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post #1 of 11 Old 11-15-2012, 10:37 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 11 Old 11-15-2012, 11:01 PM
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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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post #3 of 11 Old 11-15-2012, 11:04 PM
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A T-150 will work as well. Did for me!

I've also learned that sometimes... when people don't agree with you .... its best to hold them down and kidney punch them till they agree with you
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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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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.

Beat it to fit, paint it to match!

Wheel, Wrench, Repeat.
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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.

Beat it to fit, paint it to match!

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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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Mine is a Ford T-18-1E

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You can use a t-150 or a t-176 bellhousing for a t-18, too.

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post #11 of 11 Old 11-16-2012, 05:53 PM
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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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