Small Pattern Buick Bell Housing

Discussion in 'Early CJ-5 and CJ-6 Tech' started by Dauntless1971, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. Jun 19, 2017
    Dauntless1971

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    I found this small pattern bell housing. It appears to be a T90 bolt pattern. 6 inches across the top and 5.75 down. The center opening is only 4 inches though I don't think that will matter. Once I bolt my Jeep T18 transmission to bell housing adapter to it. Has anyone here seen a bell housing like this?
     

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  2. Jun 19, 2017
    Daryl

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    Pretty sure that is a 1971 buick bellhousing from a CJ5 that bolts up to a t14. Hard to tell on my phone though.
     
  3. Jun 19, 2017
    Dauntless1971

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    Yes I own a 1971 that has the T14. My bell housing is one piece about 9.5 inches deep. This one is about 6.5 inches deep.
     
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    oldtime

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    Very interesting bell you found.
    4" index bore is very small.
    I think the Jeep T90 normally has 4-1/4" index bore.
    if only 6.5" deep one could potentially bolt direct to a T90 with short maindrive gear like a T90 C.
    That thing ought to fetch $150

    What's the BOP number on it ?
    Usually found stamped on the edge near or below the fork opening.
     
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    Walt Couch

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    This is very interesting to say the least. Never saw or even heard of this bell.
     
  6. Jun 19, 2017
    Dauntless1971

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    I am always a little worried when someone says it fits a what ever but does not state exact dimensions. It is indeed a 1971 for T14. Just got off the phone again. Some how the seller stated the wrong depth the first time we talked. So I guess it is Novak adapter for me kit 1879 it appears. [​IMG]
     
  7. Jun 19, 2017
    Dauntless1971

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    This is an adapter I picked up some years ago. It will bolt up to my 71 T14 bell housing except the I would need about a 10.5 stick out input shaft. Rather not have just a one foot long rear drive shaft. Part number 992667 with 4 11/16 index hole.
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  8. Jun 19, 2017
    Dauntless1971

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    His ad gets changing here is what he states now.

    Buick Bellhousing to Jeep AMC Trans. 1972-1975 - $100 (Paskenta,Ca)
    [​IMG]
    Buick Bellhousing to Early Jeep AMC Transmission. 1972-1975
    NO" Imput Shaft
     
  9. Jun 19, 2017
    Daryl

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    That looks to be an adapter for a 72-75 T-18 in a CJ5 that uses the T-14/T-15 Bellhousing.
     
  10. Jun 19, 2017
    Danefraz

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    this guy has had a pile-o-parts on CL for the last few years. Someone mentioned axles? I think he has a shed that's full of them, complete to just shafts standing in the corners. Never called / bought or emailed him, just see his shingle in CL always.
     

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