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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-15-2002, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
 
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ford aluminum bellhousing?

Finally starting the 5.0 swap. I'm using an 87 grand marquis.
My question is are there any reasons not to use an aluminum ford bellhousing? I'm not real sure what it came from, but is a hydraulic clutch housing. I think it is from a truck, does anyone know what the numbers E4TE7505DA can tell me?
I'm keeping the t-176 in it.
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Re: ford aluminum bellhousing?

I don't see any problem with the Aluminum B/H
that's what I'm using in mine.
The only thing I had to do was to weld a bracket onto the clutch fork side to mount the stock Jeep clutch slave cylinder to.
So far so good but then again I've only had it all together for three days now!

I am going to Nachese tonight for the BIG TEST.

Also this site may be of interest to you I know I found loads of info here;

http://www.corral.net/forums/forumdi...amp;forumid=55

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Re: ford aluminum bellhousing?

I WISH I had an aluminum bellhousing. I've got an old cast iron jobber, and that thing weighs a TON!! I wouldn't think you'd have any issues.

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Re: ford aluminum bellhousing?

Good, just wanted to make sure before I went and got something totally useless. Thanks.
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Re: ford aluminum bellhousing?

I used an aluminum bellhousing from a f150...no problems at all. I remember seeing somewhere that the cast iron ones are more resistant to cracking.
If anyone needs one I have one sitting in the garage. Slightly modified for a mechanical linkage but you could still mount the hydrolic slave on there if necessary. Make me an offer...
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