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« on: April 09, 2014, 04:22:51 pm »

I recently replaced my trusty Lakewood red SFI bellhousing for the more svelte Quick Time bellhousing.

I can sum up my review pretty quickly - I should have kept my Lakewood!
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« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2014, 05:08:17 pm »

+1

I also have a quicktime...  and it's FAT as hell.  aboot as heavy as my TKO600...  no joke.
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« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2014, 06:00:33 pm »

Thought they were 20-21 pounds vs the Lakewoods at 45 pounds?
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« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2014, 07:21:24 pm »

I am just wondering what the hell happened to quality control on these...of course I do a search AFTER I buy one...
And I am not the only one.

Its a joke.

About 10 hours of my life pissing around with this thing to get it right that I will never get back.
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« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2014, 07:29:50 pm »

Sounds like things have changed A LOT since I bought mine.
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« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2014, 10:39:07 pm »

Sounds like things have changed A LOT since I bought mine.


I'm wondering the same thing, because both of my QT's are 23lbs lighter than the old lakewood...
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« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2014, 01:14:47 pm »

I've seen more than a few times that quality of these has gone way down since Quicktime was bought out by Prestolite (same owner as Lakewood).  I bought mine around 6 years ago, prior to the buyout, and it went on with little to no issues.  A little time with a dial indicator and some offset dowels and I was good to go.  It's a shame what has become of that brand. 
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« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2014, 06:46:40 pm »

I lucked out I bought mine new $500 from a local speed shop with no adjustment and it dialed in on the money. I was very happy.
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« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2014, 08:22:09 pm »

Just picked up a used one yesterday...Fingers crossed.
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« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2014, 06:27:13 am »

I just got a Quicktime (#RM8031) for my 351w swap. What kind of issues are you guys talking about?  How could they possibly screw something as simple as a bell housing up?
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« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2014, 07:02:56 am »

For starters my bell seemed like it had 10 layers of powder coat. After messing with it I could tell that it had at least 3. It was black, then red, then black again. I think that was the root of most of my issues. I didn't notice it until after I tried putting the transmission in.

All the threads needed chasing. The adapter rings didn't fit without work. The bell dowel holes didn't fit over dowels. And the starter would bang against the flywheel when you hit the key...I massaged that area of the block plate to get it to work.

The adjustable pivot ball they send was a good inch to short. I called lakewood about that and they have 3 options based on clutch size. Nothing in instructions alluded to it and you won't know until you get it sorta put together. I was able to get a stock one to work with the standard diaphragm clutch...

I think that was all...
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« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2014, 09:26:39 am »

FFS maybe I'll put a scatter shield or blanket over my aluminum bell instead of dealing with that headache.
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I'm Rob.  Working on my '93 Reef Blue coupe.  Stock internal 302, 80 MAF, 75 TB, Victor 5.0, High Ports, 30# inj., B303, 1.6s, Tremec TKO 3550, Quicktime bell, Fidanza Al flywheel, stage 3 ceramic clutch, & 4.10s.  12.68 @ 111.69
'66 F100 shortbed, 352ci, 3 on the tree - on hold
'65 Coupe rolling chassis - on hold
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Misc. Fox Body Interior Pieces
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« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2014, 10:14:19 pm »

I started the car for the first time after install of the new bell clutch and transmission. I now have a very loud distinctsound coming from somewhere. Loud banging. I checked for stuff banging around or resting on metal, nothing. I checked the rocker arms, they were good. Then I thought, it has to be something with the bell (I thought it from the start but didn't want to admit it)...I started by pulling the starter. All the teeth on the starter gear are shaved down and there is metal dust all over the inside of the starter. Mother... I am more than a little pissed here...
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Trick Flow High Ports and Super Vic EFI intake by Duane Busch

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« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2014, 06:51:14 am »

That Sucks Nate.  Apparently the starter didn't fully disengage once started.  Wondering if its a mechanical issue or if the starter still had power when the car was running?  I don't think that a hanging starter would make a banging noise though. 
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« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2014, 10:32:56 am »

I pulled the starter to start pulling the trans and bell. I doubt its my noise either...but I am at a loss as to what, trans and bell related, would or could make a loud banging.
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1986 Mustang GT Convertible
Suspension and Differential by Team Z Motorsports
9.5 Deck Forged Stroker Shortblock by FordStrokers
Trick Flow High Ports and Super Vic EFI intake by Duane Busch

I'd rather be a fool who is loyal to his friends than a POS that jumps ship to save face. We were wrong in the end, but nobody can ever call us disloyal. I can live with that.
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