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 deeper bearing disengage clutch better than standard narrower bearing. N.B I had a problem fitting the G60 gearbox to bell housing. Which was strange as I removed the old AF4 bell housing, measured up hole and found it was not machined very well, so had to machine 0.3mm out to allow it to fit. Once done it fitted. Also had to grind out side of bell housing to allow exhaust manifold to clear, I knew this from last time. To me the raised section that to pivot pin that the clutch arm attaches to is too high, if you reduce this by 4mm you get a better position for the arm. Shame you can’t add photos. If you don’t get it correct you can burn AP Rally clutches out quickly. Mines fitted to MK2 ESCORT RALLY CAR. GOOD BELL HOUSING but casting has too many sharp edges so can crack, as did the last one, rounds would make a strong part.
perfect fit thankyou
The quality of the cast is very good, I’m running an Ap twin paddle clutch and found that the clutch arm didn’t go far enough back once the release bearing was fitted, there is plenty of cast to be able to remove some material to enable the clutch to dis engage leaving it still very strong in that area. Very pleased with my purchase and would recommend
Great item and service.
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