1953 had a different bellhousing, one of a kind and only 1 year except canada. Similar to the 6 cyl and y- block motors except the mounting bolts were narrower. The part # that i came up with in my search is taac-7505-A. I am looking for a 53 ford flat head bell housing.
Ok, what's the model name of the both transmissions, 51-52 & 53. I'm tring to get the info for a buddy that's doing a custom set up with an S-10 T-5
I would guess what he's after is a "hogshead", you should ask him to be sure. The bigger truck trannies had a separate piece behind the bellhousing that the trans attached to. Those are popular to adapt an S-10 trans. See below: