cams in a 98gt

Discussion in '96-04 - 2V Specific' started by ROB 98GT, Jan 15, 2007.

  1. ROB 98GT

    ROB 98GT New Member

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    Heys guys!! I'm planning to do the pi intake and cam swap in a few weeks. Do I have the press on style cams? Do I have to get the cams from a romeo engine? I would like to do this the most cost effective way. Thank you.
     
  2. 19mustang95

    19mustang95 Legend

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    you have a romeo engine.
     
  3. Pennywise2

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    If you have a Romeo than you have bolt on cam bolts.
    You will need the PI cams,cam bolts,and the AFM or Ford cam tool unless
    you want to spend 3-4 hours taking off the front timing cover and
    putting it back together.Don't skip a tooth on the timing!
    Good Luck.
     
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    How can you tell if its the Romeo?
     
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    DropTopPony Administrator Staff Member Admin SN95 Supporter

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    all 96-98 GT's are Romeo
     
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    Damn you drop top.... Stop knowing everything........ O0 ;) Thanks
     
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    DropTopPony Administrator Staff Member Admin SN95 Supporter

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    The knowledge is their for all to know...i just retain more in my big head then others :)
     
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    Where can you get this tool and should I expect a mustang shop to have or know what it is?

    Mike
     
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    yeah he has a big head to go with that big brain of his.

    Did i just say that :eek:
     
  10. Pennywise2

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    Just ask them for the AFM cam tool for the 4.6L engine.
    www.andersonfordmotorsport.com
    All the does is holds the timing chain so you can qucikly
    change camshafts without taking off the timing cover.
     
  11. ck5.0

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    How long do you think replacing the cams would take (on average)?
     
  12. 98MSUGT

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    Is your car a stick or automatic?? I would look at the XE268h comp cams.
     
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    Do all romeo's have bolt on cams. Or just up to 98.

    Do the 01 and up romeo's have non bolt on cams???
     
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    all the romeo have bolt on cam gears but the 96-98 and 01-04 have different size cam bolts so you need to get the ones from pi cams if you swap.
     
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    Ok well i have a couple heads that are press on gears, but i was told they were a 2000 and they have 11 bolt holes.

    Any help there
     
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    press on gears are windsor...do you have the valve covers that came with the heads or no...the head i don't think will have 13/14 holes just the covers. What style cam caps are in? romeo has ladder style and i think the windsor has the individual.