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Old 01-08-2012, 09:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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help with bellhousing

i got a 302 and I am hooking it up to a np435 the clutch/pressure plate and flywheel are from an 88 bronco and the tranny is from a 76 f150...when i put the tranny in place it hits the pressure plate and i cant move the engine, i took the tranny out and just put the bellhousing i can see where is hitting and is not that much can i grind the bellhousing to clear it? if not what do you think is wrong,


i found a thread about it and the guy said it was that problem but never gave out a damn solution!

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Old 01-08-2012, 12:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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So that clutch is from a M50D 5spd tranny? I think that might be your problem. Look for a 1984 4spd clutch/press. plate/throw out bearing.
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I will look into that, guessing those are smaller?
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It depends on what bellhousing you have. I ran an 11 inch clutch on my 302 with an np435 but the bellhousing was from an 86. The clutch needs to match the year bellhousing and flywheel.
IIRC a 76 is a mechanical clutch fork also. You need a bellhousing that will run an external hydraulic and the fork

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Can I run a 76 clutch and press plate ? I saw someone that made the fork work with a hydraulic pump.
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Can I run a 76 clutch and press plate ? I saw someone that made the fork work with a hydraulic pump.
It's doable for sure, but I'm not sure that you'd want to run a borg & beck style clutch (3 finger). Have you compared it to an early 80's diaphragm clutch yet?
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No really, this is scenario, this 302 is in my wrangler, the tranny is from a 76 f150 with a i6 which the bellhousing fits the 302 do everything's fits perfectly, now the pressure plate is getting stock with the bellhousing, options? I'm going to try and run an 84 pressure plate and clutch and t. Bearing.

If that doesn't work I think I might be able to grind the bellhousing to clear the pressure plate (anyone think this is a good idea?)
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