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    Default Anybody not run a bellhousing?

    It's a PITA to pull the bellhousing all the time to disconnect the driveshaft to run the motor on the trailer. Does anybody leave theirs off? I know it's a safety thing incase the flexplate decides to grenade, but how often does that really happen?


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    I bored mine to make it easier to get to the bolts, i recomend leaving it on just incase, you dont want that thing sawing through your boat.

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    That's a good idea. I can probably open the hole enough to get a wrench in there.


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    Most of the stuff guys are using for a bell housing won't hold back a flex plate or flywheel that comes apart. They are more or less basic covers. A true SFI bell housing looks like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lupo1904 View Post
    I bored mine to make it easier to get to the bolts, i recomend leaving it on just incase, you dont want that thing sawing through your boat.
    I saw them go right thru the bell housing on a dyno

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    Cordog, on my last TX, I had a 4pt glenwood setup and it was tough to get to! Had one deep s shaped closed end wrench from a napa store. I nearly missed a qualifying pass cus we couldn't get the damn bolts back in after warm up. That's one of the main reasons I bought a jetaway, plus the safety aspect. The flywheel cover on my new boat is like widowmakers, the pto is nearly flush with the outside of the cover, makes getting to those bolts a lot easier!
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    I don't run a cover. As already stated, I doubt the cover will protect anything if the flexplate grenades.

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    Mine is not to bad to get to if I split the driveshaft
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    I was going through this same dilemma, but figured it was safer in case a ski rope or beer can got tangled up in there. I don't pull skiers but just the same felt a little safer having it on there to keep stuff from getting on it. Mine allows for removal of the driveshaft though. (**EDIT**..i'm only driving a cruiser though, no racing**)
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    I don't run one on mite

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    I'm a try and open the hole up some. I don't have the right tools at home but I can drill through it and make a hole for my jigsaw and see what I can come up with. A spacer would be nice but I'd have to shorten my driveshaft.


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