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Old 12-29-2010, 02:12 PM
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broke bellhousing on a th350

in searching for a new tranny for my 92 firebird project a guy replied to my post saying he had a th350 tranny hed give me for free. i picked it up and the bellhousing is broke. the internals are all fine i just need a new case for it and i am having absolutely no luck at all finding one. any help would be much appreciated.
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in searching for a new tranny for my 92 firebird project a guy replied to my post saying he had a th350 tranny hed give me for free. i picked it up and the bellhousing is broke. the internals are all fine i just need a new case for it and i am having absolutely no luck at all finding one. any help would be much appreciated.
thanks, jake
All I can say is that TH350s seem to grow on trees. Use Searchtempest to search Craigslist in multiple cities. I searched for "TH350" here in northern VA and got a dozen or more cores ranging from $50 to $100. Since all you care about is the main case, even an 4x4 TH350 works for you.
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ill try that. but us there any site or anything to just go in and order. the sooner i get it the better
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i couldnt find any on that cragslist search you mentioned within in 270 miles. is there no site to order one from??
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Check you local transmission shops/salvage yards also.JMO
And you need to determine why and what caused your to brake in the first place. IMHO

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Try welding it.
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I'm not aware of any site that you can mail order a plain th350 case. You could try ebay? I have one that would work but shipping would probably be as much as the case itself. I see cores around here for $40-$100.
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Completely cut off the broken bell, and use a JW Ultrabell. This gets you a thicker bellhousing, SFI certified for flexplate/converter explosion(if you need the SFI cert for racing), it bolts on to the front pump using longer versions of the bolts that hold the front pump into the case. Only way to save a broken case, you won't even have to disassemble the trans to do the work. Around $220 for the Ultrabell.

Very strong, very common in racing to use these, alot of times even cutting the bell off perfectly good cases when you have an race application that needs the SFI certification. Summit, Jegs, local speed shops etc, can get them for you .
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Completely cut off the broken bell, and use a JW Ultrabell. This gets you a thicker bellhousing, SFI certified for flexplate/converter explosion(if you need the SFI cert for racing), it bolts on to the front pump using longer versions of the bolts that hold the front pump into the case. Only way to save a broken case, you won't even have to disassemble the trans to do the work. Around $220 for the Ultrabell.

Very strong, very common in racing to use these, alot of times even cutting the bell off perfectly good cases when you have an race application that needs the SFI certification. Summit, Jegs, local speed shops etc, can get them for you .
Ultrabell Very good part. I wish i went that route when my bell-housing busted. But NoOoOoOoOo I had to go and find a old bell and switch out the cases. It will be Ultrabell if it ever happens to me again.



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i found a guy with a whole trans and got it for almost nothing since i picked it up so im all set. the original one broke cause the driveshaft slung a universal and vibrated so bad it broke the housing
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i found a guy with a whole trans and got it for almost nothing since i picked it up so im all set. the original one broke cause the driveshaft slung a universal and vibrated so bad it broke the housing

that is awsome. watch the setup and end play clearances as the parts are swapped case to case
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that is awsome. watch the setup and end play clearances as the parts are swapped case to case
as far as i know this one is fine. they just pulled it out of there drag car to put in a powerglide. im just gonna keep my other incase i need it and not do the switch if i dont need to. thanks for all the help though you guys. the ole bird will be back on the road soon enough
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as far as i know this one is fine. they just pulled it out of there drag car to put in a powerglide. im just gonna keep my other incase i need it and not do the switch if i dont need to. thanks for all the help though you guys. the ole bird will be back on the road soon enough

That makes me wonder if the t-350 from the drag car is full manual shift? Trans Brake? Reverse shift pattern?

Those items would affect the shifter needed
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