in...there's major structural modifications needed incl the chassis crossmember (if 72+) and shock towers (if unibody)...firewall also has to be bumped back around 6inches i think from memory so that causes new problems with A/C etc behind the tunnel has to be widened...and then all the other issues mentioned by Big Bird...

A stroked 302 with EFI and a TKO would be easier and give you the same as a coyote swap...TKO600/TKX will swap in no worries and is miles stronger...still looks original which is a bonus unless you're going for the SEMA look...

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