I had a toploader on my 289 but it was a 351 setup..flywheel, bellhousing, etc. The clutch is a 11" clutch with a, I think 160, tooth flywheel. If this helps let me know. If you need any of my stuff I'll give you a hell of a deal on it!
Toploader works with both 157 teeth and 164 teeth fly wheel. Both, 351 and 289/301 use same bellhousing. Just match the flywheel and bellhousing. (...and the weights 28oz/50oz dampper/flywheel/rotating assembly...
When I switched to a t-5 the late model bellhousing wouldn't fit over my flywheel! that's how I found out I had a 351 setup. Now is the toploaders bellhousing the same for a 351 and a 302/289?? I don't know but I do know that a set of tri-y headers wouldn't work with my older bellhousing.
My 69 mach 1 was originally equipped with a 351W and a toploader 4 speed. The flywheel is a 164-tooth. I am currently running a 410 stroker with a toploader in my 68 cougar. I'm running a 164 tooth flywheel in it also.
There is no difference between the flywheel for a 302 and 351W.
They use the same but there are two different sizes - one is 157 tooth and the other is 164. I use a 164 tooth and no, the small bellhousings will not fit over the ring gear. You need the larger bell or an after market scattershield.
This is good stuff as I am getting ready to slam in a Doug Williams toploader behind my 351. I went with the 157 inch flywheel/Clutch/PP from Mcleod with a Lakewood statter. The only wierd thing I am doing is running a cable clutch to it - The way it was described to me by all the above manufactureres was choose your flywheel size and go from there.
Any suggestions on the pain in the butt scatter dial in?
Also, not intending on hooking up a speedo as yet, what are the best ways to plug the hole?
67 Mustang Coupe, 351 Hyd Roller/Performer Heads/Hooker long tubes/9" 4:56 Doug Williams axles - soon to be old school "stirring my own soup" wide ratio toploader
I have a 351W and Toploader in my 66. I am using the 157 tooth flywheel and standard small bellhousing. I looked for two years to find a larger bellhousing with no luck. I even got a lakewood scattershield that would not fit my 164 tooth flywheel. I just gave up on it and got a 157 tooth flywheel.