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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old Apr 26th, 17, 8:56 PM Thread Starter
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Removing Bellhousing Dowels

What is the best method? Engine is in the car. We need to get them out to install offset ones for a Lakewood bellhousing.

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Re: Removing Bellhousing Dowels

Best way I have seen is to press them out from the back. can you get a small brass hammer and punch in there? may have to remove the headers to get the room gonna be tight I have a long cheap extension I use cut off the socket end and ground it down to make a punch.

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I had luck drilling into them and taping them 1/4-20 then make a slide hammer out of 1/4-20 all thread. Worked for me. I also had to install dowels for a Lakewood bell housing.
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I had luck drilling into them and taping them 1/4-20 then make a slide hammer out of 1/4-20 all thread. Worked for me. I also had to install dowels for a Lakewood bell housing.

I did not have to do this as I changed mine with the engine out, but I almost assure you this is the best method. You have to give them a pretty good whack with a punch and hammer to get them out. You may be able to get the pass side out with a punch and hammer, but the driver side has a small window to get into and it would be near impossible with the engine in the car. I believe it was part of the oil filter casting that made it awkward. I had to use a very small diameter drift punch made of tool steel to get at it. A brass punch that would get in there would not stand a chance.
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Re: Removing Bellhousing Dowels

Got 'em out. Long drift on the passenger side and made a long drift with a kink at the end for the drivers side out of 3/8" rod.

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Got 'em out. Long drift on the passenger side and made a long drift with a kink at the end for the drivers side out of 3/8" rod.

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Sweet glad to see. Some come out easier then others. It is like anything else in this game.

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Got 'em out. Long drift on the passenger side and made a long drift with a kink at the end for the drivers side out of 3/8" rod.

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Devin

Good for you and I stand corrected ! Your block must have a different casting in order to get that 3/8" in there. I used a 3/16" and it was tight.
My block is a 92 454" block.
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Thanks for posting back Devin, it will help on someones search I'm sure.
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Got 'em out. Long drift on the passenger side and made a long drift with a kink at the end for the drivers side out of 3/8" rod.

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Thats what I had to do,lol.Sucked.

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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old Apr 27th, 17, 8:42 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Removing Bellhousing Dowels

Just for the next guy looking, this was in my son's 65 with 010 block 350. Starter was out, but clutch linkage and oil filter were still in place. We had to get at it from the front sway bar area.

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Mine came out with a pair of pliers and some WD40. I was lucky!!
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Just for the next guy looking, this was in my son's 65 with 010 block 350. Starter was out, but clutch linkage and oil filter were still in place. We had to get at it from the front sway bar area.

Devin

I'm actually heading out to the shop to pull my trans and clutch. I will report back about the exact issue I had with the 454" block. I will see if long drift would work. This could be a whole new issue though as it is a BBC.
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Re: Removing Bellhousing Dowels

no 2 are the same lol core shift and the fact we are looking at a bbc vs a sbc.

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