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The item number is Item number: 140280247150<br>It is in Norway and the current bid as of 11:00 AM Central US time <br>is 102.50.<br>Shipping should not be more than that!<br>So all you guys that want to put an M410 in your 122, 1800, PV(???)<br>Here's one chance!<br>Like the old TV show used to say, SEE IT NOW!!
 

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Re: B20 Bellhousing for M400/M410 on ebay NOW!! (Walrus3)

That's right... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> the bellhousing is still unsold...Asking USD 200.00<p>Shipping from Norway to the U.S, approx USD 65.00.<p>[email protected]
 

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Re: B20 Bellhousing for M400/M410 on ebay NOW!! (Walrus3)

George, perhaps I'm missing why that item is particularly desirable, other than as a replacement part. It won't convert the relatively more common B30 M400/410 into the rarer B20 version -- the input shafts are different, so you'd still need the rare version, which would presumably have the correct bellhousing on it, as it's an integral part of the trans (unlike on the M40/41).<p>It's also designed for a cable clutch, so it won't work as-is on any car originally equipped with a hydraulic clutch (anything that originally had a B18 engine, in other words).<p>The bellhousing that's more sought after is the one that adapts an M45/46 trans to a B20 -- those are rare as hen's teeth.
 

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Re: B20 Bellhousing for M400/M410 on ebay NOW!! (Phil Singher)

"The bellhousing that's more sought after is the one that adapts an M45/46 trans to a B20 -- those are rare as hen's teeth."<p>Indeed - just put down that chicken but had to look anyway.<p>Is this very rare bell housing the same as that factory-original fitted to an early '75 240 with B20 and manual trans?<p>George Dill<p>
 

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Re: B20 Bellhousing for M400/M410 on ebay NOW!! (Phil Singher)

You won't need the B20/m400 input shaft, which is even more rare than a hen's teeth. It is not more complicated than using a B30 clutch hub, pref. with the larger B20 friction disc.... ;<p>I understand that the M45/M46 conversion is popular in the U.S. I really wonder why? The M45 (and esp. the M46 with the Laycock OD) is a much weaker tranny than the heavy duty M400. Nothing beats a M400 with a tight ratio...(And you are right about the cable clutch - but my ad says nothing about being OEM for the P1800E - and again this is the performance forum, right? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> )
 

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Re: B20 Bellhousing for M400/M410 on ebay NOW!! (kgm110)

kgm110, I have no argument of any sort with your auction or how you advertised the part. I was responding to George Downs's post, which I think makes installing a M400/410 on a 544, 122 or other pre-B20 Volvo much easier than it is. It certainly can be done.<p>I suspect the main reason the B20-M45/46 bellhousing is valuable is because M46 transmissions are much more common in junkyards than good M41s, and some M41 rebuild parts are very difficult to find these days. I agree there is not any strength or performance advantage to the M46. Now, if we had the M90 over on this continent, that would be a different matter <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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The m45 is a better trans then a m40,i can break that in 20 laps of racing,and parts are getting hard to order from volvo for the m40/m400 trans,i have the m45 to b20 bellhousing,i may consider have more made up,these have been for cable clutch,you could add abracket for slave cylinder type . i have a m45 close ratio trans with beelhousing for b20 with set up for slave cylinder type from a 122 race car $$$$$$$$$
 

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I agree, the m45 is superior to the m40... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>...(although it was the m400 in question...)
 

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Like i said you will have a hard time finding parts for the m400 in the usa!Most parts for that from volvo are NLA!
 
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