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Technical Flathead to T170 RTS Adapter

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by JT1930, Nov 24, 2019.

  1. JT1930
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    Other than Mac’s speed in New Zealand who in the states makes a transmission adapter for Flathead v8 to the Ford F-150 T170 RTS trans? Thanks.
     
  2. Try to find a phone number for MEC on Ford Barn. Bunch of posts but no number and the website isn't working.

    Maybe
    330-644-3450 Gene in Ohio?
     
  3. JT1930
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    Thank you. I got gene’s number and will give a ring.
     

  4. 51504bat
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    Takes a while to get him by phone but well worth the effort IMO. I bought one of his adapters for a Ford toploader 4 speed to a flathead for a project that never went anywhere but the adapter was top notch. I also bought thermostat housings for an 8ba with 1 3/4 inch inlets for the 8ba in my '39 p/u. Again top notch. And yes his web site sucks if it happens to working at all.
     
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  5. JT1930
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    That’s what I was concerned about his website. Usually when you see that they have gone under.
     
  6. I have the same setup for my 33, but have not installed it yet.
    @Randall on here shared with me his way of doing this.
    Using a truck hogshead, he simply transfer punched and drilled new mounting holes in the trans case. He did it without stripping the innards from the case, only draining the lube. Only one bolt length is critical to keep it from hitting a gear
    The input shaft retainer fits the hogshead perfectly, so the location is established.
    I mocked mine up, but haven't finished it. I'll try to get some better pics if you want. I used the level to get the hogshead and trans case parallel. Locate and drill the furthermost outside hole, bolt it up and locate the other three. Sounds too easy, but Randall swears it works. The depth was correct for my 8BA.
    20181120_140849.jpg
     
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2019
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