Quick Time Bellhousing RM-8088 Ford 3.7L, V6 to Ford T-56 MagnumXL


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Quick Time Bellhousing RM-8088 Ford 3.5/3.7L Ford Ecoboost V6 to Ford T-56 MagnumXL


  • Whatever engine or transmission you have – hard-to-find and even one-of-a-kind applications are a reality with Quick Time
  • Twice the strength of other steel bellhousings, with pinpoint dimensional accuracy and stability that obsoletes lesser models made from rolled or stamped steel.


  • The engine and transmission always stay in alignment through the entire rpm range, eliminating accelerated drivetrain wear caused by bellhousing flex
  • Patent Pending on 16 points of Bellhousing Design & Process
  • Design input from OEM, Engine Builders, Transmission Builders, Racers, and the Hobbyist
  • Quick Time Bellhousings are the most accurate bellhousings available due to our unique manufacturing process
  • 100% built in the USA.


About Quick Time

Quick Time, the undisputed leader in bellhousing technology, was founded by former race car driver
Ross McCombs.
Born from a need for stronger bellhousings to withstand the rigors of dirt track racing, McCombs began making his own and the rest… is history.


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Additional information

Weight 480 oz
Dimensions 18 × 18 × 8 in



Material Steel
Clutch Operation Hydraulic
Engine Application Ford 3.5 / 3.7
Transmission Application Ford – T56 Magnum T56
Flywheel 164 Tooth
Height 6.210”
Weight 22 lbs.
Trans Bore N/A
Finish Semi-Gloss Black
Certification 6.1 SFI



Congratulations on your purchase of the finest quality steel bellhousing available today.
100% manufactured in the USA!

Please understand that Lakewood/QuickTime safety bellhousings are not vehicle specific.
They are designed to adapt
specific engines to specific transmissions and may require you to do some minor work to make it fit your particular vehicle.

Bellhousings that meet S.F.I. (Safety Foundation Institute) specification 6.1 are supplied with an engine

block plate and maximum containment fasteners that must be used. It is highly recommended that an
S.F.I. approved flywheel and clutch assembly be used in conjunction with these bellhousings for
additional safety precautions.

Installation of this safety bellhousing requires working underneath vehicle.
Never get near or underneath the vehicle until you

are confident that it is safely supported and will not move or fall from its raised position.


All bellhousings include fasteners to mount the bell to the engine and containment hardware to fasten the block plate to
the bell on 6.1 S.F.I. approved housings.
Transmission mounting bolts are NOT included, but all bellhousings are
designed to use the stock factory transmission mounting bolts. QuickTime has transmission bolts available.
The RM-170
(8pcs 10mm x 1.5 x 30mm) transmission bolt kit would be used with all Tremec T56 bellhousings.

Bellhousings are designed to be used with factory OE starters or equivalent except where noted in our catalog.
compact high torque mini starters will work with all Lakewood/QuickTime bellhousings.

Most Lakewood/QuickTime bellhousings are designed for use with factory size flywheels, except for size limitations where
noted in our catalog.

IMPORTANT: Always check and confirm the fitment before the final installation. It is recommended to check fit the transmission
into the bellhousing before mounting it to the engine.
This is also a great time to bolt the block plate and
flywheel to the block without the bellhousing and check your starter to flywheel engagement.
Make sure
the block, block plate, bellhousing, and transmission front plate are free of chips, paint, dirt, etc.
Use a
hone or sanding block to make sure all surfaces are clear of any debris.

1. Place the vehicle on a solid, level surface such as a garage floor to ensure safe installation.

2. Raise the vehicle using appropriate lifting device and support it using automotive approved support stands to have adequate load capacity.

3. Disconnect the negative (-) cable from the battery.


1. Remove driveshaft, starter motor, transmission, and stock bellhousing.

2. Remove pressure plate and clutch disc from the flywheel.

3. At this point, we recommend that you check your Safety Bellhousing for proper alignment with the crankshaft.
This is not a difficult procedure. Detailed instructions outlining the necessary steps along with recommendations
for correcting any misalignment are included with these instructions.

4. After checking and correcting bellhousing alignment, remove flywheel and install block plate. Use block plate as is
(the round hole in the block plate will correctly locate the starter nose assuring proper alignment).
Install block
plate over the crankshaft flange and place over dowel pins in the block.

IMPORTANT: In order to comply and meet S.F.I. bellhousing specification 6.1, it is mandatory that the safety
block plate be installed with 6.1 bellhousings and all containment fasteners supplied be used.

5. Reinstall flywheel and clutch assembly. Be sure to tighten fasteners using manufacturers recommended torque

We recommend the use of Mr. Gasket Ultra-Seal premium fasteners for clutch and flywheel installation when

Do not reuse the factory cast iron flywheel! A high performance quality billet flywheel that meets
S.F.I. specifications is recommended for safety purposes.
Hays offers a complete line of high-performance clutches and flywheels that meet safety requirements.

6. Position your bellhousing over the flywheel/clutch assembly and slide onto dowel pins in the engine block.
Fasten the bellhousing to the engine block using the grade 8 bolts supplied.
Make sure the fasteners supplied have the same
thread size/pitch as the factory threads.
Secure the block plate to the bellhousing using the grade 8 bolts, lock

washers, and nuts supplied.

All fasteners must be used in their proper location for the bellhousing to meet S.F.I. specification

All fasteners for the engine side or transmission side should be torqued between 35 and 45 ft/lbs to maintain

It is more important that they are all torqued the same more than whether it is 35 or 45 ft/lbs.

7. Replace the starter motor, transmission, and driveshaft.

8. Attach clutch linkage if applicable and check for proper adjustment.

9. Reconnect battery.


Due to manufacturers’ machining tolerances of engine blocks in relationship to dowel pin location, machine shop line
honing, warpage of the block due to heat cycles over time, dirt, debris, chips on mating surfaces, interference with block
protrusions, it is quite possible for the crankshaft centerline and bellhousing bore to be misaligned. With the transmission
installed in a misaligned condition, several problems can occur, such as pilot bearing and main shaft bearing wear,
difficulty in shifting, and in extreme cases, breakage of transmission gears and case.
While most bellhousings will fall within the allowable limits, it is good practice to check for register bore run out whenever
any bellhousing or engine block is installed. Most factory service manuals will outline the checking procedure, but will not
give correctional measures necessary to ensure trouble-free standard transmission operation.
Offset dowel pins are available from Lakewood Industries to ensure correct bellhousing installation. For checking, you will
need a dial indicator (preferably with a magnetic base), a few simple tools and close attention to detail to give you
accurate installation results.

1. Remove clutch assembly from flywheel and install bellhousing on engine block.
(It is easier when you leave the
clutch assembly off the flywheel.)
Torque bellhousing bolts to 35-45 ft./lbs.

2. Because of the bellhousing configuration of the T56 bellhousing whether QuickTime or OE, the bellhousing is a
little more difficult to index.
One option is to use QuickTime P/N RM-130 (T56 index plate) and install it on the
backside of the bellhousing using the 4 included 10mm bolts.
Torque these equally to 35-45 ft./lbs. The RM-130 has a
precision 4″ diameter hole in the center.
This allows you to dial the T56 bellhousing in similar to a 3-4-5 speed bellhousing.

Another method is using the front plate from the T56 transmission.
This requires the removal of the front plate
from the transmission and using the main bearing raceway to dial in the bellhousing.

3. Install dial indicator base on the flywheel and adjust plunger to contact the register bore of the housing.

4. Rotate the flywheel and note indicator reading. Misalignment is one-half of the indicator reading (maximum
allowable for most transmissions is .005”).

5. To correct off-center condition, select the offset dowel pin pair that is closest to one-half of the indicator reading.
(i.e., if reading is .016”, 1/2R=.008” use .007” dowels. If reading is .024”, 1/2R=.012” use .014” dowels).

6. Remove stock dowel pins by driving out from back side or pulling out with gripper pliers.

7. Clean engine block dowel holes and coat lightly with lubricant.

8. Lubricate dowel pins and install them in block.
Note the position of the offset and mark the dowel for reference.
should be installed parallel to one another and in pairs (both .007”, .014” and .021”).

9. Install and tighten bellhousing securely. Remount the dial indicator and recheck the register bore run-out (Repeat
step 3).

10. To make small corrections or adjustments to the alignment, you will need to remove the bellhousing and drive the
offset dowels out of the block. Reposition the dowels and re-check register bore run-out. Repeat this procedure
until the register bore is within limits.

NOTE: Always be careful when removing bellhousing from engine block so that offset dowel pins do not move or change


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