Sklyar’s car is a 2000 GT convertible — with almost exactly the same mileage as mine had when I started my swap. It does have one difference — it hasn’t been driven a lot in something like the winters of Ohio (note: very salty winters, much thanks owed to the salt mines under Lake Erie).
Skylar has a similar part breakdown to my initial swap but he has different goals:
- Low cost: Skylar went into this with a tight budge and a laser-like focus for wasted cash. Gotta admire that because these swaps often turn into money pits without some effort.
- Speed: Here we’re not just talking the way the car runs after the swap — Skylar is executing a Coyote swap at a rate of speed that is breathtaking. I doubt a seasoned machine swap with 2 or three dedicated mechanics would be going much faster than he has been building.
- Practicality: He wants the car to be his daily driver when he’s done.
All of these add up to an exciting car and some really interesting Coyote Swap News goodness — here’s a teaser of his engine bay:
- Base Coyote crate motor from Ford
- Boss control pack
- Alternator from a 98 (new)
- UPR forged K-member
- UPR coil-overs and forged lower control arms.
- Stock 4.6 steel flywheel
- 10.5″ clutch (*)
- Front accessory kit that adds capability to run the hydro-boost in stock location(*)
- Cold air kit (*)
- BBK long-tube headers.
- After market rims (*)
- Stock GT brakes
- Stock steering rack with a bump steer kit (*)
- Stock hydroboost setup with stock lines.
- Fuel hat conversion that uses stock front-to-back stainless fuel lines(*)
- Return-style fuel system that uses above with a regulator (*).
More news to come shortly!