This bellhousing allows the 1.8l, 2.0l or 2.3l Duratec engine to be connected to the Ford Type E (Rocket 4 sp) and Type 9 (Sierra 5 sp) gearboxes using a hydraulic clutch.
Comes complete with Adaptor Plate to take AF15B Hydraulic Release Bearing (not included).
Not compatible with standard flywheel. Needs Ford Duratec lightweight Steel Flywheel - 8 1/2" *** or Ford Duratec lightweight Steel Flywheel - 7 1/4" Race Clutch Plate.
You may also need the spigot bearing that fits directly in the end of the crankshaft.
** The quick release option allows quicker gearbox removal and fitting by moving the 4 internal gearbox to bellhousing bolts to the outside of the gearbox. This allows the gearbox to be removed whilst leaving the bellhousing in place, making a difficult job much easier.
If you do not specify the quick release option you will need 4 of 12mm x 1 1/2mm pitch cap head screws (available here), which are fitted from the front of the gearbox .
Supplied with a recess machined in the gearbox end of the bellhousing to accommodate the layshaft boss found on some heavy duty Type 9 gearboxes. Fitted with layshaft retaining cap screw in cases where this recess is not needed.
Requires that the original tube where the thrust bearing slid needs cutting off leaving only the part that houses the oil seal.
Specification and Application
||Duratec Engine to Ford Gearbox Hydraulic Clutch
Machined on front and rear faces
Tapped to take standard clutch fork (not included)
|Gearbox to Engine Face
||7 inch (178mm)
||Ford 1.8 Duratec
Ford 2.0 Duratec
Ford 2.3 Duratec
||Ford Type E (Rocket) 4 speed
Ford Type 9 (Sierra) 5 speed *
Rally/Race - MkI/II Escort, Sierra, Lotus Cortina
* 2.0l only; the 2.8l gearbox requires an additional adaptor plate due to the longer 1st motion shaft
** Requires bolt holes in gearbox to be drilled in order to work in this manner
*** Please note that, if using the standard Fiesta ST solid flywheel and clutch cover there will be insufficient reach afforded by the release components listed above. It will be necessary to shim or lengthen the pivot pin to allow full clutch depression