The bellhousing allows the engine to be installed longitudinally in the vertical position instead of the 7 degrees inclination in the transverse installation.
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* 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 inside the bellhousing into the tapped holes in the front face of the gearbox .
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Specification and Application
|Component||Vauxhall 2.0XE Engine to Ford Gearbox|
Machined on front and rear faces
Tapped to take standard clutch fork (not included)
|Gearbox to Engine Face||6.1 inch (155mm)|
|Engines||Vauxhall 2.0XE (Astra 16V)|
|Gearboxes||Ford Type E (Rocket) 4 speed|
Ford Type 9 (Sierra) 5 speed **
Rally/Race – MkI/II Escort, Sierra, Lotus Cortina
* Requires bolt holes in gearbox to be drilled in order to work in this manner
** 2.0l only; the 2.8l gearbox requires an additional adaptor plate due to the longer 1st motion shaft
The bellhousing is really clean exactly what I hoped it to be. But as a note it should mention that the Saab 9-5 flywheel and pressure plate do not clear