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MG MGB GT V8 Factory Originals Technical - Will it fit????

Is it true that a bellhousing off a 3.8 V6 buick will fit the Rover/Buick 215 V8 and the GM T-5 transmission??
Tony Bates

The 3.8 bellhousing will take the T5, but I believe that the engine side of things changed at about the time the 225 (precursor to the 3.8) was sold to Jeep.
George B.

the 231 or 3.8 buick v6 has a different engine side pattern. the buick 198 v6 used a bellhousing identical to the buick 215.

OK, so the 196 v6 bellhousing will fit th 215 motor, will it fit the GM T-5 tranny?
Tony Bates

sure if its drilled for a 4 speed, thats the same bolt pattern that the t5 uses, the gm t5 anyways. i actually have one of these bellhousings, its idenctical to a 3/4 speed buick 215 bellhousing.

Yes, it will fit HONEY!

This thread was discussed between 15/11/2002 and 18/11/2002

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