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Old 06-17-2008, 11:50 AM   #1
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Is there a way to find out if I have a 6 or 8 bolt flywheel without pulling the tranny? It's a 2001 GT, any help is appreciated. I know this is kind of a dumb question but I wasn't sure if there was a specific year that it changed.
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Old 06-17-2008, 12:41 PM   #2
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Default RE: 8 or 6 bolt flywheel?

6 BOLT FLYHWEEL= GT'S

8 BOLTS = COBRA

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Old 06-17-2008, 01:03 PM   #3
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Default RE: 8 or 6 bolt flywheel?

Is it a Windsor or Romeo motor? Early 2001s may have had Windsor motors. Windsor's are 8-bolt and Romeo's are 6-bolt. (Note: That said, I have heard that a few Windsor's were 6-bolt.)

If you're unsure of the motor, Windsor's have 13/14 bolt valve covers. Romeo's have 11 bolt valve covers.
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Default RE: 8 or 6 bolt flywheel?

Holy crap you guys just hurt my head with your advise.

Look at your door sticker if the is a K under tranny then you have a later 01 model and it a romeo and a 6 bolt crank.
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Default RE: 8 or 6 bolt flywheel?

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Holy crap you guys just hurt my head with your advise.

Look at your door sticker if the is a K under tranny then you have a later 01 model and it a romeo and a 6 bolt crank.
I thought 8 bolts were only on Cobras??

My GT, has 6 bolt. Tranny doesnt matter..(unless u just trying to find out Which motor his had.........) Bolts up the same my BUILT Motor with 8 bolts..

Do the 99-01's have different Flywheels?
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Old 06-17-2008, 02:54 PM   #6
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Yes 99-01.5 are windsors and have 8 bolt cranks. They are still cast cranks like the 6 bolt. 99% of the time a mustang with a T45 has a windsor engine in the 99-01 cars. Thats why you check for what tranny you have.
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Default RE: 8 or 6 bolt flywheel?

even easier way is to look at your water pump pulley. if its concaved its a 6, if it protrudes forward its an 8, eagle200gt is right though.
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Default RE: 8 or 6 bolt flywheel?

8 bolt cranks in the mo funkin hizzouse!

2000 GT with a winsor motor!
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Old 06-17-2008, 09:42 PM   #9
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Default RE: 8 or 6 bolt flywheel?

according to sean hyland motorsports, the 8 bolt can handle more ponies than the 6 bolt can,. though if you try to push either to the limit, you break the rods or pistons first.
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Im Only resurrecting this thread to let everyone know that I have a Windsor with a 6 bolt crank. Long story short I ordered an 8 bolt for my 99 and when I went to put on the flywheel obviously didn't bolt on so.
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