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Old 10-15-2019, 08:44 PM   #1
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Default How to run Toploader behind Chevy

I looking to run a Ford Toploader behind a Chevy engine.

What all do I need to do?
Specifically for a bell housing. I would prefer to keep and use my foxbody clutch cable if at all possible after all this is in a foxbody platform.
I have searched for days and cant come up with any solid information.
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Old 10-15-2019, 09:09 PM   #2
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https://harrisautoracing.com/product...l-bellhousing/


Don't know if this will work or not, might call them.
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I don't remember anymore a couple of guys with GM engines in Jeeps / etc used to do this. You could even buy a Lakewood/ Chev pre-drilled to accept the Ford box. So far as I know, all is needed is a matching spline disc and fiddle with the pilot bearing a bit. I don't remember anymore what they did for a TO
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Don't look like it will work, read this.




https://www.speedwaymotors.com/Speed...waAlKtEALw_wcB
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Old 10-15-2019, 11:32 PM   #5
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Lakewood used to make a scattershield for adapting. Only other thing needed was an adapter for the pilot bearing. I don't think lakewood makes it anymore though.
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Old 10-15-2019, 11:37 PM   #6
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Lakewood made a scatter shield that accomplished this I believe P/N 15060. Not sure that it would be direct fit for the fox cable setup but nothing that couldn't be figured out. I know advance adapters makes an adapter bell for the jeeps that used the 4cyl gm motor with a ford trans that would work too. You can do it with a standard chevy scatter shield but you will either need to turn down the bearing retainer snout to run the chevy t/o bearing or turn down the register to fit the sbc bell as well as modify the bolt pattern. If I remember correctly you need to do some pilot bushing modification as well if using the sbc bell. Hope this helps.
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Old 10-16-2019, 01:35 AM   #7
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I have a Toploader behind a 355 sbc. Made my own bellhousing and turned down the Toploader collar od to fit a Chev style hyd t-brg. Also made an adapter housing to fit the Ford needle style pilot into the Chevy crank. Here's a link to a page about the car, about 1/2 way down the page there's a section that covers fabricating the bellhousing... http://grannys.tripod.com/20102.html

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I have a Toploader behind a 355 sbc. Made my own bellhousing and turned down the Toploader collar od to fit a Chev style hyd t-brg. Also made an adapter housing to fit the Ford needle style pilot into the Chevy crank. Here's a link to a page about the car, about 1/2 way down the page there's a section that covers fabricating the bellhousing... http://grannys.tripod.com/20102.html

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I have a Toploader behind a 355 sbc. Made my own bellhousing and turned down the Toploader collar od to fit a Chev style hyd t-brg. Also made an adapter housing to fit the Ford needle style pilot into the Chevy crank. Here's a link to a page about the car, about 1/2 way down the page there's a section that covers fabricating the bellhousing... http://grannys.tripod.com/20102.html

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^^^^^^I gotta concur with the guys above, great work Grant
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I have a Toploader behind a 355 sbc. Made my own bellhousing and turned down the Toploader collar od to fit a Chev style hyd t-brg. Also made an adapter housing to fit the Ford needle style pilot into the Chevy crank. Here's a link to a page about the car, about 1/2 way down the page there's a section that covers fabricating the bellhousing... http://grannys.tripod.com/20102.html

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Very good info I've seen your car and you post on here before but didn't know you had a Top Loader in your car!!
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Old 10-17-2019, 07:44 AM   #12
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Damn Grant very impressive brother!

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Pretty normal to see a Prostock Camaro with a top loader and 9" in 69/70.
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Maybe try one if the bellhousing manufacturers. Like Browell's, trick titanium, maybe even quicktime.
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