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Old 10-03-2006, 12:32 PM
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Ford Big block 4 spd bellhousing

Is the ford 4 spd top loader manual transmission bellhousing the same depth and width for a 460,428, big block 429 cobra jet motors.
My problem is as follows; I have a 76 Ford Gran Torino with a 460 motor and a
4 spd top loader trans. This was a custom install when I bought the car, it was not a factory option.I have put a new matching clutch set-up in the car and rebuilt the trans. Now that everything is new and installed and a matching set (clutch, pressure plate, throwout bearing and pilot bearing) I am constantly grinding gears during shifting. The clutch does not seem to be releasing far enough. I was told by a Ford Enthusiast that the bellhousing for a Ford 429 Big Block Cobra jet is bigger and deeper than other big block bellhousing and that I need that for clearance. These are hard to find and very expensive and would like to know before I consider it the only solution.
Any answers? Thanks.
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