Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Hickman Nebraska
yep, if it is indeed out of a newer crown vic it will still swap, but the TCC with need to be replaced, the flexplate, and a repin. do NOT forget the TCC or smoke will billow from your ECM. oh, and measure its length, if its from a interceptor the tail-shaft will be longer and will not work, needing a swap.
plus I'm not sure what year they did it, but the output shaft might have a different number of splines on it for the VSS so your speedo wont work unless you use the speedcal like buck mentioned, or pull it apart and swap in the outputshaft with the correct splines.
i want to say you can correct for it with a gear, but what i hear is that the gears made that large to compensate for the difference in the tailshaft are aftermarket only, and made from subpar junk. they tend to rip themselves apart over time and litter your valve body with the pieces.
otherwise, 98+ means much much better valve body, mechanical diode one way clutches, instead of the roller clutches that most likely were the death of your 95. better case design, better convertor, etc
some say its the best thing you can ever do to a Tbird besides reargears, swapping in a late model trans.
RUST!! eating away at me more than the rear fender wells
95 Deep Jewel Green 40th Anniversary Bird / Stock SOHC 190k 96-97 intake swap, 97 Mk8 4R70W, Jmod, 3L27 / energy susp rear spindle, and cobra arm bushings, 93 Mk8 shaft, and LCAs, 225/60r16 on Windstar twin 5spokes, Vogtland 1.6drop springs, Tokico Blues, PBR, and rear-disk swap, 89 SC swaybars
Last edited by nall_one; 05-01-2013 at 08:05 PM.