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Gearbox cover


The gearbox cover of the P2 has been cut up a bit in the past.

Fortunately a large piece of this was with the car, and i will put it back where it belongs.

But i have no other pieces to put back, and the gearbox cover of the P1 has been cut like this also.

So i'm a bit in the dark of how it's supposed to look like.

Is the bottom edge supposed to run the full length like drawn in red?

Is the cutting done because otherwise it cannot be placed/removed with the handbrake in the way?

Thanks.

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Wow! That's been hacked about a bit. Pity I've just left the workshop before seeing this as I could have taken a picture of mine. You're correct, Erik. The grp should continue where you've drawn the red lines. I'm sure someone will be along with a pic but if they don't I'll do one for you next week.

The cover can be a bit awkward to get over both the handbrake and the gearstick. Atm, it's easy for me as I can just take out the gearstick.

Mike

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I'm guessing the pics are of the P2 cover as it's nothing like mine (P1).

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ok, so this is Phase 1 and has been heavily modified (to make it fit!) there was lots of cut out etc. I just made it fit how I wanted it to fit and worked hard to get it gas tight, which it is.

I'm running steel floors so its easy to fit on the floor surface as that's flat and I can use rivnuts etc.

I mastic it down and then slide a blade under it to get it off (which I have done more times than D Trupp has tweeted!)

front face rivnuted to firewall.

Handbrake aperture was GRP'd as close as I could get it and still get it on and off the car (gear stick has to be in a certain position to aid this)

The white frame is Foamex (plastic sheet material) The black is rubber from an old inner tube super glued together, cable tie to the top around the handbrake lever.

Ford Fiesta rubber gear stick gaiter form what I can remember also screwed and clamped down with a frame.

Speedo cable has a large grommet from the boot floor of said Fiesta too!

and don't judge me on the mock up for the re positioning of the overdrive solenoid! 

phoe pics 9-10-08 003.jpg   P1010022.JPG  



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That is very good information, thanks guys.

How much work can a simple gearbox cover become blankstare

Think my brother has a rivnut tool.

So first i'll have to make up some bits of wood to make a mold for the missing piece.

Lucky the Ph2 cover has a bit more straight lines than the Ph1

In the meantime i found out that the cut-out in the gearlever hole is original.

It's there for the spring operated reverse light switch, which is still connected to the wiring loom.



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The gearbox cover for my Ph2 was damaged in a similar area so we made an aluminium section to rivet to the existing fiberglass cover.

It works well and helps to keep the air and heat out of the cabin. 323_2319-X3.jpg
Will



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Aah, the aftermarket handbrake! Fear not the MOT brake test.

Actually, if you space the Ali bit another two inches outwards, then you can route the exhaust down here, and not worry about road humps.

Leave enough gap for two layers of exhaust wrap and you don't need to try your feet either.

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yea I might rethink the exhaust route again WHEN I get the "next" engine and box in wink (over the new year hopefully!)



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The exhaust runs through the aluminium part of the gearbox cover and into the prop shaft tunnel.

It works well and you don't get any additional heat into the cabin. Really helps the ground clearance!

Will

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