69 Boss 302 clone W/2011 Coyote 5.0 Conversion started!
The GT350H clone is out for some paint touch ups and a good wet sand/buff. We also have a tune coming from Kurgan Motorsports for it when it returns. Had some down time at the shop, so we decided to build another Coyote conversion car. We are starting out with a clean southern 69 sportsroof that already has a Heidts front end, as well as rear 4 link suspension. The always subject to change plan is to paint it in a Grabber color, probably blue, with 69 Boss 302 graphics and paint. Powertrain will be the 2011 Crate motor, along with a TKO600 (that came as part of the deal with the car), mated to the 9" rear. The car already has late model 4 wheel disks as well. Going to retain the standard black interior, but change the 4-gauge Autometer gauge cluster, for a Year One 6 gauge cluster so we can remove the pillar pod, and go to a black face LED back lit type of gauge. Anyhow, here are some pics of the car before and during tear down. Tomorrow hope to have some engine install pics.
BTW, car came with a 90's 4 valve 4.6 engine, AODE and harness that is for sale, as well as the Autometer Phantom gauges with cluster and A-pillars. Email me if interested.
Decided to rewire the car with the new American Autowire kit. Ive used them in the past on GMs, and I really like the quality and design.
I also decided to change out the stock cluster with Phantom gauges, and eliminate the A-pillar gauges. I went with the Year One cluster with LED lit gauges. I found and used some cool high beam and signal indicators instead of colored LEDs. I also decided to try and emulate the factory textured finish on the panel. Here are some pics:
We finished building the induction, and finished up the rest of the fitment before pulling the motor so it can go to the body shop. I also decided to wire wheel some of the old undercoating and what appears to be a POR15 type of coating. It was dirty, tedious job, but is nice seeing the original oxide primer, and confirming how solid this car really is.
I found and used some cool high beam and signal indicators instead of colored LEDs.
Great project. What was the source for your high beam and directional LEDs? V. cool.
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I'm building a '65 Fastback, originally planned for a 302 with the addition of fuel injection (BBK). However, I think I'm going to use the 5.0 Coyote, as the small block looks lonely withou the shock towers. Do you know if there is anyway to use my AOD (not AODE) with the Coyote (which I understands mates with the 4r70w or 6460 [or anything else that fits the 4.6])? I would prefer the 6 speed, but cannot find one used, and do not want to pay $5k for a new one. Thanks, mark
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