>The front case/bell-housings are interchangeable between all gearboxes.
yes, nothing has changed here,, all i pointed out is a clam bell doesnt fit on the M type or R type gearboxes.. as stated,, and M bell fits an M box,, and R bell fits an R box .. a clam bell fits a clam box.. etc..
it does NOT say that any R or any M bell fits all and any random engine
.. it says specific bells go on specific engines and bells of the same basic gearbox series can be interchanged between others of the same series gearbox
>The RWD 626 boxes and the later MA-powered 929 boxes are identical to each other.
it is saying an MA gearbox from a RWD 626 is the same as the RWD MA gearbox in a 1980 and 1981 929
( there is no F8, FE, or F2 RWD
626 ! )
it is NOT saying a RWD 626 MA gearbox is the same bell as a 929 FE gearbox
Also my friend said that he changed MA to FE engine with no modification of the bell
well.. since my 1986 f2 powered courier needed a new box that still had a functional 5th gear
i fitted an 1985 MA b2000 gearbox... to do this,, it requires the tail assembly ( different shifter locations )
and the bell
these fit no issues ,, but you need your current box out to do so .. you wont need to swap the tail.. as this box already has the shifter location you need
maby I missed something
you only have to look where the starter goes..or the clutch lever.. .. or look at the basic pattern to see they are vastly different
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NA/VC/MA bell is bottom pic ,, the F8/FE/F2 bell is top pics.. starter and clutch lever opposite sides
i didnt go through all that effort cause i wanted too.. but because that it what is required ..