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PeNiNsula302
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Notchbacks that is. Hoping to convince someone to sell me their car [Big Grin] .
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eww smog legal

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Originally posted by sic70stang:
eww smog legal

Haha yes, agreed. I just don't have the appetite for the "other" way and can't move out of state, unfortunately. Given that I've only heard of three BAR certified swapped coupes in the state, I'm not too optimistic about the odds of finding this anytime soon.

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Some guy did a coyote swap bar legal swap.
Just pay him to do the swap for you.
There was one Mach 1 coupe for sale.

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Originally posted by i:
Some guy did a coyote swap bar legal swap.
Just pay him to do the swap for you.
There was one Mach 1 coupe for sale.

Believe the orange mach1 was "foxbody" Steve's believe it got sold last year.. RRRcobra something was the one out of Fremont with coyote swap with bar certification sticker line Green notch. Not sure if he was doing swaps after that one think has a bad back.. search for his thread here on this site..

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I just seen a red coupe with all the Mach one stickers, sn95 ugly interior in SJ. I’m sure he had a swap in it. Shitty paint job. . I swear I seen it for sale from Sac a while back.... ?
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quote:
Originally posted by 70stang351w:
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Originally posted by i:
Some guy did a coyote swap bar legal swap.
Just pay him to do the swap for you.
There was one Mach 1 coupe for sale.

Believe the orange mach1 was "foxbody" Steve's believe it got sold last year.. RRRcobra something was the one out of Fremont with coyote swap with bar certification sticker line Green notch. Not sure if he was doing swaps after that one think has a bad back.. search for his thread here on this site..
The green coyote swap (RRRcobra) was a perfect representation of what I'm looking for. All things considered, I should've bought it when I had the chance, but I couldn't get onboard with the color as a full time car. I ended up going with a mediocre termi-swap hoping the path to smog legal would be simple enough; turned out to be too much of an effort due to time and cost to remedy trouble codes with the evap system, among other things. As simple as it sounds to have someone else build it, there will always be unknowns when it comes to the final product / referee inspection and I'm not sure any builder would guarantee that aspect.

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Hey I have a smog legal engine swap. It was very hard to pass their test but it is not impossible. I got mine certified around 2013 at evergreen college Referee smog check.
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Originally posted by Roush6018:
Hey I have a smog legal engine swap. It was very hard to pass their test but it is not impossible. I got mine certified around 2013 at evergreen college Referee smog check.

Nice! Modular swap or other? I sort of regret not giving it a shot with the referee before selling. I didn't want to flag the car in the state database if it ended up not working out. All things considered, it wouldn't have mattered given that I ended up selling it out of state. Ah well, the search for another one continues...
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I have a terminator swap in my 01 GT. What helps is to have the same transmission as the swap. The T56 harness plugs into the cobra engine harness. My 5 speed harness wouldn’t plug into the connector. Then I swapped to a cobra computer and I changed the power distribution harness. When I took it to the referee I showed them where I bought the engine and ran the smog test. When I failed he told me why and what they wanted to see installed. I failed 1 time for air intake tube not being stock and 1 time for having a x-pipe behind the rear cats. I changed the intake and installed a h-pipe like the stock one and I passed the smog test.

My engine swap was done when the coyote had 420hp and now that the coyote has 460hp, I think that would be a faster car for a stock engine swap. Remember the referee just wants to see a more modern stock engine upgrade in an older car and they will certify it. I had a aftermarket K&N intake filter with carb sticker and a Afco supercharger intercooler and some Borla stingers and I passed smog at the ref.

I would sell my terminator swap for a Gen 3 coyote with some long tube headers and a T56. But it’s a lot of work and time. To get it certified was barely $10 for the label. And one time I was 2 mins late to my appointment for the Ref smog and I failed the test.

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Originally posted by Roush6018:
I have a terminator swap in my 01 GT. What helps is to have the same transmission as the swap. The T56 harness plugs into the cobra engine harness. My 5 speed harness wouldn’t plug into the connector. Then I swapped to a cobra computer and I changed the power distribution harness. When I took it to the referee I showed them where I bought the engine and ran the smog test. When I failed he told me why and what they wanted to see installed. I failed 1 time for air intake tube not being stock and 1 time for having a x-pipe behind the rear cats. I changed the intake and installed a h-pipe like the stock one and I passed the smog test.

My engine swap was done when the coyote had 420hp and now that the coyote has 460hp, I think that would be a faster car for a stock engine swap. Remember the referee just wants to see a more modern stock engine upgrade in an older car and they will certify it. I had a aftermarket K&N intake filter with carb sticker and a Afco supercharger intercooler and some Borla stingers and I passed smog at the ref.

I would sell my terminator swap for a Gen 3 coyote with some long tube headers and a T56. But it’s a lot of work and time. To get it certified was barely $10 for the label. And one time I was 2 mins late to my appointment for the Ref smog and I failed the test.

Good info, thanks.
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Similar question as the topic. Very nervous to take my fox to a California smog ref for the door jam stamp. I have a 92 coupe original 4 banger swapped to a 5.0 of the same year. My worries are questions like if it was done professionally in a shop and how I got tags afterwards. Was hoping someone who’s done it could give any feedback. Thanks.
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