Originally Posted by 48prerunner
Finally ready to take the plunge and buy my new motor this week I've searched for a few months and calculated my forum discounts but even with those most are above 6000 unless I have them price match lowest price I've found. Wish I could find a Summit 10% off.
I don't know if you would consider a used Coyote engine, but salvage yards do have them in running condition for around $4000 a piece.
These are exactly like the -M50 engines, or some of salvaged Coyotes come from F150 (the only difference is the cams).
The benefit of purchasing a salvaged -M50 Coyote is that you can rebuild it with true forged parts.
A true forged set of H-beam conrods and forged pistons can be had for under $1600.
Add better bolts (ARPs for example), add a billet oil pump, upgrade the valve springs, and by the time you are done, you will basically have an Aluminator Coyote.
If you are smart and shop around for good machine shops and engine building services, you should come significantly under the $8300 price it would cost to buy a brand new Aluminator Coyote outright.