: SAE adaptor plates



csft
05-24-2007, 09:39 AM
Is there anywhere to purchase these new?
I called the local cummins dealer looking for an adaptor plate for a ford, they were no help.

66gaza
05-24-2007, 05:50 PM
SAE adapters are engine specific rather than ford or chevy or dodge specific.
here is a 4bt on ebay with an SAE 3 bell item 160120107601 this will bolt to an allison or even a spicer 3053 with the right flexplate or flywheel.

Gaza

scout4bta
05-24-2007, 07:36 PM
Is there anywhere to purchase these new?
I called the local cummins dealer looking for an adaptor plate for a ford, they were no help.

The Cummins dealerships only know part numbers, you have to have a pn# or a engine serno, thats just the way they operate. Here's you pn#.

Flywheel Housing Option FH9002:

3931627.....flywheel housing SAE 3
3902331,,,,,flywheel SAE 3

Starting motor option ST9039:
3916854.....starting motor 12v Delco-Remy

With those numbers they can find all the other stuff.

BobS
05-24-2007, 07:48 PM
What Ford transmission uses an SAE adapter, other than those found in Medium Duty 19000 GVW through 26000 GVW chassis? What transmission are you intending on using?

roverhybrids
05-25-2007, 12:19 AM
I've got a 4BT on the way with the SAE 3 bellhousing/flywheel/starter that I'll be taking off for a dodge nv4500 setup.
PM or email me if you're interested.

csft
05-25-2007, 05:20 AM
Thanks
I have the engine with the chevy adaptor and am looking for a truck to put it in.

The Fords with ZF manual trans seem to be plentiful, so I was thinking 1995-1997 F250HD 4wd, solid front axle, 351W would be good to convert.

As far as the adaptors, didn't they come is step vans that had ford engines origionally?

Mine was a 292 chevy that was repowered with a 4bt.

I assume the #3 adaptor origionally had a 300 ford that was repowered with a 4bt.

csft
05-25-2007, 05:23 AM
Thanks,
These will get my engine to mate the the 351W bellhousing?



The Cummins dealerships only know part numbers, you have to have a pn# or a engine serno, thats just the way they operate. Here's you pn#.

Flywheel Housing Option FH9002:

3931627.....flywheel housing SAE 3
3902331,,,,,flywheel SAE 3

Starting motor option ST9039:
3916854.....starting motor 12v Delco-Remy

With those numbers they can find all the other stuff.

BobS
05-25-2007, 06:26 AM
Thanks
I have the engine with the chevy adaptor and am looking for a truck to put it in.
Do you have an automatic or standard transmission behind your 4BT?


The Fords with ZF manual trans seem to be plentiful, so I was thinking 1995-1997 F250HD 4wd, solid front axle, 351W would be good to convert.

As far as the adaptors, didn't they come is step vans that had ford engines origionally?
Ford chassis vans usually came with a Borg-Warner T19 standard transmission
HOWEVER some Chevy chassis vans ALSO came with the Borg-Warner.


Mine was a 292 chevy that was repowered with a 4bt.
Most of these were either a GM SM-465 or the later ones were converted to a TH400/475 automatic.


I assume the #3 adaptor origionally had a 300 ford that was repowered with a 4bt.
NO, they were generally converted to the Borg-Warner T-19 transmission.

No slam intended but I really think you should do a bit more research to determine what you now have and where you need to end up before you buy a lot of pricey parts you can not use.

Check out the transmission links in this FAQ thread:
http://4btswaps.com/forum/showthread.php?t=32

csft
05-25-2007, 07:31 AM
thanks,
I have the turbo 400 behind mine.

The simpilist thing to do would be to use a chevy truck but all the later models have an IFS front axle.

tacoma
05-30-2007, 11:38 PM
thanks,
I have the turbo 400 behind mine.

The simpilist thing to do would be to use a chevy truck but all the later models have an IFS front axle.


So use an earlier model, or SAS the later one... :D