Fox Bell housing has broken dowel hole

kendawg73

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I pulled the bell house off the tranmission to get ready to bolt the bell housing 5o the motor, and I notice the pass side dowel hole (that sits over the dowel on back of motor) has a broken off side.. pic below... will this be a issue? Or do I now need a new bell housing? I never noticed it when I pull the motor... :-(
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96pushrod

I think they're a little easier to get off
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I’d put the dowel in, it should still square it up. Double check the runout just to make sure.
 

90sickfox

Wasn't a pretty sight...and I've got big hands
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It should be fine. I wouldn't worry about it. It would take half of the hole to be missing to cause an issue. Check around it for micro cracks. Should be fine.
 

90sickfox

Wasn't a pretty sight...and I've got big hands
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The dowel isn't part of the engine. You can tap them out with a punch from the back side.
 
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