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Old January 30th, 2011, 03:04 AM   #1
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Exclamation CJ 6.5" bell housing

A co-worker is doing a T-5 swap into his Javelin and needs a CJ bellhousing. Below is a cut-n-paste of the write up from a build thread he is following :


Suitable bellhousings are any AMC shallow depth bell (commonly referred to as a 6.5" bell) which was originally used with an SR4, T4 or T5 transmission. These transmissions all share the same bolt pattern. When I was looking for a bell, the most commonly available were Jeep CJ bellhousings for T4 and T5 transmissions from the early to mid-eighties. Thus, I used an '80s vintage CJ bell in my swap. The actual bell depth measures 6 5/8". One minor disadvantage of an '80s CJ bell is it was originally designed to be used with a hydraulic clutch with an external slave. Fortunately, the external slave cylinder mounted in the same place as the formerly used bellcrank support bracket, so you can still use a stock Javelin mechanical clutch linkage with this bell. I found that the engine side z-bar support bracket fits on the bell just fine except one of the two bracket attachment bolt holes does not line up with the corresponding hole in the bell. The solution is simply to drill a new hole in the support bracket.

I told him he may end up buying an entire tranny to get the bell housing. What do you have?
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I have several of these bellhousiongs. $50 each.
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Old January 30th, 2011, 10:05 AM   #3
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