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McLeod 8653 Explosion-Proof GM Bellhousing

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Bolt patterns for Saginaw, Muncie, T10, T50, and T5 w/ 17 deg. rotated pattern.
McLeod 8653 Explosion-Proof GM Bellhousing

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Please NOTE the following about this product:

  • This product is discontinued.



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Explosion proof bellhousing for Chevy, Olds, Buick and Pontiac. Dual starter pockets, places starter either side of engine. Works with standard mechanical linkage, cable linkage or hydraulic linkage.

  • Required by IMCA
  • Not SFI rated
  • Accepts Saginaw, Muncie, T-10, T-50, and T-5 trans w/ 17 degree rotated pattern

Bellhousing will fit Chevy V8 (1962-1992), some Chevy V6 (1962-1992), Oldsmobile and Pontiac V8 (1964-1992), and Buick V8 (1967-1980).

Hole in center will not fit some Saginaw transmissions out of trucks which have a larger nose flange. You'll need a different flange or machine your current one.

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