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#1 1995Chevy3500

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Posted 07 November 2005 - 03:42 PM

Does anyone have a source that I can buy a 6.5 diesel 5 speed HD bellhousing? Mine was cracked and I drove 2500 miles home from Tn to California without knowing. I have called locally here in Sacramento,Ca and I cant find anything. Anyone have any ideas? Welding the cracks is not possible...it is cracked almost twice around and hanging on barely....I cant believe how bad it is. Ideas, thanks guys, I appreciate it...plan on being a member here for awhile, I just bought a 1995 Chevy 3500HD 6.5 diesel with a 5 speed manual....I am aware of the problems with this engine/fuel...and decided to take my chances ;)

#2 Haulin' 8.1

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Posted 07 November 2005 - 06:51 PM

This is your best bet...
www.car-part.com.

It's pretty much self explanitory.

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2001 Siverado HD 2500 SBCC in Black
GM Vortec 8100, Allison, 3.73, 4X4
Mods: Goodmark SS cowl hood, Ranch Hand bumpers, black toolbox, custom bed cover, full tint, Volant with home made ram air, BBK 80mm TB, Granetelli MAF, Marine Injectors, Hypertech, Champion RS12YC plugs, Magnaflow 3" dual in X-path dual out muffler and tail pipes, Fuzion XTi 265's, Velvet Rides, Pioneer 10" subs, amps, you know the usual stuff.
Coming soon: 4.56 gears, Autorotor supercharger by Whipple with Duramax intercooler, and GM HP3 cylinder heads.
If you've modded your 8.1's timing and run hard try Champion RS12YC plugs gapped at 0.055". Less knock, more power. Yes you have to change them more often (25K), but this is a performance mod. Besides they're cheap and easy to do.

Yea though I drive the the valley of the shadow of Diesel,
I will fear no turbo;
For your horsepower art with me;
Your bore and stroke, they comfort me.

#3 Larry

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Posted 07 November 2005 - 07:59 PM

There is nothing unique about the 6.5L bellhousing. You just need a NV4500 bellhousing from either gas or diesel. I cannot remember if the 1995 NV4500 had the internal slave cylinder/release combo or if it was mounted on the bell like the earlier units.

The 6.5L is actually a decent diesel. If the electronic Stanadyne pump gives you trouble just swap on a 1993 mechanical pump and your problems will be gone.

GM quit building great trucks in 1972
GM quit building good trucks in 1987
GM quit building decent trucks in 2006
GM quit building trucks in 2007. What a pity to have such a great powertrain in such an ill conceived package.  GMT900's are ugly with the body assembly quality of a complete truck built entirely of ill-fitting counterfeit Taiwanese body panels

2014 looks promising though!  GM's back in business!

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#4 Larry

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Posted 07 November 2005 - 08:09 PM

I forgot to mention that since you are in CA right now….call TEC of CA in Oakland (510)577-5528 or Crest Chevrolet in San Bernadino (909)883-8833 as they are two of the largest GM part stocking dealers in the west.

You may never find a used one. The only thing harder than finding a GM truck with a manual trans is finding used parts for a GM truck with a manual trans.

GM quit building great trucks in 1972
GM quit building good trucks in 1987
GM quit building decent trucks in 2006
GM quit building trucks in 2007. What a pity to have such a great powertrain in such an ill conceived package.  GMT900's are ugly with the body assembly quality of a complete truck built entirely of ill-fitting counterfeit Taiwanese body panels

2014 looks promising though!  GM's back in business!

9795938793_b6567488f2_z.jpg


#5 Haulin' 8.1

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Posted 08 November 2005 - 08:08 AM

I just got 37 hits on that site. Make sure you scroll down to (Transmission/Bellhousing only) and search all areas at once.
2001 Siverado HD 2500 SBCC in Black
GM Vortec 8100, Allison, 3.73, 4X4
Mods: Goodmark SS cowl hood, Ranch Hand bumpers, black toolbox, custom bed cover, full tint, Volant with home made ram air, BBK 80mm TB, Granetelli MAF, Marine Injectors, Hypertech, Champion RS12YC plugs, Magnaflow 3" dual in X-path dual out muffler and tail pipes, Fuzion XTi 265's, Velvet Rides, Pioneer 10" subs, amps, you know the usual stuff.
Coming soon: 4.56 gears, Autorotor supercharger by Whipple with Duramax intercooler, and GM HP3 cylinder heads.
If you've modded your 8.1's timing and run hard try Champion RS12YC plugs gapped at 0.055". Less knock, more power. Yes you have to change them more often (25K), but this is a performance mod. Besides they're cheap and easy to do.

Yea though I drive the the valley of the shadow of Diesel,
I will fear no turbo;
For your horsepower art with me;
Your bore and stroke, they comfort me.

#6 1995Chevy3500

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Posted 08 November 2005 - 10:51 PM

Well, I called around and everyone asked if it was a HD or not, everyone said 150 or so...and then once they asked or I said it was an HD, either they didnt have it or the price doubled. So I got one coming from Idaho for 300$, hopefully im not getting ripped tooooo bad....

Clint




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