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Old 09-05-2013, 12:33 PM   #5
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Default Re: 52 6 cyl automatic behind 239 flathead

I think the 215 6-cylinder had a differnt bell housing bolt pattern than the 8BA family of engines. I'm not certain but you might be able to find an 8BA pattern bell from a Ford-O-Matic or Merc-O-Matic V8 installation and swap it on the main housing of your 6-cylinder trans. Some 1951 and most all 52 & later 8BA family of engines had the deeper recess in the crank needed for the auto trans but earlier ones have to be machined to fit.
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