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oblvnnwtnjhn
Spencer Crawford

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What Buick 215 bell housing is this?
Posted by: oblvnnwtnjhn
Date: April 02, 2022 11:38PM

I was told a custom unit that possibly fits BW T90 which I purchased it for to install the 215 in my 61 CJ5 but considering going ahead with a 266 stroker build in my 71 MGB GT and curious if I can use it or sell it to another Jeep builder if I can not use it.





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joe_padavano
Joseph Padavano
Northern Virginia
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1962 F-85 Deluxe wagon 215 Olds

Re: What Buick 215 bell housing is this?
Posted by: joe_padavano
Date: April 03, 2022 10:21AM

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MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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1979 MGB Buick 215

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Re: What Buick 215 bell housing is this?
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: April 03, 2022 10:31AM

I was adjusting the size. It was huge.

I have never seen one like that. Not even the marine version I have seen looks like that one. Curious as to what it fits.


oblvnnwtnjhn
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Re: What Buick 215 bell housing is this?
Posted by: oblvnnwtnjhn
Date: April 03, 2022 03:32PM

One of the guys on my Willys forum who owns 215 and Rover in his Willys Wagons advised me to jump on it at the time because it appears to be 215 to BW T90 which my CJ5 runs. Has some illegible casting marks thus the thought it's custom or small quantity one off.

BW T90:

https://i.imgur.com/mzzP3hGm.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/KxuYskum.jpg

This is said to be an Offenhauser BH, looks similar:
https://i.imgur.com/tslM7Iym.jpg



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oblvnnwtnjhn
Spencer Crawford

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Re: What Buick 215 bell housing is this?
Posted by: oblvnnwtnjhn
Date: April 03, 2022 04:06PM

Confirmed with a well known Jeep source, it's definitely for a BW T90 3 speed.

""This style bell you remove the bearing retainer (ideally seal the holes) and the bell takes its place""



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MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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1979 MGB Buick 215

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Re: What Buick 215 bell housing is this?
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: April 04, 2022 09:59AM

Interesting. Thanks, Spencer.


oblvnnwtnjhn
Spencer Crawford

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Re: What Buick 215 bell housing is this?
Posted by: oblvnnwtnjhn
Date: April 04, 2022 08:37PM

No problem. Now to decide if the Jeep gets the 266 or GT with a different bell housing and T5.
I wonder what other BW transmissions share T90 bolt housing.



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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
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10/12/2007 02:16AM

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71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: What Buick 215 bell housing is this?
Posted by: Moderator
Date: April 08, 2022 07:45PM

Cool! I've never seen one like it.


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