Senior Tech Team
Join Date: Sep 1998
Location: Mustang, OK USA
Re: 621 bellhousing
Basically, it's just an originallity thing. To the best of my knowledge, the ONLY reproduction 621 housing is from Keisler (sold through various outlets such as GU).
Also, as far as quality and strength go, the Keisler housing is probably a better housing than the GM 621 housing.
Novices may not be able to recognize the difference between an original 621 and a Keisler, but I can instantly spot a repo with one eye closed and an eye patch over the other eye. Is that bad? NO! Do I have any complaints regarding the Keisler housing? NO, but I can just tell it from an original 621.
Would I recommend the Keisler over an original 621? If your objective is to have a good housing as opposed to an original 621 from GM, ABSOLUTELY!
And oh ya, in the swap meet area at CB09, there was a guy with 5-6 621 housings----------------------and over priced in my opinion. The last time I went by his space, he hadn't sold one of them. He also had a 61-62 open bottom alum housing---------------priced at $450. He hadn't sold that one either.
If all of his housings had been priced at a reasonable price, he could left with a profit instead of not even money for gas to get home on. Oh well-----------------------
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