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"Airflow" bellhousing picture

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mountainexplorer, Nov 7, 2006.

  1. mountainexplorer

    mountainexplorer 1/2 ton status

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    Anyone have any theories on how this could have happened? Supposedly there was a fire involved. That is all I know. The rest of it is still attached to the SM465 and the clutch disc and pressure plate are still on the input shaft.
     
  2. Bushido

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    Where's the flywheel?Did the flywheel break cutting the bellhousing and into the fuel line causing the fire?
     
  3. mountainexplorer

    mountainexplorer 1/2 ton status

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    I got the truck as it sits with no motor, and no flywheel. This is all I found in the back of the truck, what's left of the rest of it is still on the transmission. The guy I got it from was told by the guy that he got it from that the guy that he got it from said there was an "engine fire". It didn't do much fire damage at all in the engine bay. It looks like it was all right on/over or within the bellhousing area.

    It's a TBI 454 '91 GMC Crew Cab.
     
  4. Russell

    Russell LB7 Tahoe Status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    TBI engines have the fuel lines running up the back of the bellhousing, and a fire will melt aluminum...
     
  5. pvfjr

    pvfjr 1/2 ton status

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    Well congrats on your newest of new vehicles. Pretty weird bellhousing though. Makes that inspection cover look strong. :haha:
     
  6. 4X4HIGH

    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Can't see the pic clearly enough but maybe someone used a plasma cutter to QUICKLY remove the engine and just cut through the bellhousing. :dunno:
     
  7. fireplug

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    Yep, engine fire alright. Looks like the old pot on the stove to me! :D
     

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