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Old 04-19-2017, 04:04 PM   #1
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Anyone have any info on doing a getrag converaion with the volvo hydraulic clutch bell housing?
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Old 04-19-2017, 05:10 PM   #2
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Sure you bet. The adapter goes between the getrag 265 transmission and the usual volvo redblock belhousing. Any redblock bellhousing will work as they all have the spot for hydraulic or cable types of clutch forks. You modify the clutch fork a wee bit by grinding out the inside a bit so it will fit over the BMW throw out bearing. You cut the center part out of the volvo bellhousing so the centering ring will fit and you use the bmw input shaft retainer. You buy the pilot bearing that works for the getrag 265 in redblock. It usually comes in the adapter kit. The kit has the adapter plate, the centering ring and the pilot bearing. STS machining here in oregon can probably set you up with a kit if you can't find one. Last year I scored a box of ten of the pilot bearings and I gave STS 5 of em. I also let them borrow my centering ring to copy.
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Old 04-22-2017, 07:50 AM   #3
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Shameless plug whilst on the topic. Complete Getrag 265 with shifter, nice "TB group buy" adapter plate, a modified BH to accept the centering ring (rough completed) that I'll have for sale soon. Prefer not to ship the Getrag as the bastard's plenty heavy.... but I will if necessary. PM with interest.
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Old 04-22-2017, 07:57 AM   #4
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I want to buy that kit
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Old 04-22-2017, 06:21 PM   #5
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Shameless plug whilst on the topic. Complete Getrag 265 with shifter, nice "TB group buy" adapter plate, a modified BH to accept the centering ring (rough completed) that I'll have for sale soon. Prefer not to ship the Getrag as the bastard's plenty heavy.... but I will if necessary. PM with interest.
Does that adapter work with a vertical redblock, or just stock orientation?
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Old 04-22-2017, 06:28 PM   #6
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I have machined bellhousing and center rings for the conversion. I can get the bellhousing adapter as well.
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Old 04-23-2017, 07:18 AM   #7
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Does that adapter work with a vertical redblock, or just stock orientation?
The one I have is the stock orientation. I've not seen a commercialized Getrag adapter that offers a vertical red block. Perhaps the Swedes have done it.
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Old 04-23-2017, 09:35 AM   #8
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I know someone who might have the Getrag adapter for a vertical mount for sale. I'll check with him and will report back.
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Old 04-23-2017, 05:19 PM   #9
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Easiest for vertical is use the rare 1975 B20 upright bellhousing if you can find one.
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Old 04-23-2017, 10:22 PM   #10
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Easiest for vertical is use the rare 1975 B20 upright bellhousing if you can find one.
I'm not going to count on finding on of those, though.
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I'm not going to count on finding on of those, though.
I may know someone that has one
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Old 04-24-2017, 07:23 AM   #12
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I'm not going to count on finding on of those, though.
I just asked my friend if he wants to sell his vert kit. He's a member here so I pointed him to this thread.
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I just asked my friend if he wants to sell his vert kit. He's a member here so I pointed him to this thread.
Wow, thanks guys. Sorry for the threadjack, Idealgaslaw...
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