Tag Archives: Crate Engine

News: FPRP Gen 1 Coyote Crate Engine

Generational Power

Gen 2 Upgrades for Gen 1 Owners.

By SID297

DEARBORN – Since its introduction in 2011, the Ford Performance 5.0L Coyote crate engine has been an enthusiast favorite and a staple of Ford’s Mustang GT lineup. With the 2015 model year came the first major design changes to the 5.0L Coyote engine, creating a market for 2011-2014 Mustang GT owners looking to install a new Coyote engine compatible with their model year. Out of this, Ford Performance developed the new 5.0L Coyote Long Block, Gen 1 crate engine which brings the improvements made to the 2015-2017 Coyote (Gen 2) crate engine to 2011-2014 Mustang GT owners.

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Tech: 5.3-liter Modular Short-Block

Big Package

Inside Ford Performance’s rugged, big-bore modular crate engine

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Ford Performance Parts

Recently we shared Ford Performance Parts’ announcement that the OE hot rodding division is now offering a 5.3-liter modular short-block (PN M-6009-B53; $6,800). This part attracted a lot of attention from those looking for project-car propulsion or an engine refresh for a high-mileage modular. Since it resonated so, we decided to learn a bit more about this engine.
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News: 5.2-liter Aluminator Crate Engine

High Potency

Ford Performance highlights its new 5.2-liter engine in an S550 automatic

By Steve Turner
Photos by Bill Cook and courtesy of Ford Performance

At the PRI Show late last year, Ford Performance Parts teased us with the possibility of a new engine offering based on the 5.2-liter block and heads used in the rev-happy 5.2-liter engine that powers the current Shelby GT350. It appears that engine is getting closer to joining the FPP crate engine lineup, as the Blue Oval hot-rodding division showed off a new Mustang powered by the new 5.2-liter Aluminator XS engine as part of the Mustang Alley display at the Woodward Dream Cruise.
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News: Ford Performance 572ci Big-Block

Big Thumper

The first look at Ford Performance’s new 572-cube, big-block crate engine

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Ford Performance

Amongst all the excitement at this year’s Mustang Week we spotted something distinctly retro under the canopy at the Ford Performance trailer. Yes, the Blue Oval speed merchants had a lot of modern gear on display. However, there was one large part that stood out. It was a 572-cubic-inch big-block crate engine.
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New Product: Coyote Crate Engine Mufflers

Isn’t That Crate

Borla built its new mufflers to maximize your Coyote 5.0 engine swap

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Borla Performance Industries

Crate motors are all the rage when it comes to revitalizing an aging project or powering a ground-up build. It’s easy to understand why because they offer modern performance and driveability in a reliable package. They do, however, require supporting hardware and some custom work depending on your application.
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