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My '66 does not use this support bracket. The bell housing is structurally attached with bolts that go into the back plane of the block only. I am assuming this bracket was used to strengthen that joint so that the bottom bell housing bolts would could transfer load to the 4 oil pan bolts. Is this correct?

If so, is there any advantage to having one of these brackets and could I use on my '66 with a later model bell housing which I received with an M41 I'm rebuilding and will install this spring? That is to say, if I have the correct bell housing, will my '66 B18 block/oil pan take accept the bracket?

Thanks in advance for any insight/recommendations.

Mike Rains
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I don't think a pre-'67 block was any attachment points for the bracket. It doesn't use the oil pan bolt, but attaches directly to flanges case into the block, which yours won't have. It's no big deal unless you have a modified engine that makes gobs more torque than stock.
 
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