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Old 10-14-2002, 12:54 AM
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Does anyone have knowledge of a stock Chevrolet aluminum bell housing that is compatible with a Ford top loader transmission.

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As far as I know, there is no such thing. You will have to use an adapter or go with a special bellhousing from Lakewood, McLeod, etc. If you are building a hot rod you will want the safety of the special bellhousing anyway. Money well-spent!
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The GM guys aren't going to like this, but, in the late 60's and possibly the early 70's, the GM muscle cars that came with heavy duty 3 spds (usually the baseline tranny) used Ford top loader 3 spds with a GM splined input shaft. The Ford 3 spd and 4 spd have the same pattern, so if you locate one of these bell housings you have the one you need.
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Now we're making headway here. Can anyone suggest where I might find a GM part number for the right bellhousing. Ain't the internet amaz'n.
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It would stand to reason that if this was true, Lakewood and others would advertise it for the 3 speed. Worked in a salvage yard back then and the heavy duty base trans was a 3 speed Muncie.

I have never heard this or seen this written before but I could be mistaken.

My Hollander.the Bible of the salvage yards, has no such listing.

I would like to see a # or casting also.

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I stand corrected, after check my '69 parts books at the shop today I realized that Chevrolet (and of course Cadillac) did not use the Ford tranny, it was used by Buick, Olds and Pontiac so the bellhousing for a chevy probably doesn't exist. The trans was used from '65-'69 ( maybe later, but the parts book was up uhtil '69. The Hollanders wouldn't list it because the input shaft was different than the Ford so wouldn't interchange. I don't have casting #'s ( I don't think), but can give you all the part #'s, from the complete tranny to the various internal parts, all GM #'s, but I think the only part that was truly unique was the input shaft. I'm not sure but my recollection was that muncie( or saginaw) couldn't produce enough at the time (reason unknown) and used the trans through that period. Maybe the Chevy's didn't use it because they got first dibs on what was produced.
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