This is why you don't buy a modified car...

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  1. Caboose302

    Caboose302 Well-Known Member

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    This weekend I'm pulling the transmission just to see what kind of crank I have so THEN I can order a clutch. This is stupid. Even more time my car will be down and out.
     
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    1997gtRioRed Well-Known Member

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    or you just dont buy a modified car that you know nothing about. should have gotten info from previous owner/builder of car
     
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    I have no problems wrenching on a mustang! At least your approach is right. It may require more wirk but youll get it done right!
     
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    Essentially the previous owner took the car to a shop and they installed a DSS shortblock. I even have the receipt for the block but they don't keep track of their records past 5 years so I don't know what crank is in it, or whether it's a 10.5" clutch or 11".
     
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    MustangChris Legend Retired Staff SN95 Supporter

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    this is a good point! at least your going about it the right way.
     
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    whiplash473 Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    I've spent a lot of time and money fixing the previous owners' mods. Not knowing what you have is very frustrating.

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    I like working on my car. I just got sick of pulling transmissions. At my old job we were assigned whatever we were fastest at. Sadly for me that meant a lot of dashes, timing belts, intakes and transmissions. Pretty much everything I dread doing to this car, lol.

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    depending on what the mods are.. as appealing as the car may seem because of them, I usually stay away... bought my 95 gt bone stock not a mod except rims and it was lowered a bit.. makes it much easier so everything done to it is your own opinion and want and not somebody elses
     
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    I bought it to help my buddy out. It was just sitting in his garage rotting away. I used to hate orange cars and I just wanted to flip it for a fox. Ended up liking it. A lot.
    Usually I don't like to buy a car with so many mods but it's been incredibly reliable. Only reason I'm replacing the clutch is I have to replace the TOB and I don't want to pull the trans twice.

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    hurry up and get that ****er done so I can see what a fast two valve actually looks like!
     
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    Your situation sounds a lot like mine, only I just guessed and bought a clutch and dropped the trans and found out I had the wrong parts. In the end I ended up buying two clutches, a 10.5' and 11'' and two flywheels. What a headache.....
     
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    Lol! It was quick until this new tune made it too rich. I have to take it back an lean it out a bit.

    I was thinking about doing that but I just don't have the funds right now. Plus it will give me a chance to get the flywheel turned while I order the clutch.



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    who does your tuning?
     
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    I'll never buy a modified mustang. Lowered? fine. Anything else, I pass
     
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    I have very strict rules on modded cars...80% of the time I don't.

    The most I've bought in modded form was an O/R Midpipe.
     
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    I may take it down to S&M if it doesn't get a good tune on it this time. There's no way I lost 50 rwhp on a 7 year old engine.

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    Since when does a crank dictate the clutch???
     
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    Its a sn95 to new edge switch over modular thang.
     
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    Aaaaahhhh. :handz:
     
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    Hmm mm should be crank dictates what bolt flywheel. All the way up to mid 01 pretty sure was a 6 bolt. Of course the cobra had 8 bolt crank. Also think somewhere in there Romeo had 6 Windsor had 8

    then the transmission dictates which spline clutch also and size.