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Parts I.D. Help Bellhousing, clutch/pp, Throw out bearing.

I'm building a '46 Ford Coupe. It was originally a CA car. I got it in Mexico, so it is really solid. The car had several things already done to it, some good, some bad, as usual. It came with a '49 Flathead that I am seriously building up with lots of speed parts. It already had a BW, T5 tranny from a 1984 Camaro/Firebird 5.0 V-8.

I pretty sure the flywheel is stock.

The bellhousing bolts right up to the flathead. It has an "M 42 : " (with the spaces like I show), vertically on a fake tag on the left side of the machined area of the BH. The cast "tag" even has fake screws cast into it at each end of the "tag". There is a small, upside down "D" on a slightly raised round spot below and to the right of the "M 42 :". Centered below the center of the BH hole is "AC6394D". Above this there is a "2". Just to the right of the "2" there is a spot that appears to be cast in to resemble a "rivet". There were two holes at the far left of the machined area. I believe that these were meant to hold something that held the clutch arm in in some way. Someone has made a nice piece, out of angle iron, for the clutch arm to pivot on. They then plug welded it in from the back through these two holes. (Not a good job.) The clutch arm floats lose , but of course it won't come out once assembled. I think I'm going to attach it with a wire tie to hold it during assembly in a manner that will let the wire tie break and fall out after assembly when the clutch is first pushed. I'm converting the clutch to hydraulic with all new parts by the way. Can anyone I.D. bellhousing with this information?

Someone made an adapter to mate the tranny to the bellhousing. They did a beautiful job. The welding and machining are great.

The clutch and pressure plate are LuK. I e-mailed LuK with all the information I could find, and an engineer called me the next day! He has it narrowed down to 4-5 parts, but I have to send him some pics so he can make the final I.D. The clutch and pressure plate are in great shape, but I want to I.D. them while they are out of the car in case I need new ones someday. (A sure thing with my foot!) There is a number on the pressure plate if anyone can I.D. it. It is "97101". The plate disc is 11" O.D. and the center hole is 6 3/8" I.D. The plate itself is about 3/4" thick.

The throughout bearing is what looks to me like an older model. It has the rectangular plate with the two clips on it to hold it on the clutch arm. The hole I.D. is extended out off of the plate with a ring that sticks up off the plate 3/8". The ring is 1.440 I.D. and approx. .110 thick. The only thing that I could find on the bearing is a small "R" in a circle, (a Trademark?), and across from this "R" is stamped "R-201". There is a lip on the outside O.D. of the bearing that is 3.022" O.D. Behind the lip, the bearing is 2.894" O.D. The bearing is .706" thick. Of course the bearing I.D. is 1.440".

If anyone can help me identify these parts, I would appreciate it VERY MUCH!!!

Thanks a lot.


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