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flywheel help!!!!!!!!

Hello all!!!!!! Very new to this site and please help if im posting wrong.

I have a 2001 GT automatic. Just before thanksgiving, it was flipped and totaled. So i decided i would take the good engine out of it an swap into my 2000 gt 5 speed ( which i bought with a rod knocking ).
I went to swap over my flywheel and here is where my problems started. I pulled the flex plate off of the 2001 model ( 6 bolt crank ) and that's when i realized the 2000 model has an 8 bolt crank. So i have been to every parts house known to knoxville, and can not find a flywheel that is 6 bolt and will work with my clutch kit ( which is off of the 2000 GT ). I'm sure 1 billion people or more have put a 6 bolt crank into a pre-2001 car. I need help figuring out which flywheel to purchase and which clutch to purchase or if i can use my original ( 2000 GT ) clutch. Thanks in advance.

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As you've already established, you need a six bolt SOHC flywheel for the later "Romeo" engine (the 2000 had a Windsor). You'll also need the pilot bearing for the end of the crankshaft since the motor was originally mated to an automatic. I can't conceive a reason why your 2000 clutch wouldn't work (someone will correct me if I'm wrong)... but if you are going with a new flywheel, at least consider a new clutch disc. As for where to find a flywheel, you might find one at a local wrecking yard but you would want to get that resurfaced...I just looked at Rock Auto and they have some listed that are inexpensive (~$80) if primarily a street driver...or you can go for a steel flywheel for ~$325 from LMR, CJP, AM, or Rock Auto if you are planning on adding HP later. (Part of the issue with your local parts houses is I think the input shafts on the 2000 and 2001 models have different spline counts---not an issue since you are using the 2000 clutch and 2000 transmission, but that may be causing a mismatch in what is now a largely computerized parts catalog world).


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Try car-part.com to search local salvage yards in your area.

FWIIW, I do have a 8 bolt flywheel 10.5" clutch that was left over from my Windsor to Romeo swap. Which I believe is exactly the part you are looking for. PM if interested.

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Uh, wm...believe he is doing the same swap and needs a six bolt.

Did you do a thread on the W to R swap? Are there other things needed?

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