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Aukai May 25th, 19 06:05 AM

Church Boy's headers, manual transmission, SHP SBC block. Is the mechanical linkage possible?

big gear head May 25th, 19 08:29 AM

Re: Bellhousing
What car are you working on?

Aukai May 25th, 19 02:42 PM

Re: Bellhousing
Hi Freddy, that was dumb lol, 67 Nova. Looking at a Lakewood, or a Browell with adjustment window.

big gear head May 26th, 19 11:11 AM

Re: Bellhousing
I'm not real familiar with those cars. My dad is building a '65 Nova with a 327 and a 4 speed, but using an original bell housing and iron manifolds, so not the same situation. I would contact Church Boys and ask if the headers were designed to clear the original linkage. I can't remember if the pivot ball goes in the block or the bell housing. I think we had to get a bolt on pivot ball bracket for dad's car because the block didn't have a boss in the correct location.

Aukai May 26th, 19 03:11 PM

Re: Bellhousing
Thanks Freddie, are you still on TC a lot, I stay in the performance area the most there. I did a search, and found some info on a mounting bracket, and short oil filter. I'm just wishing I could get everything here, and assemble, not have to mock everything up, and order parts that take weeks to get.

big gear head May 26th, 19 04:58 PM

Re: Bellhousing
Are you out of the US?
Yes, I'm still on Team Camaro, Team Chevelle, NastyZ28, HotRodders, SuperCarRegistry and a few others every day.

Big Dave May 26th, 19 07:48 PM

Re: Bellhousing
The 1962-'67 Chevy II was designed to be the economy car that the Corvair failed at so miserably (since people liked the Corvair so much; and thought of it as a poor man's sports car). The Chevy II was designed (winning three engineering awards for making a cheap car even cheaper) with a 153 cube four cylinder as a power plant to compete with a Toyota and the VW bug which had become a cheap alternative to a Chevy, Ford, or Mopar.

Silly hot rodders started putting a SBC in it because it weighed the same as a VW Bug and had a three speed manual standard. But since it was so small a car the factory engineers had to modify Chevy parts to get them to work. Such as a front sump oil pan to clear the tie rod, and rotating the window for the clutch fork thirty degrees down to clear the oil filter which was raised two inches into the block to have room to clear the clutch linkage. In 1965 Chevy cast a unique block just to fit the Chevy II. had a pivot ball relocated up near the oil pressure outlet, and also had a raised oil filter pad buried deep in the block.

I mentioned the special one of a kind front sump oil pan and it had it's own special oil pump and pick up (how unlike Chevy to do that)

But Chevy was banking on people giving up on any other car other than their little Chevy II (forgetting that Ford had a V8 in their Falcon economy car two years earlier, that morphed into the Mustang). Personally it would have been easier to put a V8 in a Fiat 500 Topolino and just build a tube frame around it.

But you know hot rodders were there is a check book there is someone selling specialty parts.

Big Dave

Aukai May 27th, 19 03:37 AM

Re: Bellhousing
Thank you Dave, I resisted the front clip change for a BBC, but the SBC is still not a drop in with a manual transmission, it will get figured out. Freddie I live in Hawaii, it's USA but a pain in the butt for parts.

big gear head May 27th, 19 10:44 AM

Re: Bellhousing
I'm pretty sure that this is the bracket that we used for my dad's '65.
This one has the ball and bolts with it.

Aukai May 27th, 19 03:07 PM

Re: Bellhousing
Looks good thank you.

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