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bellhousing help
#1
so i have a 71 351 cleveland and i have a 1985 T5 from a mustang. (im pretty sure its 85, ill find out later and if it isnt, i will inform you guys). anyway, i need a bellhousing that will fit between the two. does anyone know what bellhousing will work with both?
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#2
It depends, what clutch, what lever, what type of clutch linkage? If you're going custom parts the standard fox body bell will work.

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#3
ok, than i need a lot more help than i initially thought lol. the engine is going to be bone stock. so i dont need anything fancy. which clutch and all that stuff do i need? what year/engine fox body bellhousing do i need than?
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#4
If you use the modern driveline cable setup, you can basically use all 5.0 stuff except for the flywheel (due to the imbalance difference between early and late SBF's).

I think there's a Ford Racing flywheel at the early imbalance that lets you use a later 5.0 10.5" clutch (cheap!). I would check with Summit on the early imbalance, Diaphragm-style
Clutch flywheel then the rest is easy.

So:
85-93 5.0L T5 bell housing, block plate, clutch fork and starter (no 94-95 as the input length is longer)
5.0 clutch kit of your choice
Early imbalance flywheel for Diaphragm clutch
Cable linkage conversion
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#5
awesome! i will check summit with this info and see what i can get! thanks so much!
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#6
ok guys, so i called summit and the guy on the tech line told me i want this flywheel:
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/mcl-463200
my brother found this flywheel, its a ford one and not a mcleod:
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/fms-m-6375-a302b

which one is the one i need? i know mjlan said to get the early ford imbalance one but i dont know if this is the early imbalance one.

also, if i use that ford flywheel, it says to use a ford clutch kit, i found a 1990 mustang clutch kit at autozone for 100 bucks (way cheaper than summit for those brands). can i use the autozone clutch with that flywheel or will it cause problems when im installing or when im driving?
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#7
I think that Ford flywheel will work, it seems to be for the early imbalance and has the diaphragm (late model) clutch bolt pattern.

Might be worth a double check with Ford racing.
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#8
The one summit recommended is wrong-it is for an internally AKA neutrally balanced engine. Ford didn't build internally balanced clevelands or windsors.
Unless you had the engine built in such a manner it is just wrong.

The ford one your brother found looks right. Without knowing much about the bellhousing you are using (I'm ignorant of the 5.0 parts-not your fault) I don't know if the 157 tooth flywheel is right. I suspect it is, but I wouldn't spend money on that opinion.

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#9
alright, thanks for the help so far guys! ill snag up that ford one. everything and everyone is saying that would be the one.

last question, does it have to be a ford racing clutch? or can i buy an autozone one and toss it on there? the flywheel says that it has to be a ford racing, but i thought that could just be them saying that to get more cash out of potential buyers
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#10
The 351's are 28oz imbalance. Your 1985 transmission is likely not a "world class" T-5 with upgraded components. Be aware that a stock Cleveland likely exceeds its torque rating.

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