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RE: 65 B Body 4 speed conversion post.


I received a message regarding flywheel bolts and pressure plate bolts for a 4 speed conversion. The idea came that this info might be good to add to this thread. 

The flywheel bolts are somewhat special. The GM number for them is  839756 and they are still available from GM. They use an external star washer under them. 

The pressure plate bolts are special because of a bit of a shoulder that fits in a beveled area in the hole in the flywheel. The Gm number for them is 838653, also still available from GM.

This applies to any engine, 6 cyl, small block or big block. 

 



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What years Carl, 1955 up?

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I would think all the way until the one piece rear seal which was 1986 I believe?

I can't vouch for the 235/261's though.

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All had 168 tooth flywheels so likely the same.

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To add to the post, here's an image of the finished product in car, trimmed out in a Nova boot and trim ring. Carl actually supplied the ring, thanks Carl!

I feel that overall it's a workable facsimile of a 65-66 bench boot and ring. Certainly cheap and easy enough to to come by. It'll never fool anyone, but for a car of this level, I'd say it's just fine don't you think?

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now your going to want to paint the carno



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70 SS ACADIAN wrote:

now your going to want to paint the carno


 I hope he doesn't, it's super cool exactly as it is now.

 



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cdnpont wrote:

To add to the post, here's an image of the finished product in car, trimmed out in a Nova boot and trim ring. It'll never fool anyone, but for a car of this level, I'd say it's just fine don't you think?

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 Agreed, that costs a small fraction of the correct OEM stuff and looks just fine. If the rest of the car was as-built, matching numbers maybe not but this will fool anyone who doesn't know the cars well. Have you seen how many of the cars for sale online through various sources have the wrong shifter handle, wrong shift knob, wrong boot/trim? I bet more than 1/2 have at least one wrong item.



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Exactly. I've seen high end stuff with a laughably incorrect shifter setup. At least I spent the time to find the correct lever (Carl again!), and it even came with some patina to help it all blend in with the look.

And I have to say, with the time spent on setting and shimming the muncie shifter up, it actually shifts beautifully. I'll admit, I did lube it when the boot was off and it did smooth it out. Probably once every 2 years it needs a lube?



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I don't think you will be looking at the boot when you are driving it biggrin



-- Edited by ABC123 on Tuesday 23rd of August 2022 07:00:21 PM

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