Ford Flathead V8
All 59A (1932-1948) ADAPTERS WILL WORK WITH
8BA (1949-1953) MOTORS WITH THE USE OF THE STOCK FORD 8RT
1949-1953 Ford 8BA Flathead to V8 Chevy or Buick, Olds,
Pontiac, Cadillac, Automatic.Uses a common Mopar 12 volt gear reduction
mini starter and includes the flexplate, hub spacer, fasteners and instructions.
32-53 Ford/Merc V8 to Chevy Manual Transmission. Includes
pilot bearing adapter, fasteners, instructions, and if needed (for S10 T5),
custom clutch disk.
Description / Material
Avail. Pressure Plate
||1932-1948 Marine flywheel Aluminum
||1932-1948 flywheel Aluminum With Steel Insert
||1932-1948 flywheel Replacement Steel
||1948-1953 Marine flywheel Aluminum
||1948-1953 Aluminum With Steel Insert
||1948-1953 Replacement Steel
Pressure Plate Bolt Patterns;
|| 8" Diaphragm|
|| 8.5" Diaphragm|
|| 9 1/8", 9 1/4", 9.5" B&B and Diaphragm|
||10", 10.5", 10.95" B&B and Diaphragm|
||11", 12" B&B and Diaphragm|
||10", 10.5" Long and 10" B&B and Diaphragm|
||11" Long and Diaphragm|
||11.5" & 12" Long and Diaphragm|
Block and Bellhousing ID
This bolt pattern is common to the 32-48 blocks and the
V860. The FH 6 used a plate and bellhousing that had a very similar appreance
but is not interchangable.
1949-1953 Ford V8
the crank bolt pattern remained the same but the ring gear
location changes. This is not the same as any of the FH I6 or 337 Lincoln
Ford v860 (oil pan
Bolt pattern is the same as the 59A but the crank bolt
pattern and starter position are different.
These are the stock bellhousings used on the 1949-1953 Ford truck (cast
iron) and the 1949-1953 Mercury (stamped steel). These "convert"
the 8BA block to the 59A bolt pattern. The use of the correct starter plate
is critical to the function of these bellhousings.
This is the bellhousing from the 46 and up Ford truck 4 speed. This
bellhousing can be used with the an adapter plate to put a number of different
transmissions on to the 59A block or with the 8RT bellhousing to adapt various
transmissions to the 8BA block. We have made adapters for the GM "Muncie"
pattern transmissions including the T5 (FHT-350 BHA), the Ford T5 (FHT-FT5
BHA), the 64-78 Ford top loader (FHT-FTL BHA).
This is the most common of the Ford 8BA bellhousings and
used a stamped steel fork and shares the bolt pattern with the 49-64 Ford
car transmissions. This can be used with the 1964 and up Ford Top Loader
with the 1 1/16" input shaft and bearing retainer. We make adapter
plates for this bell to go to the GM pattern (292-350MT BHA) and to the
Ford T5 (292-FT5 BHA).
This is another of the 8BA bellhousings and used cross shaft and fork
and shares the bolt pattern with the 49-64 Ford car transmissions. This
can be used with the 1964 and up Ford Top Loader with the 1 3/8" input
shaft and bearing retainer. We make adapter plates for this bell to go to
the GM pattern (292-350MT BHA) and to the Ford T5 (292-FT5 BHA).
There are several other stock Ford bellhousings;
This is from a heavy truck, has mounting "ears" and is too
deep for use with the Top Loader but can use the Ford T5 with some modifications.
Here are a couple of Ford FH bellhousings that are not
On the left is the Lincoln/Ford 337 c.i. block plate and
on the right is the FH I6 plate and bell.
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