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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old Sep 16th, 19, 8:02 PM Thread Starter
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Truck bellhousing

How many of you are running a truck bell housing with a muncie or T10. I know you can replace the the bearing retainer with one that fit the truck BH or they make an adapter. anyone had any luck with either??? thanks
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I’m using it one on mine. Not many miles on the set up yet, but no issues either. I bought a spacer and attached it with a few Allen key set screws.

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I ran one forever ago before I bought a Lakewood. The early ones designed for the SM420 have the same front register as a Muncie, and I presume most other car 4 speeds. The later bells designed for the SM465 have a larger opening in them which I understand that thereís an adapter for. I didnít have any problem with mine.

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Re: Truck bellhousing

I switched from a cast iron bell housing to an aluminum one in my 57 Chevy. The tranny was a Saginaw 4-speed, so I needed an adapter that I got from a company specializing in 4 wheel drive conversions. It worked well, with no issues (until that tranny detonated).


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Iím using it one on mine. Not many miles on the set up yet, but no issues either. I bought a spacer and attached it with a few Allen key set screws.
Do you have the spacer ring and how do the set screws come in to play?
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This sticky up above in this forum might be helpful if you haven't read it:

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This sticky up above in this forum might be helpful if you haven't read it:

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Yes I have read it. Just wonder though....I don't guess the adapter ring posses any issue with indexing or do you need to be concerned with indexing a factory bell housing?????
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yes i have read it. Just wonder though....i don't guess the adapter ring posses any issue with indexing or do you need to be concerned with indexing a factory bell housing?????
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I thought the input shaft was longer also on the M465?

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I’m using it one on mine. Not many miles on the set up yet, but no issues either. I bought a spacer and attached it with a few Allen key set screws.
Do you have the spacer ring and how do the set screws come in to play?
You need to drill 3 or 4 8-32 Allen head set screws to hold the spacer to the Muncie

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Re: Truck bellhousing

I had a bunch of pictures of bell housings, adapter rings, Muncie front bearing retainers for truck housings, all on Photobucket. But they have done the final rape of our stored pictures, and UNFORTUNATELY, I did not put the same pictures on the hard drive. Thus, I no longer have all those pictures available.
I'll see what I can find-----------------if anything.

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I had a bunch of pictures of bell housings, adapter rings, Muncie front bearing retainers for truck housings, all on Photobucket. But they have done the final rape of our stored pictures, and UNFORTUNATELY, I did not put the same pictures on the hard drive. Thus, I no longer have all those pictures available.
I'll see what I can find-----------------if anything.
I have seen your pictures and it was great info. Was just wondering about the set screws....would like to see how they were used.
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Sorry, Photobucket has blurred the stored pictures is you don't pay their ransom. Apparently they have done this to EVERYONE's stored pictures. Sorry!

I fully understand paying a fee to upload more pictures, but it is asinine for them to prevent already stored pictures from being seen.
Anyway, this is a picture of a truck housing, a regular Muncie front bearing retainer and an adapter ring.
To assure the adapter ring stays in place around the bearing retainer, you simply drill 3-4 holes around the perimeter of the adapter ring. Then use an 8-32 tap to make threads in the holes and use 8-32 Allen head set screws to secure the adapter ring. Too easy.








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