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Old 08-11-2014, 03:43 PM   #1
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I put a 99 Windsor in my 04 gt

I know the Windsor had an 8 bolt set up and the Romeo I'm replacing has a 6 bolt. I know the Windsor also had a T45 tranny while the Romeo has a TR-3650 tranny. I'm being told that the 99 Windsor engine I am putting in will not work with my TR-3650 tranny. Is there any validity to this or am I being scammed?


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The 3650 will bolt right up.
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Awesome, thank you very much!


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Go find whoever told you this and open hand slap them across the face. The crank bolts have absolutely nothing to do with the transmission and everything to do with the flywheel. I have a 3650 in my 98 GT with a 99 Windsor motor lol.
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Haha, ok, thanks for the input, I appreciate it!


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Another question: what do I need to do with the flywheel to make it work?


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You'll need an 8 bolt flywheel for the 8 bolt crank, that is it. Your current clutch is 11" and if it is still in good shape you can re-use it just fine. If its older or high mileage, consider replacing it as it will add 0 labor to replace it. If your mechanic tries to charge you extra labor for the clutch, find another mechanic as your clutch will have to be swapped to the new motor regardless with the new flywheel.
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Awesome man, I really appreciate the input. They are already taking a week to take my old engine out and the new one in and they're messing with my flywheel now so with the info you gave me I can feel more at ease if they try to tell me differently. Again, thank you so much!


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Also, if you need a flywheel, don't pay more than $260 for it. This one is the best deal you are going to find for a new one.

Ford Racing Mustang Billet Steel Flywheel - 8 Bolt M-6375-G46A (96-04 Cobra, Mach 1; 99-Mid 01 GT) - Free Shipping

You can also use a flywheel out of a 2011-2014 GT, just need 4.6L dowel pins.
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They guy I bought the engine from gave me an 8 bolt fly wheel that he used in his car when he had the engine so that's why I'm so confused as to what could possibly be taking so long with this swap and why they would tell me it isn't matching up


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Its because your clutch is 11" and the 99 flywheel is for a 10.5" clutch. You need a new flywheel or a new clutch, good practice is both. The dowel pins on the 01-04 flywheels are physically closer to the edges to accomodate the 11" clutch you have. Before 01, only the 99 Cobra used an 11" flywheel. Also have them re-surface whichever flywheel you use unless you buy a new one.

You really ought to get a new clutch while its all out unless yours is brand new. I know thats easy for me to say when its not my money, but labor to do the clutch is a solid $500-$800 if not more. Its free right now while its all apart. Let me know if any of this is confusing. I hate when mechanics can't figure easy **** like this out. You aren't a mechanic so you shouldn't have to tell THEM how to do their job. Its not very complicated to see that the clutch isn't lining up with the dowel pins and you need a new flywheel. Or new clutch.
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Once again, thank you for the info! You're a life saver!


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