coyote 5.0 replacement in 89 lx conv. viable option?

Asked by Apr 09, 2013 at 10:47 PM about the Ford Mustang

Question type: Car Customization

very clean 89 lx conv, 98,000 miles burns a little oil. bought for wife, she says no bling under hood.

3 Answers

8,415

It can be done, but why? Sure the 302 doesn't have as much horsepower but it has a LOT more torque and a LOT lower in the revs than the 5.0 overhead cam engine. Seems like a lot of work for little or no gain. The 302 is probably burning oil because of valve seals and they are a cheap fix. Bling can be added.

1,245

I think its an excellent choice, the new DOHC 302 is way more fuel efficient as well. It has in excess of 400hp & 390 ft/lb torque. The 302 windsor only had 225 hp and 300 ft/lb torque in its best offering in fuel injected form. For starters you would need to change the K-member to one from a 1996-2004 Mustang that had the 4.6 in. Then custom headers, I think Ford SVT offers a computer/ wiring kit for the swap. Good luck.

395

Hell yeah man!! Best swap ever!!! I think SVT offers a complete engine/exhaust/computer/k-member bolt in kit.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • More HP 5 answers

    I know its probably a dump pointless question but i have to ask. Is their any way, cheap way, to get a little more HP to my 2.3 4 cyl automatic. The 105 Hp with 135 ft lbs torque sucks

    1991 Ford Mustang LX Hatchback

    -

    Car Customization

  • v6 performance 46 answers

    I have a 2001 v6, five speed. I was wondering what a good performance mod would be? I already have a short ram intake, dual exhaust, so the car is breathing the way it should. Any suggestions?

    2001 Ford Mustang

    -

    Car Customization

  • 06 mustang conv v6 20 answers

    just bought an 06 and was wondering whut i can do to easilly customize my ride with out doing any major changes

    2006 Ford Mustang V6 Base Convertible

    -

    Car Customization

  • what performance cam is best to use 7 answers

    I a 1983 Boss Gt that was given to me when I was 16 by my dad he's had the car since 84 now I'm restoring the car but I'm almost done with the motor but I need some Ideas on which cam to go with. I'v...

    1983 Ford Mustang GT

    -

    Car Customization

  • WHAT DOES THE LX MEAN ON A FORD MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE 1988 5 answers

    I OWN A FORD MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE WITH THE VIM CODE: 1FACP44A2LF195111 THE CAR IS NOW REGSIETERED IN SPAIN I HAVE A BUYER WHO WANTS TO KNOW WHAT THE "LX" STANDS FOR IN THE MODEL DESCRIPTION cAN ANYONE ...

    1988 Ford Mustang LX Convertible

    -

    General

Mustang

Looking for a Used Mustang in your area?

CarGurus has 45,641 nationwide Mustang listings starting at $1,999.

ZIP:

Search Ford Mustang Questions

Ford Mustang Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 4,270
#2 Bob Beaman
Bob Beaman
Reputation 1,210
#3 COMETGUY61
COMETGUY61
Reputation 1,060
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Camaro
218 Great Deals out of 30,798 listings starting at $1,217
Used Dodge Challenger
169 Great Deals out of 24,123 listings starting at $8,500
Used Dodge Charger
397 Great Deals out of 28,096 listings starting at $1,988
Used Chevrolet Corvette
121 Great Deals out of 20,599 listings starting at $3,000
Used Ford Shelby GT500
552 listings starting at $23,500
Used Ford Mustang SVT Cobra
4 Great Deals out of 266 listings starting at $6,000
Used Ford F-150
2,178 Great Deals out of 206,277 listings starting at $1,499
Used BMW 3 Series
981 Great Deals out of 31,676 listings starting at $1,000
Used Jeep Wrangler
270 Great Deals out of 18,084 listings starting at $2,950
Used Ford Shelby GT350
985 listings starting at $49,990
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
1,684 Great Deals out of 174,972 listings starting at $1,250
Used Nissan 370Z
46 Great Deals out of 3,032 listings starting at $10,122
Used Nissan 350Z
66 Great Deals out of 1,230 listings starting at $2,595
Used Honda Civic
634 Great Deals out of 88,620 listings starting at $995
Used BMW M3
44 Great Deals out of 1,524 listings starting at $5,800

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.