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J.W. 727 sfi Bellhousing #2714453
11/10/19 08:43 AM
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Anyone here use the J.W. 727 SFI Ultra-Bell housing?

Wondering is it is worth the effort and $$

Re: J.W. 727 sfi Bellhousing [Re: Chip] #2714458
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IMO yes

Re: J.W. 727 sfi Bellhousing [Re: Dartari] #2714490
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I'm still having issues with starter engagement.
Starter has to spin once before it engages the 2nd time.
Going to try and shim it out some.
The nose of the starter was tight going in to the Jw bell starter hole.

Re: J.W. 727 sfi Bellhousing [Re: Chip] #2714498
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big block or small block ?
i am trying to find an affordable [to me] used big block unit.
beer

Re: J.W. 727 sfi Bellhousing [Re: moparx] #2714528
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Originally Posted by moparx
big block or small block ?
i am trying to find an affordable [to me] used big block unit.
beer

I am looking for the same, with the US/Canuck exchange rate, its a pretty hefty price. If I can't find one, I'm working on a jig to aid in welding on a b/rb bellhousing onto a 46rh, I don't require the SFI rating for my project.

Re: J.W. 727 sfi Bellhousing [Re: Uberpube] #2714581
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Originally Posted by Uberpube

I'm working on a jig to aid in welding on a b/rb bellhousing onto a 46rh,


It has been done.

518 Case.jpg

I'm supposed to respect my elders, but its getting harder and harder for me to find one now.
Re: J.W. 727 sfi Bellhousing [Re: John_Kunkel] #2714784
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Originally Posted by John_Kunkel
Originally Posted by Uberpube

I'm working on a jig to aid in welding on a b/rb bellhousing onto a 46rh,


It has been done.


haha, Thats great, the splice line is exactly where I marked it to be on my trans....I was wondering about the weldability of the housing, sometimes cast aluminum doesn't well to well. Any info on how that one worked out?

Re: J.W. 727 sfi Bellhousing [Re: Chip] #2714792
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Originally Posted by Chip
Anyone here use the J.W. 727 SFI Ultra-Bell housing?

Wondering is it is worth the effort and $$


When we bought the Daytona a trans shield wouldn't fit the tunnel without some major work. We installed the JW bell and it worked perfect! We have since changed to a Glide so I have the bell for sale (haven't advertised it yet). I think there is one more season on the cert (I will have to check)

Re: J.W. 727 sfi Bellhousing [Re: Uberpube] #2714799
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Originally Posted by Uberpube
Originally Posted by John_Kunkel
Originally Posted by Uberpube

I'm working on a jig to aid in welding on a b/rb bellhousing onto a 46rh,


It has been done.


haha, Thats great, the splice line is exactly where I marked it to be on my trans....I was wondering about the weldability of the housing, sometimes cast aluminum doesn't well to well. Any info on how that one worked out?


There was a guy that started doing this in the northwest back in the early 90’s, somewhere around Seattle.

Re: J.W. 727 sfi Bellhousing [Re: Transman] #2714835
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Zero issues with the stock 1965 727 case. 600 passes. Car runs 9.0-9.1@3350lbs
Doug

Re: J.W. 727 sfi Bellhousing [Re: Chip] #2714856
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I put one on my A518, has about 8K miles on it.

a518 jwbell 002.JPGa518 jwbell 001.JPG

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1968 Charger COLD A/C Hilborn EFI
512ci 9.7 compression, Stealth heads, 3.54gear A518 OD 4100lb,11.04@123 full street car trim






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