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hugh nutting
NW Montana
(8 posts)

01/08/2008 05:19PM

Main British Car:
1951 MG TD MG 1250 cc

Transmission adaptor??
Posted by: HughH
Date: January 08, 2008 06:13PM

I am in the process of building a TD V-8. It will have an Olds 215. In my collection of bits is an original GM 3 speed bellhousing. I think I saw somewhere that it could be adapted to a Ford or GM T-5 or T-50 series trans. Has anyone done one, if so how thick an aluminum plate needed to give the correct spacing. And, do the Fords work mated to the original 215 crank pilot bearing/bushing? I did see this set-up in someones for sale ad that promped my question. (have seen 5 speeds linked to flathead and 4 banger Fords this way, too) thanks Hugh
MGB V8 trans.jpg

Robert Milner
Manteca, Calif.
(10 posts)

12/06/2007 11:17PM

Main British Car:
1967 BGT 293" Buick/ Rover

Re: Transmission adaptor??
Posted by: mgbgtv8
Date: January 10, 2008 12:13PM

Hugh, that pic is a bell housing for a 215 to a Ford T5, which obviously needs a spacer. If you use a GM T5 you won't need a spacer. D&D sells the bell housings you will need.

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