Tag Archives: Build Thread

Coyote Swapped Ford Ranger

V8 > I-4

Big engine in a little truck.

By SID297

It’s a simple formula dictated by basic physics: High Power + Low Weight = Fun.  Doesn’t get much easier than that; and when it comes to Ford trucks they don’t come much lighter than a Regular Cab 2WD Ranger.  Further, we all know that the 5.0 Coyote V8 is the Ford mill of choice for modern motor swappers.  So the combination of those two would seem to be a logical pairing, though one with some unique challenges.

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5.3L Big Bore Modular Build

Magnum Loads

Bullitt Mustang Gets Big-Cube 4V .

By SID297

When it comes to subtle styling the Bullitt Mustangs have to take the award for being the most instantly recognizable.  Other than the unique Dark Highland Green paint (among select other choices) the Bullitts may be best known for the parts that were omitted in order to achieve a clean, yet menacing, look; items such as a spoiler and fog lights.  The two modern interpretations (2001 and 2008) of the 1968 orginal also came with a modest power bump over their GT counterparts.

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’97 SVT Cobra Turbo Build

Second Chances

Hurt Motor = Build Oportunity.

By SID297

Most don’t know it, but I have a pretty big soft-spot for SN-95 SVT Cobra Mustangs.  As luck would have it, we seems to be going through a small surge in interest in these cars.  I’ve seen several really nice ones popping up a shows recently, and was honored to award the SVTPerformance.com Editor’s Choice Award at the inaugural Ponies in the Smokies show to Jonathan Catapano’s highly modified Orange 1998 Cobra.  So when I saw that SVTP Member SVT GI (“Jason”) was saving an injured ’97 Cobra I took notice.

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Nitrous Powered Coyote build

Fresh Squeezed

Lots of N2O makes up for high altitude.

By SID297

When it comes down to it, basically everything we do to make more power with our engines involves cramming as many oxygen molecules possible in to their cylinders.  However, when dealing with the thinner air found at high-altitudes that job becomes a bit tougher.  Superchargers and turbos make a huge difference, but dollar-for-dollar nothing is more effective at introduce a cool/dense oxygen supply than a bottle of nitrous oxide.

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Build: Horsepower is in the Forecast

Happy Accident

Sometimes the path reveals itself.

By SID297

You know, I love it when someone asks how much you have in your build and you can simply reply with “A lot.”  That’s exactly the exchange that occurred in SVTP Member Weather Man’s (Brian) S-197 build thread.  It all started with a deal that was too good to pass up.   Brian happened upon an engine for the right price in the SVTP Market Section and just had to pick it up.  His plans only extended as far as placing it on an engine stand to wait for some project off in the distant future.  Well that’s just not how things turned out.

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