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Difference between Mech and Hydro Bellhousing?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BlazerGuy, Apr 14, 2004.

  1. BlazerGuy

    BlazerGuy 3/4 ton status

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    How can I tell the difference between a hydro and mechanical bellhousing for a 465? Also, I assume the forks are different? Thanks /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    hydro has this thing on the side to hold the slave
    mechanical has a ball stud on the side.
     
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    On my Castiron bell(manual linkage) there is simply a hole for the fork to come out of. On the ones I have seen they are made out of cast aluminum and were the bell mounts to the engine there is an aditional ear poking out that has a hole in it and two bolt holes. This is the slave cylinder mounting tab/mount.
     
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    So are all the hydro bellhousing made of alum?
     
  5. big83chevy4x4

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    yep, but so are the 73 and newer mechanical. the pre 73 are cast iron
     
  6. BlazerGuy

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    Well hell, I guess I never looked at my mech one close enough! /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    when my dad gets home, ill take a pic of the hydro bellhousing installed for ya /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    10-4! /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Hell yeah! That's what I'm talkin bout! Thanks MJ... /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     

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