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99-04 GT engine block

what kind is it
and is it alluminum or cast iron

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It's aluminum, only the 03-04 cobra blocks are cast-iron


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GT's have an iron block with aluminum heads. 03-04 cobra's are the only 4v cobras to have an iron block.

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GT's have an iron block with aluminum heads. 03-04 cobra's are the only 4v cobras to have an iron block.
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Yeah the GTs are all aluminum!

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Yeah the GTs are all aluminum!
No they're not. This question comes up all the time and I don't understand why. The GT's ALL came with an iron block. The 03-04 Cobra came with an iron block as well. The iron block will handle more power than the aluminum block. I have personally seen an aluminum block that was twisted from having too much power put through it (about 1300 HP).

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Yeah the GTs are all aluminum!
No they're not. This question comes up all the time and I don't understand why. The GT's ALL came with an iron block. The 03-04 Cobra came with an iron block as well. The iron block will handle more power than the aluminum block. I have personally seen an aluminum block that was twisted from having too much power put through it (about 1300 HP).
Why does a Mach 1 have an aluminum block when a GT has an iron block if it's so much weaker? Wouldn't you put better quality parts in a more expensive car?


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It looks like Ford had some problems deciding what to use on what. Check this out and find your answer...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Modular_engine

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Mustang
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Yeah the GTs are all aluminum!
No they're not. This question comes up all the time and I don't understand why. The GT's ALL came with an iron block. The 03-04 Cobra came with an iron block as well. The iron block will handle more power than the aluminum block. I have personally seen an aluminum block that was twisted from having too much power put through it (about 1300 HP).
WOW I feel stupid! Must have been tired from work cuz I definitely knew that! My bad

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Yeah the GTs are all aluminum!
No they're not. This question comes up all the time and I don't understand why. The GT's ALL came with an iron block. The 03-04 Cobra came with an iron block as well. The iron block will handle more power than the aluminum block. I have personally seen an aluminum block that was twisted from having too much power put through it (about 1300 HP).
Why does a Mach 1 have an aluminum block when a GT has an iron block if it's so much weaker? Wouldn't you put better quality parts in a more expensive car?
Ford did that to save weight. In most cars, you will never push more power than the aluminum block can handle. I think it is obvious that Ford engineers know the iron block is stronger- look a what the 03-04 Cobra has.

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Ford did that to save weight. In most cars, you will never push more power than the aluminum block can handle. I think it is obvious that Ford engineers know the iron block is stronger- look a what the 03-04 Cobra has.
+1 The only reason for an aluminum block is to save on weight. It helps save on fuel if your moving less weight around.

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Yeah the GTs are all aluminum!
The newer GT's are all aluminum. (2005+)


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The newer GT's are all aluminum. (2005+)
Oddly enough, that information is accurate.

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96 to 98 cobra and lincoln mark 8 have the strongest blocks. they are called teksid blocks made in italy.
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96 to 98 cobra and lincoln mark 8 have the strongest blocks. they are called teksid blocks made in italy.
100% false statement..........

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my 01 has an iron block. all gt blocks are iron unless the block has been upgraded by the previous owner.
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my 01 has an iron block. all gt blocks are iron unless the block has been upgraded by the previous owner.
There is no upgrade for the iron block if you are talking about power handling capability.
Why is this so hard to understand??????????????????????

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Damn man. Can't understand man!

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