18 Spline Clutch?

Engine, Trans & Driveline

  1. SSing

    SSing Well-Known Member

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    Yes to get your attention.
    Back ground. I´m building a Nostalgia SS/B Barracuda racer (hemi) and since I got an Ansen Bellhousing with the 18 spline A-body trans and don´t like the look of a new Lakewood, I decided to try get this to work.
    The original SS Steel Bell is hard to find and would cost a fortune anyway...
    172 tooth fly wheel with bolt pattern for a 10,5" clutch is no problem I think.
    There is reason to believe Ansen did use a clutch fork available at the time. Possibly from a ´66 Hemi B-Body.
    ´66-69 apparently use a throw out bearing with a shorter sleeve so probably this one as well.

    Clutch linkage is a matter of measuring, cut and weld so I don worry to much about that.

    Early (´64-69) clutch fork and throw out bearing is what I need. Or so I think…

    Anyone have any experience with this odd B-Body stuff?

    Would really appreciate if you taking the time.
    Thank you.
    Stefan
     
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    NJRR FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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    Contact Brewer's or Passon. They are 4 speed experts.
     
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      wyrmrider Well-Known Member

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      Make sure the bellhousing is not for a blown fuel Packard
       
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      Yes I have been in contact with them, but did not know much about this odd Ansen Bell.
      I´m pretty sur though I can use a ´62-65 b-body fork and hope the pivot for this fork bolts right on with out modifications…
      Thanks.
       
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      Well it´s NHRA approved and I think used in the mid sixties.
      Not sure I follow you here…
      Thank anyway.
       
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      LouSenter- Ansen Automotive
      only one I know to run a Blown Fuel Packard
      Heaver block than a 392 but did not breath
       
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      Ok, well this what it looks like...
      20160426_130948[1]Ansen.jpg
       
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