Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Re: Bellhousing mods, T5 to single rail bell? for clevo
I am doing this conversion to my XB coupe (351 Cleveland) and my brother is putting one in his XY (302 Windsor). Gearboxes for both cars are 6 cyl T5's. I have a Dellow bellhousing but we are still investigating options for my bro as he is on a budget. I agree with previous posts, the face of the single rail bellhousing does not go low enough to suit the T5, though it can be modified.
We have heard that a V8 3 speed manual bellhousing has a larger face which will suit the T5. I have never seen one, I thought only Holden were silly enough to put a 3 speed manual behind a V8, but have been quoted $100 for one in Perth. The centre hole needs to be machined and new holes drilled for the box, but is the easiest option apparently. As I said I can't confirm this yet, but we should have the bellhousing in the next couple of weeks.