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DRR Sportsman
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Had a bell put on my 400 but got no instructions back. This is going in a 70 Nova BBC with a stock firewall and floor.
1. Where do the 2 allen bolts go?
2. It has extra ears to bolt to something other than a OEM BBC. Can I cut them off? Do I need to cut them off?
3. Does the register of the input shaft need to be checked in relation to the crankshaft?
Thanks for any help
 
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DRR Pro
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The two allen's are for the two bottom bolts on the bellhousing, it's recessed and a regulat bolt/washer wont work.

I have a few trans with ultrabells and one already had the extra ears wacked off lol. It does make installation a little easier depending on your method, but I bet JW and SFI wouldn't approve of it.

I've never had a problem with any input shaft alignment. I've never really checked either, but no problems.
 
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Those extra holes could be for the Buick, Olds, Pontiac blocks.
 
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DRR Sportsman
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Thanks for the info. I guess I should have seen the difference in the holes but I didn't notice. I saw those instructions and that's what made me wonder if I should cut the ears off. I was hoping a racer with the same combo would say they are or aren't a problem. I think you're right Fern. I'm gonna trial fit my shield and hope I don't have any clearance problems. I don't think my trans shield comes anywhere close to the bell. I noticed that they allow the dipstick tube to be attached to bell. Won't it attach the same way as it does on an OEM case?
 
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Originally posted by Ron Gusack:
I'm gonna trial fit my shield and hope I don't have any clearance problems. I don't think my trans shield comes anywhere close to the bell. I noticed that they allow the dipstick tube to be attached to bell. Won't it attach the same way as it does on an OEM case?


I use a TCI trans shield for my th400 and easily clears both the Ultrabell and the locking TCI 743802 dipstick.
 
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DRR Sportsman
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by HS professor:
The two allen's are for the two bottom bolts on the bellhousing, it's recessed and a regulat bolt/washer wont work.[QUOTE]

This one appears to be different. All the bolt holes are spot faced the same and it looks like a regular hex head bolt would work fine.
 
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yes, you can cut the extra ears off the bell housing and it will still certify for SFI.


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