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    FEP Power Member Ourobos's Avatar
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    I've owned 150 foxes, and would LOVE to have a build like this, kudos for a nice job.


    That being said, instead of dumping 10k+ into a fox, I spent $14,500 for a 41k mile 2012 with MANY upgrades.. Got the car and all for a few thousand more..
    1986 CHP SSP Coupe

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    Sorry for the delay in this thread, I have been working hard to get the car wrapped up. I got it running a few weeks ago, and have been tuning it and making some small changes here and there. First change was to get rid of the Flowmaster mufflers (they were terrible, and way too loud). I ended up with Borla ProXS mufflers, and kept the Flowmaster over-axle pipes, and the exhaust sounds amazing.

    I was a bit concerned about how the car would handle the power, meaning would it be predictable, would it be manageable, etc.? In the end, I absolutely love the car, and how it handles. Very predictable, and also, it loves to step out through the first 3 gears without issue. Even during a couple of the 3rd gear rolls into WOT from 3000 rpm, it was breaking loose all the way to 6500 rpm, but not anything crazy. Now if there was any moisture on the road... that would be a different story.

    I am looking at running Nitto 275-35-18 Street Slicks on the back, just to get some better traction, especially if I make a run or two down the strip.


    Just did the final tune Monday, and the car dyno'd at 549 wheel hp, with 460 ft-lb of torque, at about 8 psi of boost. Here are a couple pics, and videos

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    https://photos.app.goo.gl/q3UTdCoYmHWxELyj7
    85 GT Hatchback, T-Tops. 2012 Coyote 5.0L Swap, T56 Magnum, GT550 Dept of Boost kit, with Eaton M122 SC, RAM 11" Powergrip clutch, BBK Long Tubes/OR X-Pipe, Flowmaster Axle Back, Stifflers DS Loop, and Rear X-member, AJE Tube Crossmember with AJE-Mod Mounts, 3.73 Posi 8.8, 5 lug Cobra 13" fr and 12.6" rear disc swap, 2004 Hydroboost Swap, MM SubFrame Connectors, MM Panhard Bar, MM front A-Arms, MM rear control arms, MM CC Plates, MM Coilovers w/Koni dampeners, MM Torque Arm (soon to be installed).

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    And a couple pics of the engine bay all finished up:
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    And a shot of the car back in the driveway

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    85 GT Hatchback, T-Tops. 2012 Coyote 5.0L Swap, T56 Magnum, GT550 Dept of Boost kit, with Eaton M122 SC, RAM 11" Powergrip clutch, BBK Long Tubes/OR X-Pipe, Flowmaster Axle Back, Stifflers DS Loop, and Rear X-member, AJE Tube Crossmember with AJE-Mod Mounts, 3.73 Posi 8.8, 5 lug Cobra 13" fr and 12.6" rear disc swap, 2004 Hydroboost Swap, MM SubFrame Connectors, MM Panhard Bar, MM front A-Arms, MM rear control arms, MM CC Plates, MM Coilovers w/Koni dampeners, MM Torque Arm (soon to be installed).

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    Well done, Dean!

    Mike
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    Thanks Mike!
    85 GT Hatchback, T-Tops. 2012 Coyote 5.0L Swap, T56 Magnum, GT550 Dept of Boost kit, with Eaton M122 SC, RAM 11" Powergrip clutch, BBK Long Tubes/OR X-Pipe, Flowmaster Axle Back, Stifflers DS Loop, and Rear X-member, AJE Tube Crossmember with AJE-Mod Mounts, 3.73 Posi 8.8, 5 lug Cobra 13" fr and 12.6" rear disc swap, 2004 Hydroboost Swap, MM SubFrame Connectors, MM Panhard Bar, MM front A-Arms, MM rear control arms, MM CC Plates, MM Coilovers w/Koni dampeners, MM Torque Arm (soon to be installed).

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    Congratulations, and well done!

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    Great job, it looks really good congrats.

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    Great work on the Coyote install! It came out really nice!

    This really makes me want to make the switch to this setup on my RS. Been debating it since 2012 and really tempted to do it. Unfortunately I have a TON of money dumped into my current 347 setup and I'm thinking the wife would have a fit if I suggested getting a new motor when the one I have works just fine LOL

    Congrats on a successful project!

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    Bet that thing is a blast. Turned out awesome. Post some more video if you're able, a "ride-along" would be cool.
    Thomas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hemlock View Post
    Great work on the Coyote install! It came out really nice!

    This really makes me want to make the switch to this setup on my RS. Been debating it since 2012 and really tempted to do it. Unfortunately I have a TON of money dumped into my current 347 setup and I'm thinking the wife would have a fit if I suggested getting a new motor when the one I have works just fine LOL

    Congrats on a successful project!

    Robert
    Thanks! One thing to think of, the market is still good on 347 and well built SBF's, I was able to get $4500 for my engine, trans, headers, etc. as a turn-key setup, which offset my swap nicely. I totally get the idea of tearing apart a perfectly running car (that was exactly my situation), but, I decided to make the jump since I figured the market on the pushrod stuff might not stay strong forever. Let me know if you have any questions, should you decide to entertain the idea down the road.
    85 GT Hatchback, T-Tops. 2012 Coyote 5.0L Swap, T56 Magnum, GT550 Dept of Boost kit, with Eaton M122 SC, RAM 11" Powergrip clutch, BBK Long Tubes/OR X-Pipe, Flowmaster Axle Back, Stifflers DS Loop, and Rear X-member, AJE Tube Crossmember with AJE-Mod Mounts, 3.73 Posi 8.8, 5 lug Cobra 13" fr and 12.6" rear disc swap, 2004 Hydroboost Swap, MM SubFrame Connectors, MM Panhard Bar, MM front A-Arms, MM rear control arms, MM CC Plates, MM Coilovers w/Koni dampeners, MM Torque Arm (soon to be installed).

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    Quote Originally Posted by 85MUSTANGTGT View Post
    Bet that thing is a blast. Turned out awesome. Post some more video if you're able, a "ride-along" would be cool.
    Thanks much for the compliments....I do have a couple good GoPro vids of me driving to the dyno session, I just need to download and edit them so they aren't huge.
    85 GT Hatchback, T-Tops. 2012 Coyote 5.0L Swap, T56 Magnum, GT550 Dept of Boost kit, with Eaton M122 SC, RAM 11" Powergrip clutch, BBK Long Tubes/OR X-Pipe, Flowmaster Axle Back, Stifflers DS Loop, and Rear X-member, AJE Tube Crossmember with AJE-Mod Mounts, 3.73 Posi 8.8, 5 lug Cobra 13" fr and 12.6" rear disc swap, 2004 Hydroboost Swap, MM SubFrame Connectors, MM Panhard Bar, MM front A-Arms, MM rear control arms, MM CC Plates, MM Coilovers w/Koni dampeners, MM Torque Arm (soon to be installed).

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    GoPro, just another video camera serving as states evidence since before they were released. Lol.......

    Man, if cars could talk, I'd crush my 86GT and sell it for immediate melt down for scrap. Just saying.

    And hell -- it still has a lot of stock stuff left on it..... LOL

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    GREAT JOB! That car is slicker than dog snot. More videos please!!!
    GLADLY burning the fuel your Prius is saving!!

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    You should be proud. By far the best, most descriptive swap done yet. I have been following along and getting tonz of ideas thanks to you sir!

    Good job sir!
    1968 mustang, 1986 mustang gt... One done, one still slow.

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    Wow!!! Great job!!

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