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Bellhousing with starter on left side of car

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Trying to get a bellhousing to go from my t400 box to a 460 but want to have the starter motor on the left hand side due to steering clearance issues. I have a j&w on another setup i have which is awesome but i have contacted them and they don't do one with the starter on the other side. Any one know who may be able to make one or help out with this one?
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havent heard of a bellhousing with a left hand starter ,
what car is this going into and what headers are u using ?
im doing a bbf in an xd at the moment and theres no off the shelf tuned length headers available .
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Motor is going into a merc. body so the steering box is in the way.I will be using custom extractors for this setup as i don't imagine anyone would have a set to slide straight in.
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I think was the rod shop did a clevo one , maybe worth a try. Failing that need to fabricate something like a mid plate sort of deal with starter relocated
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Have emailed almost every bellhousing and engine plate maker i can find on the web and no one can or will do it. Can't believe there is no one out there capable of such things. I did expect it to be a lot easier i got to say.
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Have emailed almost every bellhousing and engine plate maker i can find on the web and no one can or will do it. Can't believe there is no one out there capable of such things. I did expect it to be a lot easier i got to say.
you failed to say you would pay for it . one off maybe get it for $300,000
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The other day there was a thread on the bullet asking about skinny kid race cars front plates. SKRC posted up a pic. Besides the front the from plate the pic showed an adapter midplate with the starter moved to the left. You might contact skinny kid and ask.

They DO make list them on their site with a left hand starter for sbf to chevy trans adapter plates, so it seems reasonable they could make one for a bbf.

http://www.skinnykidracecars.com/catalog/50

Also, my friend David Willingham at Advanced Motorsports Engineering made a midplate adapter for his personal race truck. I've seen it. His issue was a dry sump pan with a large kickout on the right. No room for a starter. I don't know if he would be interested in doing a single pc, might be too labor intensive. You could ask.
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Thanks David,
I have messaged skinny kid but can't seem to find an email address for the other company.Do you know where i might find it? Tried the google search and only got an address. Will let you know how i go with skinny kid either way for future reference for all.
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Sadly Skinny Kid are not able to do it for us. Looks like we will be doing it ourselves.
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The other day there was a thread on the bullet asking about skinny kid race cars front plates. SKRC posted up a pic. Besides the front the from plate the pic showed an adapter midplate with the starter moved to the left. You might contact skinny kid and ask.

They DO make list them on their site with a left hand starter for sbf to chevy trans adapter plates, so it seems reasonable they could make one for a bbf.

http://www.skinnykidracecars.com/catalog/50

Also, my friend David Willingham at Advanced Motorsports Engineering made a midplate adapter for his personal race truck. I've seen it. His issue was a dry sump pan with a large kickout on the right. No room for a starter. I don't know if he would be interested in doing a single pc, might be too labor intensive. You could ask.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Advanc...03026673097209
Tried to get hold of David Willingham but the number given on the facebook page is disconnected.
Any one got any other ideas for this?
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I put mine on the dr side of 2 of my engines, but its a little time consuming to explain on here, give me a call sometime

made mine bolt to the block ,if that helps

all the prostock guys do it,and have for years, Im tryin to rem but theres more then 1 company that makes a bell for doing it

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Tried to get hold of David Willingham but the number given on the facebook page is disconnected.
Any one got any other ideas for this?
Sent you a pm with his cell #.

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I put mine on the dr side of 2 of my engines, but its a little time consuming to explain on here, give me a call sometime

made mine bolt to the block ,if that helps

all the prostock guys do it,and have for years, Im tryin to rem but theres more then 1 company that makes a bell for doing it
Sounds good to me Boss. Got any photos?What didyou bolt the bracket to on the block?
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would a quill shaft help?

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