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Duratec Engine to Ford Gearbox Hydraulic Clutch Bellhousing

Duratec Engine to Ford Gearbox Hydraulic Clutch Bellhousing

Duratec Engine to Ford Gearbox Hydraulic Clutch Bellhousing


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.


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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.

Please see the related products below.

** 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, 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.

Please see our Ford Duratec Engine page for more information.

Specification and Application

Component Duratec Engine to Ford Gearbox Hydraulic Clutch
Type Bare Casting
Machined on front and rear faces
Tapped to take standard clutch fork (not included)
Gearbox to Engine Face 6.8 inch (173mm)
Clutch Actuation Hydraulic
Engines Ford 1.8 Duratec
Ford 2.0 Duratec
Ford 2.3 Duratec
Ford 2.5 Duratec
Gearboxes Ford Type E (Rocket) 4 speed
Ford Type 9 (Sierra) 5 speed *
Applications Kit Cars
Rally/Race – MkI/II Escort, Sierra, Lotus Cortina
Classic Ford

* 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

Additional information

Weight N/A



Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
David Watson
Duratec bellhousing

Simply awesome product,extremely well made and outstanding service. Recieved here in New Zealand seven days after placing order(and that,s with a Rural address which takes an extra two days over here).

Michael Hollingworth
Duratec Caterham

Just the job, looks like it was made for the Caterham. Great service!

Mike Storrar
Duratec bellhousing

Hi, lovely bit of kit, promptly delivered, well packaged. Looking forward to many stage miles together.

Duratec Escort

As with all the parts I’ve purchased from RWD great quality service and price.


Great product great service

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