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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-23-2002, 10:56 AM
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T176 - should bolt to a 302 NP correct?

Since the T176 is a ford tranny it should bolt up straight to a Ford 302? Without any modification? I have never worked with Manual Trannies so I dont know what would have to be changed between a 258 to a 302 swap. [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
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Re: T176 - should bolt to a 302 NP correct?

YES!! I use a bellhousing from a '79 F100 (numbers indicate it came from a '66 F100 with 300 6cyl). It bolts right onto the tranmission. Bolts right to the 302. I sure hope you are going with a 5.0 swap. Eliminate the middle step!!!
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Re: T176 - should bolt to a 302 NP correct?

Be careful, the jeep t-176 bolts right up to a small block ford bellhousing, but the input shaft tip of the tranny MAY bottom out in the Ford crankshaft. I had to trim the pilot bearing area of my t-176 input shaft by about 3/8ths of an inch. I did it with a grinder, and then chamfered the tip so it'll slip in easily to the pilot bearing, which, by the way was custom. You need a Ford O.D. bearing with a Jeep I.D. Or use a jeep pilot bearing with a homemade bushing to get the O.D. correct.
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Re: T176 - should bolt to a 302 NP correct?

I'm not sure how the pilot shaft bushing got to be something "SPECIAL". I used a stock bushing for the 302 in an F100. I compared the I.D. and they are exactly the same. It even has the same dimensions in the book at the parts store.

My T176 came from a CJ and I had no problems with the length, or diameter of the input shaft. I would argue that the difference in length is because your T176 came from a truck aplication (just guessing here) but I thought the difference in those two transmissions were longer, like a couple of inches.
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Re: T176 - should bolt to a 302 NP correct?

Don't you also need a Chevy clutch plate in the ford pressure plate? From what I understand the input shaft on the t-176 is the same as a chevy.
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Re: T176 - should bolt to a 302 NP correct?

With the early ford bellhousing you will have to make some type of adapter for your clutch linkage. So you will be better of using a bellhousing that has the hydrolic setup.(i belive that mid 80s f-truks have them)
But yes the ford housing will bolt to your T-176 and you will need a special pilot bushing(from advance adapters or have your local shop made one for you) and use the chevy clutch.
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Re: T176 - should bolt to a 302 NP correct?

I used a JEEP clutch disk, just make sure the splines are the right count/size. As for the clutch pivot, I modified the ford version. F-trucks with mechanical clutches use a bolt on pivot. It mounts right over the bellhousing to the back of the motor. It doesn't take much to modify it, and it'll work with the jeep bellcrank. I had to swap the "arms" of the bellcrank, from the ford to the jeep (jeep is too short). But it all works now.
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