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.
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.
Specification and Application
|Component||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||6.8 inch (173mm)|
|Engines||Ford 1.8 Duratec|
Ford 2.0 Duratec
Ford 2.3 Duratec
|Gearboxes||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
As with all the parts I’ve purchased from RWD great quality service and price.
Great product great service
I have been looking around for some time now wanting to convert my Caterham to a Duratec. Most of the solutions that I have seen need a separate kit for the hydraulic clutch. This bellhousing has the release mounting plate inside the gearbox so all you need to buy extra is the slave cylinder which is also available on this website. Great product.