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weinerboy1
manual flywheel in an auto bellhousing


Hi, does anyone know if the starter location would be the same for a manual trans bellhousing vs an auto bellhousing? To dyno my 392, the shop wants a bellhousing and manual flywheel. I was wondering if I could use an auto bellhousing since they seem to be cheaper than a manual one, and use a steel flywheel. Thanks for your help.
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billm
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Re: manual flywheel in an auto bellhousing
on: Thu 23 of Apr, 2015 [14:54 UTC] score: 0.00
A manual transmission flywheel is a normal requirement for an engine dyno. A bellhousing should not be required for the dyno test. Most automatic transmissions do not have a separate bellhousing, so I'm not sure what you have been looking at.
The early Hemi's used an aluminum plate between the engine and transmission. The starter bolts to this plate. It doesn't matter whether a flywheel or flexplate is used, the starter stays in the same place. This should be all you need for the dyno test.
The same thing applies if you will be using a modern transmission. If so, you will need a transmission adapter plate. The starter will mount to this plate. Buy an adapter plate kit for whatever transmission you intend to use. The kit will probably require a "late model" starter.
Good luck,
Bill

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weinerboy1
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Re: Re: manual flywheel in an auto bellhousing
on: Fri 24 of Apr, 2015 [12:04 UTC] score: 0.00
> A manual transmission flywheel is a normal requirement for an engine dyno. A bellhousing should not be required for the dyno test. Most automatic transmissions do not have a separate bellhousing, so I'm not sure what you have been looking at.
> The early Hemi's used an aluminum plate between the engine and transmission. The starter bolts to this plate. It doesn't matter whether a flywheel or flexplate is used, the starter stays in the same place. This should be all you need for the dyno test.
> The same thing applies if you will be using a modern transmission. If so, you will need a transmission adapter plate. The starter will mount to this plate. Buy an adapter plate kit for whatever transmission you intend to use. The kit will probably require a "late model" starter.
> Good luck,
> Bill
Thanks, but his water wheel requires a bellhousing to bolt up to. What I was looking at, I saw a couple of early power flight bellhousings on ebay that look very similar to a manual trans one and thought one of those could work with a steel flywheel. Thanks for your reply. Dick G.


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