Transmission spacer and dust cover for U.S. 250 engine?

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Transmission spacer and dust cover for U.S. 250 engine?

Post #1 by madmaxmarchhare » Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:01 pm

Am I correct in thinking there is both a transmission spacer and some sort of dust cover/plate that goes on the bottom of the engine on a U.S. 250? I am in need of at least the former, but my Aussie 250 had the latter, and I'm not sure if the U.S. has one of those, too.. If the U.S. version does, then I need one of those as well..

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Post #2 by bubba22349 » Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:39 pm

Yes the US 250 six's all came with a tin plate between the block and transmission! And if it's an automatic used behind the engine then it will need to have a removeable inspection cover at the bottom so you can unbolt the torque converter bolts. The SBF V8's will also use this same block plate (late 289, 302 / 5.0, 351 W and 351 C's too) as well as the 240 and 300 big six'es have the same 6 bolt block pattern as your 250 six. Good luck :nod:
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Re: Transmission spacer and dust cover for U.S. 250 engine?

Post #3 by chad » Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:50 pm

if you are having trouble lining up ur starter it's needed (teeth to flywheel). I think you can get away w/o 1 if not...?
Not sure what the two different things you've mentioned are.

What transmission do you inquire about needing a part for?

Some call the thin metal plate that spans the whole transmis/engine interface a "block plate".
I'm not familiar with the 'dust cover' and" transmis spacer'' terms.
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Re: Transmission spacer and dust cover for U.S. 250 engine?

Post #4 by Econoline » Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:16 am

You can use the small block bellhousing plates, i.e. 302 etc.
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Post #5 by madmaxmarchhare » Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:16 pm

Econoline wrote:You can use the small block bellhousing plates, i.e. 302 etc.


Ok.. so one like this would work?

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Post #6 by bubba22349 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:36 am

Yes if you have or are going to be using a manual (stick) trans. No if your using or plan to use an Auto trans. Good luck :nod:
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Post #7 by Econoline » Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:19 am

The C4 and the AOD plates are different and different from each other.
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Post #8 by chad » Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:45 am

bubba22349 wrote:Yes if you have or are going to be using a manual (stick) trans. No if your using or plan to use an Auto trans. Good luck :nod:


Can't U just make a cut all the way across it to fit to the C4?
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Post #9 by bubba22349 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:34 am

I wouldn't it should be easier to find and probally cheaper too for the right C4 block plate then to cobble up one of the manual transmission versions. :nod:
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I am still hunting for a project car to build but with my current low budget it's not looking so good. My Ex- Fleet of Sixes these are all long gone! :bang: 1954 Customline 223 3 speed with O/D, 1963 Fairlane project drag car with BB6, 1977 Maverick 250 with C4, 1994 F-150 a 300 with 5 speed.

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Post #10 by chad » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:45 am

K,
thanks.
I just got an extra C4 and an extra mani b/p, no c4 b/p...
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Re: Transmission spacer and dust cover for U.S. 250 engine?

Post #11 by madmaxmarchhare » Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:19 pm

chad wrote:K,
thanks.
I just got an extra C4 and an extra mani b/p, no c4 b/p...


I'm putting a manual trans on to this thing.. so I guess ANY would do..

BTW.. just as an aside.. I'm looking on the engine.. does the starter motor bolt into the transmission? I can't find any holes that make sense on the engine itself..

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Post #12 by bubba22349 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:38 pm

The trans bolts to the bell housing, the bell housing bolts to the back of the block with the tin block plate in between them. The starter then fits to the hole in the block plate and the starter bolts go through the block plate into the threaded holes in bell housing. Good luck :nod:
A bad day Drag Racing is still better than a good day at work!

I am still hunting for a project car to build but with my current low budget it's not looking so good. My Ex- Fleet of Sixes these are all long gone! :bang: 1954 Customline 223 3 speed with O/D, 1963 Fairlane project drag car with BB6, 1977 Maverick 250 with C4, 1994 F-150 a 300 with 5 speed.

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Re: Transmission spacer and dust cover for U.S. 250 engine?

Post #13 by madmaxmarchhare » Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:39 pm

bubba22349 wrote:The trans bolts to the bell housing, the bell housing bolts to the back of the block with the tin block plate in between them. The starter then fits to the hole in the block plate and the starter bolts go through the block plate into the threaded holes in bell housing. Good luck :nod:


Thanks tons.. this is easy to visualize and makes it all make sense

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Re: Transmission spacer and dust cover for U.S. 250 engine?

Post #14 by bubba22349 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:41 pm

Your very welcome :thumbup:
A bad day Drag Racing is still better than a good day at work!

I am still hunting for a project car to build but with my current low budget it's not looking so good. My Ex- Fleet of Sixes these are all long gone! :bang: 1954 Customline 223 3 speed with O/D, 1963 Fairlane project drag car with BB6, 1977 Maverick 250 with C4, 1994 F-150 a 300 with 5 speed.

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