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Quick Time RM-8059 1949-53 Flathead to T-5/TKO/TR3550 Bellhousing

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Specs
Material Type:
Steel
Overall Height:
6.93
Weight:
23.00
Sold in Quantity:
Each
Finish:
Painted
Hardware Included:
Yes
SFI Rated:
Yes
MFG. Part #:
RM-8059
Garage Sale:
No
Notes
Fits '49-'53 engines with a 112 tooth flywheel. Requires starter 91067465/91067470. Includes various pivots for Ford clutch release arms, including a Mustang-style arm using a "pull" cable.
Quick Time RM-8059 1949-53 Flathead to T-5/TKO/TR3550 BellhousingQuick Time RM-8059 1949-53 Flathead to T-5/TKO/TR3550 Bellhousing
Quick Time RM-8059 1949-53 Flathead to T-5/TKO/TR3550 Bellhousing

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What's in the Box

These strong, lightweight steel bellhousings are just the ticket for installing a Mustang T5, Tremec TKO 500/600, or TR3550 manual transmission behind your 1949-53 Ford Flathead V8 engine. The compact design allows the bellhousing to fit in tight quarters and will accommodate up to a 10-1/2" clutch. Set up to use a clutch fork and release bearing, but can also be used with hydraulic release bearings.  

NOTE: Must be used with Speedway starter 91067465 (standard block) or Powermaster 91067475 (French block).

T-5 and Adapter Tech Tips (Link)

Application

  • 1949-1953 Ford 8BA Flathead V8
  • 1949-1953 Mercury 8CM Flathead V8

Notes

  1. Includes two adapter rings for bearing collars and aluminum adapter to allow starter bolt up. 
  2. Trans bore = 4.850"/4.910"
  3. Universal shifter fork brackets for diaphragm or cable operated linkage. Supplied with pivots for several Ford clutch release arms, including a pivot ball for a Mustang-style arm using a "pull" cable.
  4. Pivot ball, shifter brackets, full engine plate and grade 8 bolts included.

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