I'm looking for the bellhousing that adapts the FE block to the Velvet Drive. Will need whatever is needed to tie the drive to the crank also. I would prefer retaining the flywheel, if that is possible.An adapter or bell housing and damper plate?
I Run a Series 80 PCM 1:1 in my flat however BBC marine bellhousings and damper plates are very available.
the biggest issue i had was turning a flange to adapt the driveline to the transmission output coupler. turned it on a lathe..
Thanks. I'll check that out. I was also thinking of fabricating something myself if I can't find a ready made adapter.Have you tried Glenwood? My brother in law runs one on his 248 CJ, ill check and see if he came across any others. On my Sanger I made the adaptor because I liked my set up. I set up the velvet drive in the boat with the drive plat on the fly wheel, got everything square and then made a mold out of bondo. I am lucky as I have a BIL who is a killer machinist and he made me a plate to match, looks like a big carb spacer but has the contours of the velvet drive. did this back in 96' and no issues.
Amazing. I figured if it existed someone here would have at least seen one and maybe even have one. Assuming that you do want to sell it, how much would you want for it? Where are you located?
Just found out how it's done with the mounting plate that goes between the block and the adapter housing. Learning all the time.How would the back of the engine be supported with this adapter. Looking in the Glenwood catalog I see that some of the adapters have mounting ears and some do not. This Nicson adapter also has no ears. Is there a support made for the Velvet Drive or is there another way to support the back of the engine that I don't know about?
Yes, it’s done with mounting plate. The Nicson can adapt to most plates. Actually can’t think of one it wouldn’t.
‘I’ll sell it & consider it yours.
‘I’m in Southern California but heading to the river tomorrow. I’ll be available late next week if you’d like it.