Welcome! Please use the navigational links on your left to explore our website.

Company Logo Shop Now
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 8N,9N,2N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
Classified Ads
Photo Ads
Tractor Parts

Discussion Forums
Project Journals
Tractor Town
Your Stories
Show & Pull Guide
Events Calendar
Hauling Schedule

Tractor Photos
Implement Photos
Vintage Photos
Help Identify
Parts & Pieces
Stuck & Troubled
Vintage Ads
Community Album
Photo Ad Archives

Research & Info
Tractor Registry
Tip of the Day
Safety Cartoons
Tractor Values
Serial Numbers
Tune-Up Guide
Paint Codes
List Prices
Production Nbrs
Tune-Up Specs
Torque Values
3-Point Specs

Tractor Games
Just For Kids
Virtual Show
Museum Guide
Memorial Page
Feedback Form

Yesterday's Tractors Facebook Page

Related Sites
Tractor Shed
Ford 8N/9N Club
Today's Tractors
Garden Tractors
Classic Trucks
Kountry Life
Harry Ferguson Tractors Discussion Forum

TO20 Bell housing bolt pattern?

Welcome Guest, Log in or Register
Author  [Modern View]

09-14-2020 14:27:36

Report to Moderator

Does anybody know the dimensions of the bellhousing bolt pattern for the TO20? I'm looking at doing an adapter plate for an engine swap to a chevy V6, like the kit that's available for the Ford 8N.

[Log in to Reply]   [No Email]

09-14-2020 17:07:24

Report to Moderator
 Re: TO20 Bell housing bolt pattern? in reply to mikesixes, 09-14-2020 14:27:36  
Welcome Mike!

I don't know the dimensions, it would be easier to transfer the holes from the engine. And keep in mind, adapter plates are an exacting science. It must be extremely accurate to get the proper input shaft alignment. Any error and there will be binding, bearing failure, and transmission damage!

Something else to consider, what are you going to attach the front suspension to?

Do you have a plan for a governor?

Room for the carb or fuel system under the tank?

Automotive engines have an entirely different power band than tractor engines. That tractor is geared to work between 500-2000 RPM. Unless you change the cam, the V6 will not be on the power band unless you have other plans than actually using it as a tractor.

Not questioning your ability, just don't know how deep you intend this project to get. It is not an easy task by any means!

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]

09-15-2020 09:53:43

Report to Moderator
 Re: TO20 Bell housing bolt pattern? in reply to Steve@Advance, 09-14-2020 17:07:24  
I've done quite a few adapter plates for industrial generators, pumps, etc. They're actually pretty easy to make with a CNC machining center. You gotta have the dimensions, though. A 4.3l chevy v6 will produce way more hp than the original continental engine did at 1800-2200 rpm range that the Fergie runs at. I know a couple of guys who have Ford 8Ns with the Red Rock conversion and they run great. There's a few questions about the potential fit that I can't answer without seeing the bellhosing layout, e.g. how or if the starter will fit, etc.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]

09-15-2020 08:40:45

Report to Moderator
 Re: TO20 Bell housing bolt pattern? in reply to Steve@Advance, 09-14-2020 17:07:24  
Might desire to go a bit faster than that. . .

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
[Options]  [Printer Friendly]  [Posting Help]  [Return to Forum]   [Log in to Reply]

Hop to:

We sell tractor parts!  We have the parts you need to repair your tractor - the right parts. Our low prices and years of research make us your best choice when you need parts. Shop Online Today. [ About Us ]

Home  |  Forums

Copyright © 1997-2020 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters

Website Accessibility Policy