Sunday, May 23, 2010

Here's a neat little trick!

There is a clutch inspection opening in the top of the gearbox bell-housing. Originally there may (or may not) have been a rubber blanking plug to cover the hole, but I haven't been able to find a suitable one of the right size.

And my neat little plug to blank the hole!

I had bought a "gearbox top dust cover" from Bull Motif Spares (www.morrisminorspares.net) part number 10G200, on the off-chance that it would fit Bugly's bell housing inspection opening. Alas, it was way too big, and I haven't been able to find a suitable plug of the correct size.

Then like a flash ... a brainwave! (I still get them occasionally, they help keep the Alzheimers at bay!) Instead of putting up with a gaping inspection opening, I was more than happy to cut down the AU $6.08 rubber plug and insert it into the hole in two halves! Covers the opening nicely! I guess if I use any rubber sealant later on the window rubbers, I might even seal up the joint in the cap halves!

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