Mustang Week’s big annual judged car show on Friday, July 17th, 2015 filled the northern half of the Myrtle Beach Mall. From wild Pro Touring built vintage Mustangs to slammed and supercharged S550 Mustangs, there were Mustangs of all years and all varieties for show goers to fill their cell phone micro-SD cards with (does anyone carry a real camera anymore?). The Mustang360 staff hit the parking lot early in an attempt to avoid some of the famous South Carolina summer heat but it was already hot and sticky when we started making our rounds.
As we walked the isles upon isles of Mustangs, pointing out which ones we’d sell body parts for in order to have it parked in our own garage, we noticed an abundant amount of Mustangs—mostly late-model but a few vintage Mustangs as well—that had an engine swap done to them. A few were down and dirty drop-ins (yet still cool), while some had clearly been given some time and attention to detail. We put our cameras to use and captured our favorite swaps to share with you. Check them out in the captions below.
Previously featured in Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords magazine this crisp white Fox Mustang is rocking a ProCharger-blown Coyote with Boss 302 induction.
How’s this for a vintage swap; a SN-95 Cobra 5.0L pushrod swap, complete with EFI, in a 1967 Mustang. Functional, direct fit, and the EFI driveability means this Mustang gets driven.
The 4.6L Three-Valve hasn’t shared the popularity of say the 4.6L Four-Valve or the 5.0L Coyote when it comes to swaps, but none-the-less the Three-Valve is not a bad engine to run if you can score a deal on one. With 300 hp it certainly make this Fox move out nicely.
Another Terminator swap we spotted was in this Fox Mustang. Looking completely stock (not that that is a bad thing!) we did spy an aftermarket blower pulley.
Swapped Foxes were big at Mustang Week this year. This baby blue beauty is running a 4.6L Two-Valve swap.
How’s this for something different! This SN-95 in stealth black is rocking a Gen 2 Lightning 5.4L modular breathing through twin turbos!
Another vintage Mustang we came upon is this blue Eleanor build. Under the now-famous domed hood is a 4.6L Four-Valve boosted by a ProCharger pumping through a Sullivan inlet adapter.
We’ve seen this SVO Mustang at other events and it too has been featured in a past issue, but we couldn’t leave it off of our top ten list! The SVO’s motivation no longer comes from an intercooled 2.3L turbo four, but now a Coyote 5.0L topped by a Ford Performance Racing Parts supercharger.
Last but not least, we have this 4.6L Four-Valve powered Fox running a Whipple supercharger for motivation.