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I am helping to do an auto to manual swap on a 390. This particular 390 I believe is from a 64'. It could even be a 67' for all I know since I haven't seen the car yet and am relying on his info and parts.

Here is the email he sent me:
"I will be running it in a '67 Galaxie with a 390. I know that the FE mustangs/fairlanes use the "Z" bellhousings, but what is the correct bellhousing for a FE Galaxie? I have both the Z bellhousing and the Truck bellhousing. I've heard that the truck bellhousings aredeeper and will not accept a correct FE car input shaft, but I've also runinto people who have run that combo without any issues."

What is a "Z" bellhousing or is that just part of the part #, such as C6ZX-XXXXX-X???

Also, are truck and car bellhousings interchangeable?

What is the scoop on FE bellhousings?
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The truck bellhousing is deeper than a passenger car bellhousing from engine face to transmission face.

I have not looked at an FE bell for a Mustang/Fairlane, but I have looked at the one out of my '67 XL. From what I understand, the Galaxie has a unique bellhousing in that the pivot ball for the Z-bar is threaded into the bellhousing itself and not on a seperate bracket like the others.....


Someone please correct me if I am wrong.......
 

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I think you are confusing a "Z" bar with "Z" bellhousing.

A "Z-bar" attaches to the frame and pivot pin to change the direction of clutch pedal from foward and down - coming from inside the car. To a movement to engage and disengage the clutch.

There is either an adapter that bolts on or a pin that screws into the block (or bellhousing - according to whether or not you go with stock or move up to a scattersheild - Lakewood(?)) to hold the pin.

Or you can go hydralic clutch. I haven't done a conversion on the 60's Galaxies, so you might need to hold on and hope someone who has expericence can guide you through the steps.

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Apparently the truck bellhousing is 1/2 an inch deeper.If you go on the davidkee toploader site and check out the "bellhousing Id chart" maybe you can find your bellhousing..It has a note at the bottom saying the truck bell should not be used with a toploader.I didn't see an asterik anywhere so I assume that means with "any toploader'
 

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On 2006-03-08 08:31, 673904spd wrote:
The truck bellhousing is deeper than a passenger car bellhousing from engine face to transmission face.

I have not looked at an FE bell for a Mustang/Fairlane, but I have looked at the one out of my '67 XL. From what I understand, the Galaxie has a unique bellhousing in that the pivot ball for the Z-bar is threaded into the bellhousing itself and not on a seperate bracket like the others.....


Someone please correct me if I am wrong.......


You are correct sir !
 

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Do early FE's have an odd engine block bolt pattern (like the early SSF's did) or will any year FE bellhousing fit the 64' block?
 

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All FE's should have the same bolt pattern. I know that a 63 330 is the same as a 65 361 and it is the same as a 352, 360, 390, 391 and 410.


BTW I have all the above engines so it was easy to compare them.
 
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