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Looking for a pic of 364/401 Buick bellhousing

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rainh8r, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. rainh8r
    Joined: Dec 30, 2005
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    Does anyone have a picture of a 364 or 401 Buick bellhousing? I'm helping a friend look for one and I don't remember what they look like. Thanks, Rob
     
  2. rainh8r
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    I have found a bellhousing that looks like a regular GM housing at the trans mount face (GM trans bolt pattern), is made of aluminum, and has a round bolt pattern on the block face-not the BOP or Chev pattern. The guy that has it is knowledgable about Buicks and said he took it off a 364 (with the flywheel and clutch) about 20 years ago. I thought Buicks looked like the Olds housing, which is very shallow, while this one is pretty deep-closer to a late model housing in size. Does this sound familiar to anyone? Thanks, Rob
     
  3. d2_willys
    Joined: Sep 8, 2007
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    from Kansas

    I have a 57 Dynaflow for a 364, that has an aluminum bell housing. Are you looking for a stick bell housing, or just looking at bell bolt patterns? I can certainly furnish a picture of the bell bolt pattern if needed. Let me know.
     
  4. HEATHEN
    Joined: Nov 22, 2005
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    from SIDNEY, NY


    All factory nailhead stick shift bell housings were cast iron; you may have an aftermarket (Offenhauser, Speed Gems, Trans Dapt) bell. All nailheads had a ful bell housing, like most modern engines--no small housings like the early Olds/Cadillac. If I can see it, I can tell you for sure.
     

  5. nailheadroadster
    Joined: Jun 7, 2006
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    If you are searching for one you may want to try contacting this place : http://wheatbeltbuick.com/

    Its a mom & pop Buick boneyard and they are always very nice to deal with. Good luck.
     
  6. nailheadroadster
    Joined: Jun 7, 2006
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    Just procured the pics for ya. BTW... there is one on Egay right now.

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