I think there are good odds this where this info came from. I eventually talked to a guy who had swapped some non turbo Isuzus into FJ40 Land Cruisers, a guy who was a tech at Isuzu for 40 something years.. Horrible internet skills of course at the time (5-6 years ago), but I trusted his info.. I learned from a guy who is on Pirate and was on the email list under the name COOG about the sae pattern versus the Isuzu pattern slightly different..To muddy the waters futher, it seems the industrial versions of this engine may have an SAE housing. Some time spent in excavator wreckers yards would yield the answer.
I've sent you an email. It may be worth editing your post and removing your email address now to save on SPAM.Dougal
If you can give me the measurement of ISUZU 4BD1T engine bellhouse, and the other problem is sizes of the 3F engine bellhouse. If you have this, can you give it to me too, please ?
If I can obtain these both measurements, I will manufacture spacers or conversion kit.
thanks for your interest.
Hi Tim.I just got off the phone with David at "isuzuswapper" he just told me that up till 85 4bd1 (b4 they were turbo) engines came with chevy transmissions and they were "SAE" housings. In 85 they change to Japanesse automatic tranmissions and these took different flywheel housings. So, if you can find an older 4bd1 engine you can get a ring and bolt up what ever domestic tranny you like.
Dougal, can you shed some light on this, is there a chance it is true?
My answer to #1 is no.My questions now are these:
1) To be sure, does the 4BD2TC have the same bellhousing bolt pattern as the later 4BD1s? And for sure it is not a SAE#3?
2) Does anyone know of anyone making an adapter for the 4BD2TC to Chrysler small block trans?