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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-26-2002, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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Man ohh man...

Is there ANYWAY at all that a 157 tooth flywheel will work with a 351C? AS I understand the cleveland takes a 164 tooth, but why, whay is the reason? Is there any way that a 5.0 fly can be machined for a 351C?

I supposedly have a 5.0 flywheel that has been machined for a cleveland, but it has 157 teeth.

I was told by mustang country that the bell I have will not work with a 351C and 11" clutch...

Had to vent...I am so f#%!ing pissed off right now....nothing like flying home for 100 bucks everyweekend to watch your brother play football and work on the car....even better when you cannot work on your car though...at this rate I will NEVER finish the car....

again, sorry for my bitching!

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As long as the flywheel matches the bellhousing, and the flywheel has a 28oz imbalance on it instead of a 50 oz, you'll be fine. If you can see where the counterbalance weight was cut down on your flywheel, that probably means its been reduced to 28 oz.

Those that say it cant be done should say so quietly, so as not to disturb those who are doing it.
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Darrell is right. As long as the balance is right, the flywheel can't tell the difference from a 302 to a 351C. Same bolt pattern, etc. You might run into one small problem that I found on my 157t, small bellhousing C4. Large starters won't fit: the starter body will hit the oil pan rail. So be prepared to use a late-model, PMGR starter, which is much smaller. Hopefully, what you have will fit.

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Jeff my little buddy

We have all the correct casting numbers for the correct stuff ...

I can get them for you if you have problems that don't work out in the wash here


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I don't know about manual trans, but I run a 157 tooth flexplate on my 351C with a small bellhousing C4. You need the right block plate and matching belhousing. I have to run a gear reduction starter with my setup because a stock starter won't fit.





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I reread your message and I think there's a subtle message from the Mustang place.

First, yes C's can take a 157 tooth flywheel or flexplate as long as the balance matches. That's what's already been stated by the others.

The point of note is whether the large 11" clutch *fits* a 157 tooth *small* flywheel. My recollection, rusty, is that you need the larger flywheel for the larger clutch. I think that's what was being said by the Mustang company.

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As do I....The 11" clutch will not fit the 157 tooth flywheel. Looks like there is another bit of money going out Mustang Village in Fontana is selling NOS flywheels for 180. I found a place off Ebay here in Riverside that sells steel billet for 129.

As for the bellhousing, what do I do?? Anyone here heard of this problem??

Thank you much!!
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Jeff

Which way are you going as far as flywheel now? You'll have to match the bellhousing to the flywheel.

Stock Clev bellhousing will expect a 164 tooth flywheel. I *think* the Lakewood expects a 157 but don't quote me. Check the MrGasket website.

Give some more info on what you're looking to find out exactly on the bellhousing.
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If I get a 164 tooth flywheel, 11" clutch what bell will I need?

Thank you!
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I sold my spare 351C bellhousing to a kid in Oregon, but he cant use it cuz he has a 351M and he's selling it. Here's his email, give him a shout.

[email protected] his name is Shon, let him know I sent ya.

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You can either use a factory cast iron from that era.

I gave one away to Mark at http://www.toploaderheaven.com he can help out.

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