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Chevy Engine to Early Ford Transmission Adapter Kit

Chevy Engine to Early Ford Transmission Adapter Kit
Chevy Engine to Early Ford Transmission Adapter Kit
Chevy Engine to Early Ford Transmission Adapter Kit

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Small Block, Big Block Chevy and 90° V6 engine to Ford (1932-1948), Mercury (1939-1950), and Ford pick-up truck (1932-1952) transmission.

Aluminum, 1 piece bellhousing with pilot bearing adaptor. 3-5/8" thick.

Note: Use 168 tooth (large) Chevy flywheel redrilled to accept Ford clutch. Use old Ford release bearing and a Chevy 1955-1961 style 3 bolt "bellhousing-mount" starter from a manual transmission car.

720-0392 Instructions (PDF)

Item Details

Small Block, Big Block Chevy and 90° V6 engine to Ford (1932-1948), Mercury (1939-1950), and Ford pick-up truck (1932-1952) transmission

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Bob
Iowa
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Good value

January 23, 2010
This needs to be accompanied by the 51 Merc pressure plate and clutch disk found at other vendors of this adapter to make the swap complete.
Pros:
  • Cheapest vendor
  • Well Made
  • Traditional adapter
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Product Q&A

8 questions : 8 answers

What do you use to cover the open front? The bootom of the bell housing is open in the front and the flywheel is exposed. There must be a cover that goes there?

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Svassh
Texas
November 29, 2014

What do you use to cover the open front? The bootom of the bell housing is open in the front and the flywheel is exposed. There must be a cover that goes there?

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December 01, 2014
EricM
This adapter kit does not have a cover for the front bottom section. You could fabricate one if desired.

pilot bearing adaptor Do you have a part number for the pilot bearing adaptor only? I already have the bell housing. Thanks,

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Dhay77
Texas, USA
December 27, 2013

pilot bearing adaptor Do you have a part number for the pilot bearing adaptor only? I already have the bell housing. Thanks,

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December 27, 2013
EricM
The pilot bushing that is included with this kit is part number 7205000

Putting a small block Chevy engine in a 1939 Ford chassis with stock running gear will the wishbone need to be split ?

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track
La Grange , Texas
November 23, 2013

Putting a small block Chevy engine in a 1939 Ford chassis with stock running gear will the wishbone need to be split ?

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November 26, 2013
EricM
Yes you will need to split the wishbone when using this adapter on your '39 Ford. You may want to consider getting our wishbone mount 9161940 and your choice of either kit number 91645140 or 91645142 to widen the bones enough to clear the transplant. In doing so you will likely need to heat and bend the spring mounts ahead of the axle to bring them back to being straight with the shackles.

What about using with a 51 8n tractor Thinking dropping a v8 in my 8n tractor will this bolt up to that transmission. I know there will need a frame made to hold engine and front suspension components.

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firetruckmechani
florida
September 05, 2013

What about using with a 51 8n tractor Thinking dropping a v8 in my 8n tractor will this bolt up to that transmission. I know there will need a frame made to hold engine and front suspension components.

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September 06, 2013
Jason
The V8 transplant was done for Decades in the early 8N Ford tractors. Commonly it was done using a flathead V8 from a Ford. Depending on the year of your 8N adapter number 7200392 would work on the earlier1932-48 car or 32-52 pickup style transmission to a small block Chevy V8.

I have a 69 327 automatic engine that i am wanting to put in my 51 manual shift truck. Will this part enable me to make this happen? Will i need any other parts to make it happen? Thank you

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Papa's helper
Ridgway IL
January 15, 2012

I have a 69 327 automatic engine that i am wanting to put in my 51 manual shift truck. Will this part enable me to make this happen? Will i need any other parts to make it happen? Thank you

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January 17, 2012
John
Part number 7200392 This adapter will cover your 1951 Ford pickup manual transmission. In addition the components mentioned will be needed. Note: Use 168 tooth (large) Chevy flywheel redrilled to accept Ford clutch. Use old Ford release bearing and a Chevy 1955-1961 style 3 bolt "bellhousing-mount" starter from a manual transmission car.

with this product it recominds that you use 168 tooth flywheel,drilled for a ford pressure plate. why not use chevy pressure plate and clutch

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rick
clinton,in.
June 11, 2011

with this product it recominds that you use 168 tooth flywheel,drilled for a ford pressure plate. why not use chevy pressure plate and clutch

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June 16, 2011
John
This adapter makes use of the original Ford release bearing designed to work with the “Borg and Beck” or “Long” style pressure plate and will not function properly with the multi fingered diaphragm style (Chevy) pressure plate. The clutch from the Chevy is also different I.D. and spline as compared to the Ford transmission. The 168 tooth flex plate is required for alignment with the starter since this adapter requires the bell housing mount starter and NOT the block mount.

i have a 40 ford that i want to use a chevy 350 motor in. do you have this in kit form where i can purchase all the parts at once. if so how much, thanks mike

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40fordguy
riverside ca
February 18, 2012

i have a 40 ford that i want to use a chevy 350 motor in. do you have this in kit form where i can purchase all the parts at once. if so how much, thanks mike

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February 20, 2012
John
Part number 7200392 Currently with the variations of clutches and other components a one part number kit is not available. Below are some guidelines for components: : USE 168 TOOTH (LARGE) CHEVY FLYWHEEL REDRILLED TO ACCEPT FORD CLUTCH. USE OLD FORD RELEASE BEARING. STARTER IS CHEVY 55-61 STYLE 3-BOLT "BELLHOUSING- MOUNT"FROM MANUAL TRANS PASSENGER CAR. Pressure plate as an example is number 91015635 and clutch disc number 91015645. Clutches are also available in 9" as is the pressure plate. Other components like throw out bearing is also available.

I have seen other similar adapters that are only 3 5/8" deep why is this one 4 5/8" deep. Will the others not work with the transmissions you mentioned?

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August 27, 2011

I have seen other similar adapters that are only 3 5/8" deep why is this one 4 5/8" deep. Will the others not work with the transmissions you mentioned?

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August 29, 2011
John
This is the same adapter as offered by Trans-Dapt and Wilcap and carries these dimensions and requirements: APPLICATION: ADAPTS 55-85 CHEVY V-8, 84-98 90* V-6 CHEVY,AND 55-75 CHEVY IN-LINE 6 TO 32-48 FORD/MERC TRANS AS WELL AS 49-50 MERC AND 48-52 F-1 TRUCKS. ADD.INFO: USE 168 TOOTH (LARGE) CHEVY FLYWHEEL REDRILLED TO ACCEPT FORD CLUTCH. USE OLD FORD RELEASE BEARING. STARTER IS CHEVY 55-61 STYLE 3-BOLT "BELLHOUSING- MOUNT"FROM MANUAL TRANS PASSENGER CAR. 4-5/8" THICK For a different thickness of adapter it may be complimented by a specific flywheel and clutch package. This adapter uses the readily available parts for an economical approach.
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