Michael Johnson
Technical Editor
June 28, 2017

We ran into Marty Ochs and Jeff Harris from Mo’s Speed Shop at the 2016 Foxtoberfest, and were so impressed with a couple of their Fox builds that we shot both of them for upcoming features. Both are modular-swapped, and look like they came that way from the factory. Of course, they didn’t, but Mo’s built them in a way Ford would have if the modular engine had ever found its way into a Fox Mustang.

This 1989 LX coupe, nicknamed Morange because of its orange paint, is destined to be another engine swap kit, but this time Mo’s will be swapping in an EcoBoost 2.3L engine with a 6R80 transmission. “Our plan is to build a car of comparable or better quality than the yellow and white convertible swap cars you saw from us last year at Foxtoberfest,” Marty says.

“Morange,” Mo’s 1989 LX coupe already boasts new paint, a cage, and a 5-lug swap. Mo’s Marty Ochs and Jeff Harris will be using a 2.3L EcoBoost with custom wheels not seen on any other Fox to differentiate it from the herd. We look forward to seeing the finished product.

As mentioned, Mo’s will be using an EcoBoost combination, and as Marty puts it, “We will be turning up the wick, complete with wiring and harnesses that look like they were factory installed.” To make the swap happen, Mo’s will source one of their vendors for a custom harness to work with the factory processor, and Jeff will tune the combination after it’s together. The exhaust will consist of a 3-inch after-cat from the turbo’s downpipe.

“We are measuring for wheels this coming week and expect to use something custom that you don't see on everybody's Fox,” Marty says. Inside the wheels will most likely be Cobra brakes, and the inside will be likewise updated with aftermarket seats, custom stereo gear, and A/C.

If their past builds are any indication of what to expect, Mo’s EcoBoost Fox will certainly be a top tier build, as well.