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    Adapter plate for LT77 gearbox to Ford V8

    Hello,

    does anybody know suppliers where an adapter plate or an adapter bell housing for a LT77 gearbox onto a Ford V8 engine are available?

    Thank you for any help in that.

    kind regards
    Markus

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    Hi Marcus, are you sure the LT77 is strong enough for a Ford V8 ?
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    What David said.

    If its not too powerful an engine I would suggest either T5 World series (available from Real Steel),
    or if you can live without 5th gear, then a toploader.

    Then here is the popular Tremec offerings for more ££££...I mean Euros.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinW View Post
    What David said.

    If its not too powerful an engine I would suggest either T5 World series (available from Real Steel),
    or if you can live without 5th gear, then a toploader.

    Then here is the popular Tremec offerings for more ££££...I mean Euros.
    Don't forget the popular getrag box from either an old Jag or BMW but be careful of the BMW version as they do not all have a detachable bell housing.
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    Thanks to all. Sadly I haven’t got what I was asking for.
    Gearbox, propeller shaft, differential, everything fits right now and seem to be strong enough.
    It is just how to connect a Ford 302 or similar to the LT77. This would be the smallest possible invest.

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    What engine do you actually have?
    Confused by your comment "Ford 302 or similar"?
    If you have a small block Ford already it's going to be easier to change the gearbox for a T5WC and prop-shaft in my opinion.
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    If you have the LT77 Vitesse version this has larger bearings and stronger.

    Mating it to a Ford 302 might not be your best option. You can pick up a Getrag 260 in the E30 325i and as your in Germany will be easier to find.

    Ford 302 matched to a LT77 bellhousing will be very rare fined and might cost you a lot in the long run. I would sell the LT77 if its in good condition and you might pick up a Getrag for the same price or look at

    Supra Turbo boxs were used on a lot of RAM built cobra and they do an uprated bearing kit. Another route you could go.

    The 5-speed R154 uses the same bolt pattern as the Jeep AX15.

    Advance Adapters makes an adapter plate to connect a Jeep AX15 transmission.
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