Fox Body Mustang gets an injection of Coyote V8 power

Fox Body Mustang gets an injection of Coyote V8 power

Being considered to be a considerable improvement over the Pinto-derived second generation "stang", the Ford's "Fox Body" Mustang of the 1980s received a lot of likes from the public, despite the fact that it was lacking the brutish character of the first generation and the attractive lines. With its offering of a 2.3-liter turbo four alongside the usual assortment of V6's and V8's , the car was seen as unique at that time, delivering the right combination between economy and performance. Thus, it was no surprise when the O1's Fox was extremely popular with enthusiasts. Taking a barnstorming 5.0-liter L "Coyote" V8 and drivetrain from a wrecked 2011 Ford Mustang GT, Kurgan Motorsports of Atlanta retrofitted one of these semi-classics. Bob Kurgan, the owner of Kurgan Motorsports stated that the engine fitted well, but everything else turned out to be rather difficult as they had to custom build everything for it to swap over. He also added that getting the engine running was easy because they themselves customed the motor mounts, air conditioning brackets and the power steering brackets. Swapping out the Fox's standard transmission for a T-45 5-speed, Kurgan's team added a brake booster from a '03 SVT Cobra and Kooks headers.
All these result in 529 Nm of torque and 412HP and Kurgan Motorsports planned to give a live demonstration of the engine swap at the Carlisle All-Ford Nationals in June of this year. Kurgan's objectives include a future collaboration with Ford for developing a kit that will deliver the same performance for other Fox body fans.


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