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Post  Axshun February 13th 2020, 7:30 pm

Can anyone tell me what Ford part # that I need to install a 460 into a car that will be used with a Tremec transmission? I've found several bellhousings from trucks and don't want to end up with problems with starters etc. I realize that quick time makes a bellhousing. Modern Driveline says they have a kit for the Ford bellhousing, so I just need to know which one to look for.
Thanks in advance!

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Post  wickettoby1 February 14th 2020, 2:46 pm

What TREMEC trans do you plan on using?
As far as I know you will not find a factory Ford bellhousing that you can use with a Tremec transmission, at a minimum it will require an adapter between the bellhousing and trans which then might screw up you’re input shaft length.

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Post  Axshun February 14th 2020, 4:32 pm

I’m planning on going with the 5 speed because I want to use the stock console.Accorimg to their website, you can use a factory ford bell housing that will accept a top loader 4 speed. You have an option for them to shorten the input shaft or use an adapter.

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Post  427John February 22nd 2020, 2:17 pm

Axshun,a little more information is needed,is your 460 a 78-earlier or a 79-later?What kind of car are you putting it in?If a 78-earlier the 351m/400 truck bell with a 390 flywheel should work for you if you get the right starter.If a 79-later the later 80's the aluminum 460 truck bell is the ticket but use a hydraulic clutch which means a clutch master cylinder.Apparently the external balance 460 flywheel stands out farther from the block which causes pressure plate clearance issues with the 351m/400 truck bell.

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Post  Axshun February 22nd 2020, 6:50 pm

427John wrote:Axshun,a little more information is needed,is your 460 a 78-earlier or a 79-later?What kind of car are you putting it in?If a 78-earlier the 351m/400 truck bell with a 390 flywheel should work for you if you get the right starter.If a 79-later the later 80's the aluminum 460 truck bell is the ticket but use a hydraulic clutch which means a clutch master cylinder.Apparently the external balance 460 flywheel stands out farther from the block which causes pressure plate clearance issues with the 351m/400 truck bell.

The engine came out of a 1977 Country Squire wagon, and it's going into a 69' Cougar. The new rotating assy. is an external balanced stroker crankshaft. I'll have to look at the flywheel to see if it was balanced with the crankshaft, since it came with the rotation assy. as well a damper.

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Post  427John February 22nd 2020, 7:52 pm

Since it is a stroker the flywheel will be the external balance variety,but if it is aftermarket it may not stand out as much as a factory unit, I haven't measured any,just know that some people have trouble with pressure plate clearance when trying to use the factory external balance flywheel with a 351m/400 bellhousing.This may also apply to factory 429 flywheels too since most people use a 390 flywheel with the earlier internal balance 460.That may be the key to getting the needed clearance,unfortunately you don't have that option.A possibility may be the 428 FE flywheel but I'm not sure they use the same amount of imbalance as the external 460.

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