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Bellhousing - are these "cracks" normal?

I cleaned up my bellhousing today and once all of the dust and grease was removed, I noticed these "cracks" per the pictures below. They don't really look like stress cracks, maybe more like casting cracks? Are these normal for an old bellhousing, is this safe to use? They do not go through to the other side like a stress crack would do.
This is going behind a mostly stock 302 in 1990 foxbody and will have a Tremec 3550 mated to it.
I appreciate any input from those that have handled many bellhousings and curious if this is normal.

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I don't believe those are cracks. Maybe from casting process or from original coating.
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Saw same on my Alum Bell housings both Ford and Chevy, kept using them. They Chevy unit was in a Jeep project and saw a lot of abuse.
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Casting flash. My brand new Ford bell housing had the exact same thing. Come to think of it, my new TKO did too. And it's sharp!
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