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Old 04-24-2004, 08:41 PM
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new tranny case?

my bellhousing on my th350 is cracked. when i say cracked i mean where a bolt and guide pin go through, cracked off. i have seen bolt on bellhousings but it appears that mine is part of the case. all of the tranny on the inside is new and i fear i might need a new case. is there any other alternative?

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Old 04-24-2004, 09:27 PM
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bell housing

you might be able to get one that you cut the bell housing off and the new housing bolts on with the front pump bolts on. I have never seen one, just heard about them for using different trans in a differnt brand,
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Old 04-25-2004, 07:54 PM
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yeah i was told about some weld on bellhousing by the racing shop that rebuilt mine, supposed to be really strong but they arent open till tomorrow, i will call them. but since youve never seen one i guess that means you dont know where to get one?
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Old 04-26-2004, 07:18 AM
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I remember seeing this bolt on bellhousing in either a Jeg's, or Summit Racing catalog.
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......If you have the piece that cracked off, you could just have it welded back on.

I mean surely you must have the piece that broke off, it's not like you'd go have it built knowing a piece was broken off like that right?
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yeah ive still got the piece but would it be safe to weld back on? i guess as long as the bolts are all in tight...?
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Depending on what needs welding, that might just cost you more, and then it's just patched. Find another case..................


Get a tranny shop to swap the "guts" out of your tranny to another case....That is your cheapest solution.
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I had a TH350 in a truck that was cracked pretty bad (the whole top half of the bellhousing). It cost fifty bucks to have welded, that was two years ago and the truck is used every day to haul furniture. Do what you wanna' do, but welding should be doable in your case and won't break the bank.

The welder that I brought the tranny to had a block to bolt it to so the pieces were held together like a jig to make sure everything lined up.
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yeah my school has an autoshop and the teacher does some pretty unbelievable looking welds. i have talked to him and he said it would be okay to do, after looking at what broke off. he said he could either do it or suprivise me doing it for free. i think he should though cuz im not a great welder...
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I don't know about the area you live in but the welders that can do even good or better jobs with aluminum can pretty much name their prices. The guys than can do the best welds with it can name their price and get it, but thats in my area.

I just started learning to gas weld aluminum with self fluxing rod this past weekend, and I have quite a ways to go before I am as happy with it's results as I am with my mild and stainless steel welds.

That all might have come in handy after this pic below happened.

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Cool

The alignment dowels on the engine and the matching holes in the tranny case must be correct to avoid problems with the tranny pump and converter hub wear
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ok cool. ill see if i can get some photos on later to let y'all see how it is...
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