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Help marrying a t85 with a 302

 
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Old 11-16-2018, 05:44 PM
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Help marrying a t85 with a 302

Hi guys, I am trying to put a Borg Warner T85 3 speed behind my 1987 302. I installed a roller bearing pilot bearing. I checked and have no burrs. It seems like a simple process but I can't get the shaft all the way in the pilot bearing. I get the splines in the clutch but I can't get the bell housing to mate with the block. There's probably a 1/8" gap. What am I missing? Are there any tips are tricks.
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Old 11-24-2018, 12:41 PM
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do you have the dust plate between block and flywheel
 
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1969/71 F100 302 available with the optional Borg-Warner T-85N 3 speed manual with overdrive.

T85's with/without overdrive also used in 1942/48 Lincoln/Continental V12; 1948/56 Packard; 1949/51 Lincoln/Cosmopolitan; 1956 Studebaker Golden Hawk; misc Studebaker trucks; 1955/56 Hudson/Nash V8.
 
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What did the tranny come out of? Input shaft may be longer. I had issues like that a while back. The back of the crank was drilled different. Cut off a piece of the input shaft and then it all bolted up.
 
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Hi guys thanks for getting back to me. I took it all apart and measured everything. All together there should be 1 / 8 inch extra space. I removed the bellhousing so I could see. I took it all apart. I put it together one piece at a time. It all fit. I put the bellhousing back on and reinstalled the trans. Still had a gap. Knowing it all fit I wasn't as ginger. I really jiggled it and it slid right in!
 

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