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Extra long dowels - block to trans

Post  jbozzelle on April 23rd 2015, 12:39 am

Who has a good source? Or what diameter do I need? I'm thinking 1/2"? How long are they stock? I need some longer ones due to my 1/2" midplate.

Also, how can I remove the others from the block?

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Post  cool40 on April 23rd 2015, 1:23 am

I made mine out of old head bolts. Vise grip and cussing got the old ones out. Smile
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Post  DILLIGASDAVE on April 23rd 2015, 1:55 am

I have used both round tubing & round bar stock to make longer alignment pins.

If you can't knock the short OEM pins out from the back side (if they are in a blind hole) you can take a piece of scrap angle iron about a foot long, drill a 1/2 hole in one end of it, slip it over the OEM pin & Weld the angle iron to the pin. This will give you a leverage/handle to spin/rotate the pin in it's hole, and a surface to hammer against the back-side of.
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Post  Doug Rahn on April 23rd 2015, 5:34 am

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Post  Lem Evans on April 23rd 2015, 10:01 am


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Post  61coon on April 23rd 2015, 10:19 am


^^^ this. I absolutely love mc master
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Post  72mav on April 23rd 2015, 7:41 pm

Are you running a stock bellhousing glide? Reason I ask is my dowls are on the trans side. Half the pin fits the stock bell housing, then the other side of pin is stepped dowm on diameter to avoid interference with the engine dowls. Ya dont need this setup oviously if running a ultra bell though.
Just spin a set up on the lathe.
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Post  BigDave65 on April 25th 2015, 1:54 pm

If you know of a tool and die shop close by they probably have some on hand!
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Re: Extra long dowels - block to trans

Post  jbozzelle on April 28th 2015, 9:36 am

72mav wrote:Are you running a stock bellhousing glide? Reason I ask is my dowls are on the trans side. Half the pin fits the stock bell housing, then the other side of pin is stepped dowm on diameter to avoid interference with the engine dowls. Ya dont need this setup oviously if running a ultra  bell though.
Just spin a set up on the lathe.

Running an ATI bell/case 'Glide.

Thanks guys! Y'all rock. I'll hit up McMaster Carr. Any idea on the length I need to get. The engine is currently in the car all bolted up so I can't pull the short one out to check its' length...

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Post  kim on April 28th 2015, 11:15 am

Stock is 3/4 inch to 1 inch depending on year and transmission originally on engine.

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