Welcome to V8Buick.com.
Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2002

    Default Was there a bigger bellhousing than passenger?

    Am wondering if the Jeeps ever came with larger bellhousing than passenger A-bodies? The reason I'm asking is that I am contemplating a 12" clutch and am concened about it fitting inside the stock GS/skylark bellhousing.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Fairfield/Suisun City, CA

    Default Re: Was there a bigger bellhousing than passenger?

    My Jeep J-3000 Gladiator truck came with the standard GM 11" clutch.
    There were built using the long input shaft T-18 4 speed tranmission.
    For the bell housing I'll have to measure to be sure, if clearance is available for a 12" clutch design?
    1970 Kaiser J-3000 "MACS JPR"
    Buick 350v8, T18, D20, D44, D60
    Model J-3600, 3406X19 GLADIATOR
    Robert "MAC" Maclay
    Suisun City, California

    Yahoo Moderator: FSJ-List, CA_FSJA.

    1955 Willys Jeep CJ-5
    1963 Buick Skylark Convertible (sold 1985)
    1964 Willys Jeep J-300 Gladiator (stored)
    1968 Kaiser Jeep M-715 w/winch (stored)
    1981 AMC J-10 Honcho w/6 Cyl. (sold)

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Franklin MA

    Default Re: Was there a bigger bellhousing than passenger?

    The 12" McLeod I used to run barely cleared the Lakewood bell. I would not clear the Lakewood without the block plate installed.

    I would almost guarantee a 12" would hit the structural webbing on a stock bell.
    Paul Massicotte
    1966 Buick GS Post Coupe
    1970 Buick Skylark 470 4 speed- 11.44 @ 122 MPH

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Clermont Florida

    Default Re: Was there a bigger bellhousing than passenger?

    All B350's had the same flywheels for Jeep trucks and Buick cars.
    The ten commandments are not multiple choice.
    You really are judged by the dog(s) you own.
    1976 Jeep Cherokee. 315 hp 1970 GS 350.
    1970 Jeep Gladiator B350 but now has a Chevy 454.



Similar Threads

  1. The Bigger BBB...
    By britt'sStage 1 in forum Street/strip 400/430/455
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 03-10-2016, 12:28 PM
  2. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12-18-2013, 06:05 PM
  3. Local show gets bigger and bigger
    By buickjunkie in forum The Bench
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-22-2010, 09:28 AM
  4. Do you think I need a bigger oil pan
    By crankshaft in forum Street/strip 400/430/455
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-07-2010, 04:02 PM
  5. I want a bigger cam!
    By BUICKRAT in forum Street/strip 400/430/455
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 11-14-2007, 09:26 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Back to top