Originally Posted by FullyAutomatic
From what I read. Windsor motors are basically truck engines lol Made at a truck plant and Romeo Are made at the car plant.
Mustangs from 99-00 have the Windsor, However Mustangs into 2001
could also have the Windsor since the Romeo plant was shut down for a while.
Apparently a supercharged Windsor can make more power with boost than a Romeo when stock.
The Rods of the Windsor has floating pins vs romeo's press fit
Windsors have an 8 bolt flywheel. Romeos have a 6 bolt flywheel. Windsors have 13 bolt valve covers. Romeos have 11 bolt valve covers.
The cam gears are attached differently as do the cam caps. The heads from a Windsor are interchangeable with those of a Romeo.
There are some more changes but those are the main ones..
not sure what to think about it haha
Having experienced both a Romeo and a Windsor 2V, I can say a PI Windsor is much better than a non-PI Romeo
For real though, there's not really a difference in performance. People say that if you use a non-PI romeo block with Windsor PI heads you'll make more power due to a bump in compression. However if you plan to boost you might not want that.
Personally, my biggest gripe with the Windsor engine is the pressed camshaft gears. It makes doing a cam job much more complicated.
Also some people claim the Windsor is "beefier" or more robust, being from the truck plant. Im not positive on what led them to that assumption, but I doubt anyone will ever notice the difference. When it comes down to it, the bottom end is the weak point on both engines and that's what people are gonna notice
- 1998 Mustang GT Convertible: 5-Speed, 2001 PI 2V swap, o/r h-pipe, Magnaflow catback, MGW shifter,
3.73 gears, Auburn LSD, TA diff cover, MM FLSFCs, Ford Strut Tower Brace, J&M SS Brake Lines, and a lot of visual/restoration work.