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ekbeanctr
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From: Middlebury, IN USA
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posted 11-23-2002 08:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ekbeanctr   Click Here to Email ekbeanctr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OK, I am ready to drop the motor in my fastback. It's a 351W with a lakewood bell housing. I seem to remember that on horsepower TV, they had to notch the bellhousing in order for the clutch rod to clear. Anybody out there that knows for sure? Thanks. Ernie

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Moneymaker
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posted 11-23-2002 11:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No, you do not have to make any modifications to the bell housing at all. The back of the block is the same on all SBF's. The guys on HPTV butchered up that car. The notched the bell housing for exhuast clearance with the mickey mouse shorty headers.

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RADRIDE
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posted 11-28-2002 11:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for RADRIDE   Click Here to Email RADRIDE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry but I did have to notch my Lakewood bellhousing,it has about 1/2 in.overlap on plate that came with it.I did a nice 1/2 moon cut and I have plenty of room with-out looking like a butch job.I did not cut the block plate.

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