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Ford Transmission help??

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by slamchop, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. slamchop
    Joined: Dec 8, 2002
    Posts: 273

    slamchop
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    from San Diego

    I have a 59' Ford truck with 2nd generation 223 bolted to a 3spd. Will a 302 bolt to this transmission?
     
  2. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 50,918

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    If you get the right bellhousing...but that bellhousing won't work in the truck....
     
  3. FrozenMerc
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 2,817

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    Squirrel is right. You will have to find a new bellhousing. One out of a mid to lates 60's Ford with a 240 six, 289, 302, or 351W and a 3 spd should work fine.

    The other option is a Lakewood or Quicktime bellhousing. They both make bellhousings to fit a SBF to a 3 spd.

    Good Luck
     
  4. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 50,918

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    the bugaboo is the hydraulic clutch linkage and bellhousing mounts, might be difficult to find a 6 bolt small block bellhousing with the stuff it needs to work in that truck.
     

  5. tommyd
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
    Posts: 11,608

    tommyd
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    from South Indy

    SQUIRREL, you are like a freakin parts cross refference book! Next build question I have I'm gonna just cut to the chase and p.m. you! :D Good info on your end as usual. Tom.
     

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