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Ok, I'm going to look at an sm465 + 205 combo tonight. The guy says all it has is the bellhousing. I'll be putting it on a sbc 350. What else do I need? I know I need a clutch, pressure plate, fly wheel. . . <IMG SRC="smilies/confused.gif" border="0"> And can you recommend any online places to buy parts?

Is there anything I can check to see if it's in good condition, if it's not in a running truck?

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First off what are you putting it in, that will dictate parts you will need. If all it has is the bellhousing your gonna at least need, flywheel, clutch, throwout bearing, pilot bearing (make sure your crank has provisions for a pilot bearing), clutch fork, boot, tranny shifter, transfer case shifter & linkage. Are you gonna run a mechanical style clutch or hydraulic? This will determine whatever else you might need. <IMG SRC="smilies/skull.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by Ranger:
<STRONG>First off what are you putting it in, that will dictate parts you will need. If all it has is the bellhousing your gonna at least need, flywheel, clutch, throwout bearing, pilot bearing (make sure your crank has provisions for a pilot bearing), clutch fork, boot, tranny shifter, transfer case shifter & linkage. Are you gonna run a mechanical style clutch or hydraulic? This will determine whatever else you might need. <IMG SRC="smilies/skull.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
Ok I'm putting it in my Toyota which currently has 350/350/205. Supposedly the shifters are there. I would like to go hydraulic clutch to save my leg. Can I use any master cylinder and slave?

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Originally posted by FattyCBR:
<STRONG>Ok I'm putting it in my Toyota which currently has 350/350/205. Supposedly the shifters are there. I would like to go hydraulic clutch to save my leg. Can I use any master cylinder and slave?

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Contact Parts Mike for the hydrolic clutch stuff. [email protected]
 

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like said above, make sure there is a place to put the pilot bering in, if its driveable, drive it, geet it on the freeway cause some 465's have a problem of popping out of 4th, check the adapter for any cracks, if there is one it will most likley be a hairline, this is cause both the tranny and TC are bullitproof and all the powere transfers to the weak link, the adapter. make i dont know if a mechanical clutch bellhousing is the same as a hydraulc one, so check on that, on the clutch issue, its a matter of choice, i have the centerforceII and love it nad reccommend it on a light truck (i have a FS chevy) the II lets you feather the clutch a little more than a duel frictionwhile you're at it get the throwout bering cause theirs is a little more heavy duty(this is if you go mechanical), flywheel, i got mine a the dealership, i got the heavier one to get a little more low end, but i've seen other flywheels in summit and Jegs, but im not shure if the come in different weights. hope this helps.
 

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Ok, it's out of the truck so I can't drive it. I've seen like three separate size clutches for the mid 70s 4 speeds (11", 12", and something else). Which one do I get?

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Originally posted by FattyCBR:
<STRONG>Ok, it's out of the truck so I can't drive it. I've seen like three separate size clutches for the mid 70s 4 speeds (11", 12", and something else). Which one do I get?

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Go with the 12 inch..The dual friction center force is an excellen clutch and well worth the money..as for the hydraulic set-up..You need a standard bellhousing from a full size truck that had the 12 inch clutch..a bellbousing from a 4.3 isn't not big enough for a 12 inch clutch..You can make the bracket for the slave cylinder or look for a factory chevy set-up.Good luck..
 

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I hae an 11", but i was too cheap when i swiched 305-350, but have no probs
 

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Originally posted by FattyCBR:
<STRONG>Ok, it's out of the truck so I can't drive it. I've seen like three separate size clutches for the mid 70s 4 speeds (11", 12", and something else). Which one do I get?

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If you want to go the cheap route and use a standard mechanical linkage bellhousing(10-20 bucks) I have a template for the slave cylinder bracket.I can tell you what exactly you need to make it work asthe info for the cylinder as well.If your interested pm me.
 

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I like the 12" borg and beck style, (as opposed to the centerforce), get a real soft disk compound, don't get ceramic for crawling. You need a slave with about 1.125" of travel and a 2:1 (std) hd chevy fork and a new pivot ball also. I'd get the biggest heavy flywheel you can find. Mine is 35 lbs. I think, I'm running a big block, but I think you can get the big (168Tooth) flywheel for a smallblock too...could be wrong tho.
 

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Originally posted by onetonwillysands10:
<STRONG> If you want to go the cheap route and use a standard mechanical linkage bellhousing(10-20 bucks) I have a template for the slave cylinder bracket.I can tell you what exactly you need to make it work asthe info for the cylinder as well.If your interested pm me.</STRONG>

How do I tell the difference in the bell housings whether it's mechanical or slave operated? I think I'll probably go with whatever is on there. If it is mech. I'll PM you. So how much do you wear out your leg with a mechanical clutch? I know I hate driving my tractor start and stop because it just kills my leg.

Anyone know a fair price for a used flywheel?

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