Re: Broke TH350 bellhousing
Were you using 4X4 trans. cases? They are thicker and stronger than 2WD models. GM 4X4s also use a cast aluminum inspection cover, and the inspection cover has bosses for tie rods that go from there up to the motor mounts. This stuff is there to resist the extra torque that is applied to the trans case from the transfer case. On older GM 4X4s, there is a cushioned mount that attaches the side of the transfer case to the frame, instead of the braces to the inspection cover. You need something like this to avoid trans case breakage. Your new bell housing (scatter shield?) will most likely serve the same purpose.
'70 CST Blazer, 350, SM465, NP205.
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