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#845217 Fri Apr 20 2012 12:01 PM
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 263
Shop Shark
It seems I heard that a 216 bell housing won't work on a 235. Just wondering if anyone can tell me if this is correct or not. A friend of mine is going to replace the 216 in his '49 1 ton with a 235 and I told him I thought he needed to change the bell housing, too.

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pablos49 #845226 Fri Apr 20 2012 12:23 PM
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The clutch-housings interchange on 216s, 235s, and 261s.

However, if you have a 1953 or earlier truck, you want to use the 1953 and earlier truck clutch housing (rear motor mounts are different). 1954 and later trucks use the later-style truck clutch housing.

Other people might know what year car and truck clutch housings interchange.

You should also use a 6v or 12v flywheel that matches your electrical system (that matches your starter 6v or 12v). Then, choose a clutch assembly that matches the year/clutch-size of the flywheel. Buy the clutch-assembly parts together because there are different sizes (lengths) of throwout bearings. A pilot bushing/bearing usually comes in the assembly-kit - use it.

Tim []
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. []
tclederman #845633 Sun Apr 22 2012 05:56 AM
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1954 up,the bellhousing was different at the mounts.


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