Sorry man you're wrong
there was a 97 thunderbird according wikipedia.org. Here is the link
Click on Super Bird and read the LAST Paragraph.
Second, the same sentence proves that there was a T-45 transmission that fits the 4.6 DOHC. But the DOHC and SOHC have the same mounting bolts and both engines can use the T-45. The 3650 however does not fit.
Stock halfshafts on the tbird are fine and if I need any new ones I'll use some from the mustangs.
What I WILL NEED:
A custom driveshaft ( I'll be getting aluminum)
A flywheel with flywheel bolts.
Clutch Master cylinder and slave as well as the line.(I'll be getting stainless)
Transmission mounts that fit.
Bypassing Park with the ECU
Drilling holes and placing the clutch pedal
My point is there is no welding and why noone hasn't done this yet is ****in stupid cause its cake. I know exactly what I'm getting into I just need the parts... I pray the shifter fits, but it really should cause there was a 97 tbird...