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DaveBlakeman
340 bell housing


Will a later 340 bell housing mate up to the early Hemi ?
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on: Mon 29 of Oct, 2018 [17:38 UTC] reads: 21635

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Jack
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on: Sun 19 of Jan, 2020 [15:58 UTC] score: 0.00
I have two TR Waters set ups and I highly recommend.
As For Bellhousings, Any of the LA engine bells will work but they come with different size input holes (The big one the centers the front tranny bearing) I have seen some rings available to make a smaller bearing housing fit a larger hole.
But something to consider when putting things together.

Don't take this the wrong way, but if you are on limited funds you are working on the wrong engines. Stuff is available and is fairly easy to deal with but it costs to get the best.

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moparlee
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on: Sat 18 of Jan, 2020 [19:38 UTC] score: 0.00
> Will a later 340 bell housing mate up to the early Hemi ?

QEC as adapters also....Kenneth Jack has some also.

Kent Redd isn't doing anything more, Rev Engendering is gone, and of course PAW is also gone.... but PAW only had shover and let her lay adapters. If I'm not mistaken.


Oh..TRwater's has adapters also.


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George
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on: Mon 20 of Jan, 2020 [22:35 UTC] score: 0.00

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> Kent Redd isn't doing anything more,


Actually he was killed in a farm accident a number of years ago. He made an int. shaft for me not too long before.

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DaveBlakeman
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on: Sun 04 of Nov, 2018 [16:43 UTC] score: 0.00
Thank You Gents !

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hemistude
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on: Tue 30 of Oct, 2018 [21:58 UTC] score: 0.00
Re: 340 bell housing --So you need an adapter ?

George's hint is a bit of a riddle, I guess.

To be clear... YES, you definitely need an adapter to use any MOPAR manual bellhousing or transmission designed for the LA (273/318/340/360) engine series. The bell bolt pattern is similar, in that the four main bell bolts line up, but the aligning dowel pins and a number of the other bell bolts need resizing and relocation. Also, the front to back spacing of the flywheel, clutch, or converter needs correction as well. You'll need to have a spacer on the flange of the crankshaft. There are different ways to go but as far as I know, they all require an adapter and a few other parts and pieces.

There are options... here are just two.

http://www.wilcap.com/Hemi.html#Hemi Adapters
http://www.hothemiheads.com/transmission_adapters/hemi_mopar_manual.html

Or you can try to make your own like I did 25 years ago. It's a little challenging but it can be done.

https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/early-hemi-to-la-mopar-bellhousing-adapter.664528/

There's a hole diagram picture in the fourth or fifth post in the forum that shows the holes, dimensions, and relative placement.

I spent a huge amount of time on my adapter and in the end, I decided to go with a vendor-built piece i found on eBay.

Good luck!

Dave



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DaveBlakeman
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on: Tue 30 of Oct, 2018 [16:55 UTC] score: 0.00
I have a 354 . So you need an adapter ?

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George
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on: Mon 29 of Oct, 2018 [22:03 UTC] score: 0.00
If you have a 392 to (that tranny) adaptor....


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