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Old 12-15-2012, 04:43 PM   #21
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http://www.macsspeed.com/adapters_2.html
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Old 12-15-2012, 07:42 PM   #22
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The adapter I'm refering to is for the 40-53 ford Bell housing and is nothing more than an 11/16 plate with some holes in it. Vern tardel made them years ago. Can't believe nobody else makes them. I thought Wilcap made them??
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Old 12-15-2012, 08:09 PM   #23
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I think the bolt pattern is not the same as car.
I looked a Wilcap and they show a trans truck with ears 4 bolt,like to use that one for my 53 f100 3 speed.I have to measure and see if the s10 or ford would be better for location of shifter.
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Old 12-15-2012, 10:16 PM   #24
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i think Dwight Bond makes the adapter for the Ford T-5 as well as the GM T-5 to go to the big truck hogshead. Walt
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Old 12-15-2012, 10:32 PM   #25
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Any idea what the adapter cost for a 49-53 Ford passenger car to Ford T-5?? This is probably the easiest swap.
In my case it costs the price of a used Chev Lakewood scatter shield. $25-$35.
Another "easiest" way to go.
All you have to do is re-drill it. Uses all stock parts (some Chev)otherwise.
I use the Chev scatter shields because they are much more plentiful than other brands.
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Old 12-15-2012, 11:29 PM   #26
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The adapter I made fits the stock 49-53 bell housing, very simple, no fuss. Just follow Richards instructions. Unfortunately, I don't make them any more.
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Old 12-16-2012, 12:00 AM   #27
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The adapter I made fits the stock 49-53 bell housing, very simple, no fuss. Just follow Richards instructions. Unfortunately, I don't make them any more.
I think I have drawings for it somewhere.
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:25 AM   #28
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Richard, if you can find the drawings, I'd like to see them.
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:54 PM   #29
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Richard, if you can find the drawings, I'd like to see them.
If you'll PM me your e-mail address, I'll send you everything I can find including photos.
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:46 PM   #30
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I have a 53 f100 3 speed flathead has like say 55 trans.
Can this bellhousing be used to go with t5 trans,and what may have to be done to use it.
I have a 53 F-100 and an 88 S-10 T-5 trans that I picked up at a yard, fresh from the truck. I talked to a man at Wilcap this afternoon. He told me I may be able to use their adapter for the Y block, as the bell for the 53 is different than the 52, but same as the 54 Y block. I will measure the height of my cast bell (with the motor mount ears) and the S-10 bell. They are very close in height. The Wilcap adapter is 1/2" thick. They also sell a longer pilot bearing, if needed, and a custom bearing retainer with bearing for input. The stock Ford throwout rides without need of a sleeve, as adapted. So I am hopefull, may wait til weather warms. I may try a local clutch shop to adapt the 1" 14 spline hub to Ford 10".
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Old 09-30-2013, 11:02 PM   #31
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I am interested....tell me more.
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Old 09-30-2013, 11:11 PM   #32
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Richard, I am interested in making an adapter. Please email to me any info or plans. Thanks Jim........japrickett41@gmail.com
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