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Topic: Lakewood Bell Housing 65 Fastback
From: Middlebury, IN USA
Registered: Dec 2000
posted 11-23-2002 08:21 PM
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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From: Lyons, IL, USA
Registered: May 99
posted 11-23-2002 11:02 PM
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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From: Va.Beach, Va.
Registered: Aug 2002
posted 11-28-2002 11:42 AM
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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