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Huh? An automatic has the bellhousing as an integral part of the transmission case.
 

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Are you looking for brand suggestions, or are you trying to buy a used one from someone on the forum? If you're inquiring about brand suggestions, you can check with Lakewood or JW - I'm sure they can help you. If you have a race car, I run a Browell. These companies will also custom build a bellhousing.

If you're looking for a used one...I have a JW for sale that needs to be re-cert'd - it's a universal GM (Chevy, BOP) - that I was going to use with a racing shorty PowerGlide, bit it will work with a LencoDrive or Bruno set up.
 

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the bellhousing is cracked, can i not just replace that part?

i am looking to replace it soon, so i will probably end up ordering it online. i am open to buying a used one though, if the part is suitable.
 

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I've had Mike Stewart (Mike's Transmission) cut off the stock bellhousing to fit a JW. You can check with him to see if he thinks your case is worth doing - he may find that the crack runs further back. If you do cut the bellhousing off, I would recommend an aftermarket bellhousing, such as a JW or ATI.
 

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J.W. Transmissions has Ultrabell aftermarket racing bellhousings, but they aren't real cheap. You have to cut off the old one and then the new one bolts to the front pump.
 

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thanks for the help guys, its much appreciated!

im finding the ultrabell for a turbo 400 around $275. does that sound about right?
That's probably not bad, but you could also look for a used TH400 on CL or similar and replace the entire case. Might be cheaper.
 

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here are a couple of shots of the crack...





im going to take it to my mates garage tomorrow and have a better look. the ultrabell looks like the best option, depending on how far back the crack goes.

i looked on CR and found a couple that would be suitable for replacing the whole case, if needs be.

thanks guys, im learning...slowly!
 

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Maybe re-size those photo's so the load faster. 480 x 480 is big enough.
 

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After breaking an ear off my trans case (I had help from a friend) I added an Ultra-bell. Used my bandsaw for most of the cutting, then some grinding and filing to finish it--a Sawzall would work well, but I didn't own one at the time.
 

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454 Engine
Turbo 400 Transmission
427 Square Bore Heads
Hedman Headers
2 1/2" 16 gauge pipes
Dual Warlock Mufflers
Edelbrock Performer 2-0 Aluminum Manifold
Edelbrock 800 CFM Carb
Edelbrock Valve covers and air cleaner
 

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Ummm, I was referring to your question about what would case the bellhousing to crack...so, I was asking about what kind of mounts are you running. Solid mounts, if the engine and trans are not properly aligned, can lead to a cracked bellhousing. Also, a cracked bellhousing can be an indication of something failing in the chassis (cracked frame, loose subframe, etc.).
 
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