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    FEP Senior Member Lubner's Avatar
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    Default 1981 Cobra Bittersweet Coyote Swap

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    1979 Ghia Coupe
    5.0/C4
    Polar White
    1981 Cobra
    Gen 2 Coyote/6R80
    Bright Bittersweet
    2022 Mustang GT
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    Love the interior. I had an '80 XR-7 with the Bittersweet Recaro interior.

    Nice clean build.
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    Wow that looks just awesome !! Great job !!

    Looks like quite a project. Good to know the coyote fits in the early foxes (with a lot of new parts and $$ I assume). Maybe someday I'll drop one in my 80 lol.

    I was curious what you used for a control pack and if you were you able to just interface the wiring and use the original ignition switch (key) etc ?

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    I just have to ask, what's it like doubling the horsepower??
    "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough."
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    Almost "Stock"

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    Super clean build, great job! But you knew that lol. I see the relocated P/S reservoir. Would love to see more details if possible.
    79 Zephyr, 4.6L 4v/4r70w swap, with team z front and rear suspension, 8.8 and upgraded brakes and coil overs. Running Holley Terminator X Max.

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    Awesome, love it!
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    Daaaamn. Love it.
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    Awesome build, looks bad ass...

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    Show-Stopper but please use care https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oO226PgSkg
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    FEP Senior Member Lubner's Avatar
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    1979 Ghia Coupe
    5.0/C4
    Polar White
    1981 Cobra
    Gen 2 Coyote/6R80
    Bright Bittersweet
    2022 Mustang GT
    10r80 Whipple
    Eruption Green

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    That's a beautiful Mustang! Love the color and the interior. Those Recaro's are amazing.

    88 GT 'Vert original owner

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    Very nice Cobra! Still considering the Coyote for my 84 RS
    1984 RS 347 Capri, To many car parts to list, check out my car build page here for the story on my car and a full parts list/setup!:

    My RS in Action

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hemlock View Post
    Very nice Cobra! Still considering the Coyote for my 84 RS
    Is it true Hemlock, that your car is a one-family owned vehicle?

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    Yeah my Dad bought the car new and gave it to me on my 23 birthday. If it hadn't broke the block on the original motor I would have done a factory correct restoration but the block was shot so I decided to do the resto-mod instead with the 347 roller. Car has tons of power and is super fun to drive but it is a total pain every 2 years for smog and being a high hp pushrod motor, it has the typical issues they normally have. I do love the fact that it looks period correct under the hood with the carb and factory duel snorkel on it but the Coyote in stock configuration would have almost the same power as my 347, be way more reliable, plus it would be way more smog friendly and be super easy to boost and almost double the power!
    1984 RS 347 Capri, To many car parts to list, check out my car build page here for the story on my car and a full parts list/setup!:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hemlock View Post
    Yeah my Dad bought the car new and gave it to me on my 23 birthday. If it hadn't broke the block on the original motor I would have done a factory correct restoration but the block was shot so I decided to do the resto-mod instead with the 347 roller. Car has tons of power and is super fun to drive but it is a total pain every 2 years for smog and being a high hp pushrod motor, it has the typical issues they normally have. I do love the fact that it looks period correct under the hood with the carb and factory duel snorkel on it but the Coyote in stock configuration would have almost the same power as my 347, be way more reliable, plus it would be way more smog friendly and be super easy to boost and almost double the power!
    Very nice
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    1979 Ghia Coupe
    5.0/C4
    Polar White
    1981 Cobra
    Gen 2 Coyote/6R80
    Bright Bittersweet
    2022 Mustang GT
    10r80 Whipple
    Eruption Green

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    Looks Amazing! Congratulations!
    ​Trey

    "I Don't build it hoping for your approval! I built it because it meets mine!"

    "I've spent most of my money on Mustangs, racing, and women... the rest I just wasted."

    Mustangs Past: Too many to remember!
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    1981 Capri Black Magic Roller Basket Case
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    absolutely flawless
    1980 Mustang Ghia 3.3 4spd

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    Way to go. Looks stock too.
    Am always awed at the complex planning, parts gathering, and work done to do such a thing.
    Smog rules seem to have had negative effects on local climates and lines pockets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wraithracing View Post
    Looks Amazing! Congratulations!
    Quote Originally Posted by 429bigblock View Post
    absolutely flawless
    Quote Originally Posted by gr79 View Post
    Way to go. Looks stock too.
    Am always awed at the complex planning, parts gathering, and work done to do such a thing.
    Smog rules seem to have had negative effects on local climates and lines pockets.
    Thanks
    1979 Ghia Coupe
    5.0/C4
    Polar White
    1981 Cobra
    Gen 2 Coyote/6R80
    Bright Bittersweet
    2022 Mustang GT
    10r80 Whipple
    Eruption Green

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    That car has the best of everything. Stellar build!
    I would love to be the caretaker of such a ride. It's getting to be slim pickins on 4 eyed cars in Canada.

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