Put a “better” overdrive transmission behind your Ford Flathead.
JUST RELEASED – Flathead overdrive begins with the adapter. The MDL Flathead bell adapter, made as a direct fit for the 59 series blocks, while also mating to the intermediate ring on the 8 series flatheads, allows you to install a “better” transmission than an S-10 take-out. Flathead engines produce significantly more torque than a 4-cylinder transmission can handle. Upgrading to the MDL adapter allows the use of a V-8 Fox-body Mustang transmission or the even better gear set found in the new T-5z that MDL offers. Looking for even more capacity? The bell is also compatible with the TKO 5-speed series.
MDL is proud to introduce the Ford Flathead adapter. Designed for a wider range of transmissions than previous adapters, the MDL Ford Flathead adapter will ease the task of adding an overdrive transmission to your Flathead project. Compatibility to blocks from 1932 to 1950, coupled with adaptability to Ford T5’s and TKO’s insures we have a 5-speed overdrive solution to move your Street Rod, or any Flathead based project, down the road in comfort and style.
It’s not just an adapter. We offer complete kits for the adapter with forks, bearings and cross shafts, to full solutions with transmissions, clutches, flywheels and the whole enchilada.