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RS2000 Type Bellhousing (cable clutch)

RS2000 Type Bellhousing (cable clutch)

RS2000 Type Bellhousing (cable clutch)


This is an accurate reproduction of the Ford RS2000 (MkI & MkII Escort) alloy bellhousing with optional quick release facility.

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The small dimensions of this bellhousing allows fitment of the engines and gearboxes listed below without the need to modify the bulkhead or transmission tunnel.

Please note that the clutch cable locating boss is integral to the standard RS2000 alloy sump. If this bellhousing is to be used in an application utilising anything other than a standard RS2000 alloy sump (i.e. with a steel sump) AF1A Clutch Cable Adaptor Plate will be required also.

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. The gearbox is attached to the bellhousing using the original bolts or 10mm cap head screws fitted from the rear of the bellhousing face of the gearbox *.

The RS2000 Clutch Fork and RS2000 Clutch Release Bearing may also be required.

You may also be interested in our Ford Pinto Lightweight Steel Flywheel.

Specification and Application

Component Reproduction RS2000 alloy bellhousing
Type Bare Casting
Machined on front and rear faces
Tapped to take standard clutch fork (not included)
Gearbox to engine face 7 inch (178mm)
Widest point on front face 400mm
Options Quick release
Engines Ford 1.6/2.0 SOHC (Pinto)
Ford 1.3/1.6 x/flow
Ford pre x/flow
Lotus Twin Cam
Ford Zetec 1.6/1.8/2.0
N/A Cosworth **
BDA series ***
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

* Bolts pass through the original 12mm threaded bolt holes in the gearbox for a “clearance fit”; it may be necessary to grind a small amount of the gearbox material away in order to clear the bolt heads; the bellhousing is pre-tapped to accept these bolts
** Requires smaller 9 bolt flywheel if using standard crankshaft
*** The starter motor may foul the sump on certain models (ie big wing sump)
**** 2.0l only; the 2.8l gearbox requires an additional adaptor plate due to the longer 1st motion shaft

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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Chris Burr
Great Product, superb quality

Great product, very well made ..... good communication and very helpful thanks all at RWD

Great service

Very helpful, rapid delivery, high quality item and perfect fit. Why go elsewhere for a few £ cheaper. Don’t bother, buy right first time.
Great service guys, thanks for your help

Fits to a crossflow

As well as the RS2000 this bellhousing will fit to any x-flow or Kent engine as they share the same bolt pattern. It is about a 3rd of the weight of the cast iron one that I took off my Type 9 gearbox! It is little smaller inside so probably needs the RS2000 release lever. Great finish.

Direct replacement for the original RS2000 bellhousing

It is made out of lightweight aluminium and has bosses so that you can place the starter motor on either side, You need an adapter plate for the clutch cable. Looks to be well made and finished.

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