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Unread 11-15-2012, 10:37 PM   #1
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What Bell Housing for a T-18?

Hello,

Its been a while since I built this CJ and I need a refresher.

I have an 86 CJ7 with a 360 and AMC T-18 trans.

I recently had a problem with the trans and we had to pull it out. While it's out - the threads in the bell housing are not of the best condition. So I'm looking for another bell housing.

I believe there are TWO AMC bell housings for the T-18. One is the bellhousing used in the full size trucks (J-10, J-20), and the other is a shorter bell housing used in the CJ's?

Am I correct?

I have another bell housing, out of a J-20, but it is too tall.

So i believe my memory tells me that I needs a bell housing from a CJ.

Can anyone tell me what CJ bell housings will work with a 360 and T-18?

Thanks!

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Unread 11-15-2012, 11:01 PM   #2
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have one for the t18 that was cracked in about 15 spots. im going to use one from my old '83 cj7 that i parted that had a t4 they had different mounting for the tranny but bolts up from the 258 to my 304 just fine i just gotta drill and tap for my t 18.

make sense? if not let me know i just am not sure how to word it.
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Unread 11-15-2012, 11:04 PM   #3
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A T-150 will work as well. Did for me!
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Unread 11-15-2012, 11:12 PM   #4
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Thats it, I have a bell housing out of a t-150.

Been about 8 or 9 years, so much has changed in my life since then (ie - a kid), that I couldnt remember. Tried to do a search but this fine forum wants money for an advanced search!

Thanks guys!
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Unread 11-15-2012, 11:13 PM   #5
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A bell housing from a T4/5 will work fine as well. The index hole is the correct size. All you need to do is drill/tap the two lower holes. The materal is already there.
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A bell housing from a T4/5 will work fine as well. The index hole is the correct size. All you need to do is drill/tap the two lower holes. The materal is already there.
And he too holes they don't line up
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The top holes lined up perfectly with my T-18.
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The top holes lined up perfectly with my T-18.
What why not for me? Maybe I have t18a?
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Unread 11-15-2012, 11:55 PM   #9
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Mine is a Ford T-18-1E
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Unread 11-16-2012, 12:09 AM   #10
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You can use a t-150 or a t-176 bellhousing for a t-18, too.

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There are more than two version of the AMC T18 and I can think of four different bellhousings.

If it's a '76-79 CJ T18 the T150 and T18 shared the same bell as it had a dual pattern on it.

The '75 and older T18 has it's own bellhousing as well as both of the FSJ T18s (V8 version and I6) version.

The T4/T5 and T176 bells work with the Ford T18, but the lower left hole on the Jeep version is different than the Ford T18.
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