Did GM ever offer an OEM/factory SFI rated bellhousing, specifically for the 2000 LS1 Camaro SS T-56 transmission for the general public? I only find one manufacturer offering them for a pretty penny.
I didn't know re-certification was an option or the cost for a used shield. The QP shield runs about $795 plus $193 shipping to Alaska.If this is for a street car you can run a expired sfi bell. I think recertification is $100 or so. But, if the thing is sitting on a shelf expired collecting dust it could be bought for cheap.
I have bought 3 McLeod bells at this point as well as a handful of seat belts. All expired with plenty of life left in them.
If this is something that needs sfi certification then you need to consider that $100 recertification plus the used price of the bell and judge if buying newer is a better option.
That's why a big racer complaint is that a lot of those SFI certs are a money maker scam....harness seat belts every 2 years, can only re-cert once per set is the biggest beef, while slower cars with 50 year old stock seat belts are perfectly OK.well.. shoot.
Guess people are forced to buy new bells every 5 years. Which means there should be plenty of them available used if you do not need to run certification.