Bell Housing Bolt Patterns

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Bell Housing Bolt Patterns

Post by mrevildoer » Wed 7. Oct 2009, 22:45

I read somewhere that early MELs ('58-'59 and maybe '60?) shared the same bell housing bolt circle as the FE engine series. The later MELs used a 'partial' FE pattern. Does anyone know how 'partial'? I'd like to run a toploader behind my '65 430 but if it's not plausible ($$$) to add mounts to it, then I need to start looking for a '58-'59!! :D :D
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Re: Bell Housing Bolt Patterns

Post by Theo » Thu 8. Oct 2009, 01:28

Welcome mrevildoer. I think the 58-59 MEL bell housing pattern is compatible with the FE pattern. I heard that the 1966 and up 462 MEL Block features a dual bell housing pattern.
I don't know how partial the 65 block fits.
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Re: Bell Housing Bolt Patterns

Post by mrevildoer » Sat 10. Oct 2009, 14:34

Thanks. I need to find another block anyways, so I suppose I'll have to narrow my search to a pre-60.
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Re: Bell Housing Bolt Patterns

Post by Theo » Sun 26. Sep 2010, 06:45

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