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transmission adapter 1946 bellhousing to T5
#80364 Tue Jul 24 2007 03:23 AM
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I am looking for a transmission adapter to put a T5 transmission in my '46 truck. I am using a '57 235 with '46 bellhousing, etc. Does anyone know where I can find an adapter?

Re: transmission adapter 1946 bellhousing to T5
#80365 Tue Jul 24 2007 03:29 AM
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Do you need one?
I thought the SM420 would fit the older bell housings, and a t5 fits anywhere a sm420 fits?


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Re: transmission adapter 1946 bellhousing to T5
#80366 Tue Jul 24 2007 03:57 AM
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Buckeye...
Look in the Tech Tips as there is an article that outlines one way to do it with an adapter plate. You could also get a bellhousing from a 48-53 truck that has had something welded to it to mount your clutch and brake pedal. I had an adapter plate made locally for my transmission swap in my 1940 gmc. It was a bit spendy.

Look up Buffalo Enterprises as he has made seeveral of those adapters for that swap.

Re: transmission adapter 1946 bellhousing to T5
#80367 Tue Jul 24 2007 06:37 AM
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Using an adapter should eliminate the necessity of lengthening the the transmission splines and shortening the input shaft so that you can replace the transmission at a later date without having to modify it.

Re: transmission adapter 1946 bellhousing to T5
#80368 Tue Jul 24 2007 07:34 PM
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Buckeye - You can get an adaptor plate from Buffalo. I don't have the phone no. right now but you can do a search here and find it easily.

I used one from buffalo on my T5 transplant. It worked great. Around $140

Good Luck
George

Re: transmission adapter 1946 bellhousing to T5
#80369 Tue Jul 24 2007 08:50 PM
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Buffalo Enterprises in Arlington WA. 360 652 7684

Re: transmission adapter 1946 bellhousing to T5
#80370 Wed Jul 25 2007 03:38 AM
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Thank you all for the help. I will give Buffalo Enterprises a call.

Your help sure makes this project a whole lot easier. I may be back with more questions later. When I finish my '46, I've got a '50 COE to work on.
Thanks again
Buckeye Phil

Re: transmission adapter 1946 bellhousing to T5
#80371 Thu Jul 26 2007 08:43 PM
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Buckeye, here is a link, the site may be up now if not all the other info is there.

http://inliners.org/buffalo/


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Re: transmission adapter 1946 bellhousing to T5
#80372 Sat Jul 28 2007 10:20 PM
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It figures someone makes a adapter after I bought a modified bellhousing from Jim carters. Jeff

Re: transmission adapter 1946 bellhousing to T5
#80373 Wed Aug 01 2007 08:55 PM
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But does that adapter have mounts for your pedals to bolt to? I looked at their page but couldnt see any item pictures. Anyone seen one ? sure would be sweet.

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