Ford Coyote Engines: How To Build Max Performance by Jim SmartFord Coyote Engines: How To Build Max Performance by Jim Smart

Ford Coyote Engines: How To Build Max Performance

byJim Smart

Paperback | December 2, 2016

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Ford introduced its first "clean slate design" V-8 engines in the early 1990s in Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury models. Known as the "Modular" engine family, the 4.6L engines employed new overhead cams, multi-valve performance, distributorless ignition, and more. This engine had new technology for its time, and it proved to be an extremely durable workhorse that logged hundreds of thousands of miles in police and taxi applications as well as light-duty trucks. And, of course, hotter versions, and even supercharged versions, found their way into performance applications such as Mustang GTs and Cobras.

By 2011, Ford wanted something hotter and more current, especially for its flagship Mustang GT and GT350 models, which were suddenly competing with new 6.2L LS3 engines in Camaros and 6.4L Hemi engines in Challengers. Enter Ford's new 5.0L "Coyote" engine with Twin Independent Variable Cam Timing (Ti-VCT); it was an evolution of the earlier 4.6L and 5.4L Modular designs. Although the new Coyote engine had increased displacement, it still had far fewer cubes than the competition. Despite less displacement, the Coyote could hold its own against bigger Chevy and Chrysler mills thanks to advanced technology such as 4V heads with better port and valvetrain geometry. The Coyote is also Ford's first foray into technology such as Ti-VCT and cam-torque-actuated (CTA) function, which is a fancy way of saying variable cam timing for an incredible power curve over a broader RPM range.

Even with all of this new technology, there is always room for improvement, and both Ford and the aftermarket have produced an array of parts to squeeze even more power out of your Coyote. InFord Coyote Engines: How to Build Max Performance, veteran Ford writer and historian, Jim Smart, explains and highlights all of the latest and greatest options to achieve more horsepower and torque, and of course, faster quarter-mile times. Some of the upgrades covered are engine building techniques, cold-air induction kits, supercharger and pulley kits, better exhaust headers, fuel system and ECU tuning upgrades, and more. If you are looking for even more power from your new Coyote, look no further.

Jim Smart is a veteran automotive journalist, contributing to just about every Mustang and Ford magazine ever published. Over the decades, Jim has had hundreds of how-to and feature articles on Fords and Mustang published. Jim is also an enthusiast, and has been the owner and restorer of multiple enthusiast vehicles including various M...
Title:Ford Coyote Engines: How To Build Max PerformanceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.38 inPublished:December 2, 2016Publisher:CartechLanguage:English

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Table of Contents




Chapter 1: Introduction to the Coyote Engine

Coyote Block 

Bottom End 

Cylinder Heads

Cams and Valvetrain




Cooling System

The 5.2L Voodoo

Ford Performance 5.2L Coyote

Improving on a Winner


Chapter 2 : Cylinder Block 

Block Modifications and Improvements

5.2L Coyote/Voodoo Block


Chapter 3: Rotating Assembly 

Room for Improvement?

Make Mine a Flat-Plane


Chapter 4: Lubrication 

Pump Pointers 


Crate Engines

A Smooth Journey 


Chapter 5: Cylinder Heads 

BOSS 302 

GT350 Coyote Cylinder Head

Improving the Coyote Head 

TEA CNC-Ported Coyote Heads

JPC Racing Coyote CNC-Ported Heads 

Slawko Racing Heads 


Chapter 6: Camshaft and Valvetrain 

Improving the Coyote Valvetrain System

Camming Up

Ford Performance BOSS Cam 

Chains and Guides 


Chapter 7: Induction 

BOSS 302 

Cobra Jet 

Edelbrock Victor II 

GT350 5.2L Intake Manifold 

Nitrous Oxide = Cheap Power? 


Advanced Compressor Stage

Vortech V-3 Si Supercharger 


Edelbrock E-Force Boost

Kenne Bell Superchargers



Chapter 8: Ignition and Starting 

Ignition System 

Sending Unit

Starting System 

Charging System

BOSS 302 Alternator Conversion 


Chapter 9: Exhaust

Exhaust Refinement = More Power

A Broader Brush 

Ford Performance Racing Parts Power Pack

Corsa 3.0-Inch Cat-Back System

BBK Performance


Chapter 10: Cooling

Cooling Improvements 

Coolant Servicing


Chapter 11: Building the Coyote

Performance Assembly Solutions

L & R Automotive

Total Engine Airflow


Chapter 12: Coyote Crate Projects

5.0L 4V Coyote 420-HP Mustang Crate Engine M-6007-M50

5.0L 4V Coyote 435-HP Mustang Crate Engine M-6007-M50A

5.0L Coyote Aluminator NA Crate Engine M-6007-A50NA 

5.0 L Coyote Aluminator NA Crate Engine M-6007-A50NAA

5.0L Coyote Aluminator SC Crate Engine M-6007-A50SC

5.0L Coyote Aluminator SC Crate Engine M-6007-A50SCA 

5.0L Aluminator XS "Cobra Jet" Crate Engine M-6007-A50XS

Ford Performance 5.2L Aluminator XS

Edelbrock E-Force Coyote

Proving the Coyote Out


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