I paid my buck-o-five
I recently installed a crate package Coyote in my 68 F-100 using a CV front clip.
I had to purchase a kit from Horsepower by the Hour to mount the power steering pump for around $900.00. I understand that there are some other kits available. Then I had to buy a new Mustang alternator that mounts in reverse from Ford for $175.00 plus a $75.00 core charge. I lucked out on the Coyote kit and was able to not have to pay sales tax. I am not able to give any other specific $ figures as it came out to around $15k and I performed all the labor. It took me about 18 months because my garage only has 2 temperatures, 40* or 95*.
I had a 99 stock Lightning and from a seat of the pants feeling the Lightning was much quicker from standing still. The 5.0 has a stock rebuilt 4R70W a stock converter with a US Shift controller, the 68 has a 3.50/ Detroit locker. From a standstill the 68 really comes to life in about 50 feet and starts to scream, since it does not have the bottom torque of the 5.4. Then the only louder scream comes from the wife! An automatic with lower gears and a higher stall converter would help along with a power adder.
When the 68 had a 460/ C6 it weighed 4100 lbs. I have not weighed it yet with the 5.0.
I hope this can give some insite to anyone wanting to install a 5.0 in. Lightning.
they saw it on the internet. got to be true.A $400 LS based engine is still a 150000 mile old take out and I wouldn't put head gaskets cam and turbo on a un proven engine with that many miles without a complete rebuild. Then you have a turbo 350 or 400 trans to buy and rebuild and have a driveshaft built and all new computer system like the Holly efi with with there dash that's another $4000. where is the savings please help me to understand.
Yes, some pics would be extra nice...(1968 F100 + Coyote!)
Stoffer started me thinking, and so a trip to EBAY found a 2011 TVS Supercharged 6.2 with 42,000 miles, PLUS: harnesses, front acc drive, PCM, everything to make it run for $7,500 USD. They are rated at 550HP as is. A set of pistons, rods, CNC port, cams, 14 Lbs boost and good street tune might be around 700+ HP, (And paint the baby too)
That looks more suitable than the $18,000 GT500 engine with 70,000 miles.
Or the $5,500 USD Coyote with 18,000 miles And then need a $8,500 Whipple kit.
I have a small property sale almost done. It might be my last time I can get that kind of funds.
I have already started removing the engine. No looking back now.
These are a few of the project. I am currently adding rear disc brakes from Master power.
I know of 2 folks that were going to go 6.2 in a L. JLP was one of them, and they eventually abandoned the project. Another guy was SpeedRacer or something along those lines on here. I think he followed all the way thru with it, but I never saw results. The down side of the 6.2 is it's still an antiquated style setup. It was in development before the coyotes, so it's all based on the same 4.6/5.4 architecture. It's a heavy azz iron block (even bigger/heavier lol), and it's SOHC still as well. Sure it has more displacement, but you're also still 2v & iron block/heavy. SUre those 2v can be bigger, but the aftermarket support is much more limited. The new coyote stuff with DOHC, aluminum block, and absurd level of aftermarket support, IMO that's the way to go.The thing with the 6.2L is that both the TVS and Whipple work (I believe) off of a one belt system. Belt slip would be a an issue with a smaller pulley. Might want to look into this before making that jump
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That's an awesome story! And the truck actually rode the ship? That's pretty badazz! Lots of history in that truck!Thanks for the compliments.
I bought this truck new. The wife and I dated in it before and after I got out of the Navy.
I drove it to San Diego 9/68 and it rode aboard the U.S.S. Iwo Jima from there to Long Beach for a yard period. I drove it back 9/69 after the discharge.
It has had the original 360/3speed, a close and wide ratio 4 speed, a built 460 with C J parts,another 460, a C J 429,2 C6 automatics and the current set up. It gets the best gas mileage of any other engine it has had.
My goal was to have it back on the street for it’s 50 th birthday and I just made it. I am thinking about a re paint as it could use it. It has been painted 2 times already.