Originally Posted by lousypirate
Your 46 Willys with a V2203 DI would be awesome, Ranger and S10 swaps are reporting 40 mpg,
I'm having some difficulty thinking in how the SAE bell housing I have would help you other than using it to get measurements to make a similar adapter plate to mate the engine to the Jeep transmission. If you look at the picture I posted of the template another fellow made you'll notice that the hole patterns from a perfect circle. This is called the hole circle a term used when identifying a wheel rim a 5/5 represents five holes on a five inch circle.
The five wheel rim holes evenly spaced, if you wanted to make wheel spacers you would center punch your first reference, then using a scribe make a five inch circle, center punch a reference point on the scribed circle.
I use my vernier caliper but a divider which maybe locked in place will work as well, set the divider at say one inch then walk it around the outer circle starting from the center punch mark. After the walk about should the divider when intersecting the center punch mark is + or - of meeting the center punched mark dead on, Make fine adjustments to the divider then repeat the procedure until you have five evenly spaced marks.
When doing layout work on metal it's nice to have a can of machinists bluing.
The Satoh tractor bell housing has not been laid out from a circle pattern, one option would be to use a sheet of copper or aluminum to tap out a gasket aka Template. To do this task I would use my pinking hammer which is a small 3 ounce ball peen made especially for tapping out gaskets.
The get the measurements transfered onto a steel plate from the Kubota bell housing I have purchased a full set of transfer punches.