Rubber gear box cover '39 TA

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Rubber gear box cover '39 TA

Post by Bob Clarke526 » Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:34 pm

Hi, I'am trying to align the rubber gearbox cover on my '39 TA which is nearly ready after 7 years of
hope, despair and sheer frustration. I believe that it is the same as on a TC. The cover sits too high
and on top of the oil filler and the dipstick. Apart from enlarging the hole for the filler I cannot see any way of lowering it down, is it just me ? Thanks for any advice.

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Re: Rubber gear box cover '39 TA

Post by frenchblatter » Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:44 pm

You have it too far forward. It does not cover any part of the engine. Is the footboard in place as it should go against that.
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Re: Rubber gear box cover '39 TA

Post by frenchblatter » Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:44 pm

You have it too far forward. It does not cover any part of the engine. Is the footboard in place as it should go against that.
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Re: Rubber gear box cover '39 TA

Post by Bob Clarke526 » Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:57 pm

Sorry should have said the gearbox dipstick, the holes all align on the toe board and the gear lever fits through its hole but the whole cover sits too high and on top of the filler and preventing the dip stick going into the gear box.

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Re: Rubber gear box cover '39 TA

Post by Steve Simmons » Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:13 pm

I don't remember if the TA and TC covers are exactly the same although I'm pretty sure that they are. I wonder if the problem is with the cover or if it could be elsewhere. Perhaps the height of the gearbox mounts or floorboards? I haven't heard of any TC covers being sold that were too tall.

EDIT: I did just remember that there were some issues with rubber covers about 10 years ago where people had to trim the rubber down where the dipstick went through. It was too tall by about an inch.
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Re: Rubber gear box cover '39 TA

Post by Bob Clarke526 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:32 am

Thanks Steve, I think that might be the answer, and it's pretty dark and out of site down there also the gearbox filler neck hole will have to be enlarged as it also does not pass through the cover.
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Re: Rubber gear box cover '39 TA

Post by Bernd Meyer » Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:00 am

Bob, it happened to my TC EXU as well when installing a new cover from Moss.
I left it as it is so far. But I´m willing to widen the hole that the dipstick sits propperly.
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Re: Rubber gear box cover '39 TA

Post by Bob Clarke526 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:51 am

Morning Bernd, not just the dipstick hole that needed widening also quite a chunk of rubber to allow the oil filler to pass through, and the lube point just behind the gear lever had to be removed to allow access to the grease point. Fortunately it is moulded rubber and quite easy to work and sand down and finish off with bumper black. Good luck Bob

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