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I have bolted the adaptor plate to the bellhousing. The tranny (T-5) has four
holes to bolt it to it's original bellhousing. The lower right hole has no corresponding
place in the adaptor plate because of their conflicting toploader mounting spot that the
adaptor plate and screw have obscured. Has anyone hogged out that tranny hole and put a
big washer over the slot and bolted through the plate to the bellhousing.
I'm uncomfortable with the 3 bolt scenario. Sorry about the long post. Any post this long
should have some mention of Brittany Spears don't you think.
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Well you mentioned her so you're off the hook....*G*

A couple of questions....bear in mind that I make things fit for a living...

How far apart are the hole centerlines?

How much material is there radially on the trans ear in the direction of the old toploader hole?

Would it be possible to locate and drill a hole (likely with a milling cutter) partially in the plate and parially through the bolt?

What bolt size is being utilized for each attachment?

Thanks for Brittany...

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Thanks for getting on this,
the bolt is 1/2 inch. the plate is aluminum. the bellhousing steel. The center
of the corrected hole would be almost exactly half way though the old hole.
The hog the tranny flange hole scene would have the washer over half
air half aluminum (but bolted to the steel on the other side of the adapter)
and here's to you Brittany.
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Is this going to be a permanent swap?

How thick is the adapter plate and how thick is the rear flange of the bellhousing..?

I'm surmising the adapter uses a flat head Allen screw or counterbored hole for a socket head Allen screw or possible regular hex bolt....which if any?

Sorry about the questions...I'm getting there...*G*

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Adapter .5 inch . tranny flange .5 inch. Bellhousing is Lakewood scattersheild.
The adapter plate bolts are allen wrench tapered head jobs flush mount.
How do I get a cool picture on my posts?
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If the transformation is to be permanent, loctite the adapter screw into its hole, use a transfer punch to mark the center point of the required hole, remove the scattershield, bolt onto mill table, locate on center punch and mill through allen bolt and into adapter and shield with correct cobalt milling cutter (allen screws are usually grade9); then tap threads with cobalt or HSS tap....at slow speed with lubricant...

Any machine shop will know how to do this....should take about an hour or less...maybe 40-60.00...

That's the right way, IMO...

We can explore other options if this isn't possible...

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Where did you get your T-5? I'm in Portland, OR also, and I'm in the market for one sooner or later.. I may wait for the big swap meet at Expo, tho.

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Got it from Tired Iron in Bend,Or.
You can find them brand new for under a grand so don't let some
body jack you around on the price. Max 400 bucks with a garantee.
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