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Username Post: bell housing        (Topic#366394)
firecars 
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Loc: East Haven CT
Reg: 09-13-21
09-13-21 01:03 PM - Post#2827029    

I'd like to put a Chevy 250 engine (out of a 1969 nova)in my 48 Chevy car, is there a bell housing that will allow me to use the newer engine and old transmission and drive train?

I assume it has to be a 2 piece bell housing to secure transmission to it.

thanks Firecars

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Broo102 
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Broo102
Loc: Huntington Beach, CA.
Reg: 09-30-14
09-14-21 08:02 AM - Post#2827069    
    In response to firecars

I believe any tri 5 bell will work, however, they have "ears" in them that probably will contact part of the trans tunnel. I had to cut the ears off for my V8 install. Using a pre 55 bell might also fit since they were all from 6 cyl. motors.
Make a paper pattern of the back of your engine by tracing or by simply pushing the paper on to the back ridge of the block. Youll get a good impression that way to match up to any potential bell that you think might fit.

Thanks!
Bru
John 3:16
32 Chev. 5 Win. Sports Coupe
47 Chev. convertible in progress


 
cbmkr56 
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09-17-21 05:42 AM - Post#2827252    
    In response to firecars

i have not seen a bell housing that will fit a 250 and also fit the small bolt pattern on the old style 3 speed.



 
Broo102 
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Broo102
Loc: Huntington Beach, CA.
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09-19-21 04:06 PM - Post#2827431    
    In response to cbmkr56

I recall that is correct, most make a bracket flange, a flat piece of stock with the hole pattern of the bell and the trans
Ive seen it done, not hard to create

Thanks!
Bru
John 3:16
32 Chev. 5 Win. Sports Coupe
47 Chev. convertible in progress


 


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