I have a question I am sure some on this forum have the answer too. The engine tin pc. that is the one closest to the firewall and transaxle that goes across the back of the engine, this back being the firewall side. How should this fit? It always seems to have some of the tin that wants to be in front of the engine lip that presses against the transaxle. I have normally taken tin snips and removed about a 1/4" of tin of both sides of the arc. I don't have pics right now but does anyone understand what I am describing? Of course this is aftermarket tin but this is always a fitment issue for me and I wonder if I am doing something wrong and fixing it with a hammer so to speak. I am all ears!
Naah. Most of the after market tin has to be "adjusted" to fit right.
IIRC, there are two or three tabs that fit over the flare for the bell housing to keep everything in place so those have to be considered (and not cut off!) but everything else back there should fit snugly (with a little bending and trimming, of course!)
Patina in a can! Just an internet photo of rear/front breast plate.
Exactly; I second Mr. Nichols' comment. Even aftermarket tin, at least in my experience, fits relatively well in that area and only needs a little massaging. The tabs should fit over the mating surface of the block with the transaxle and get fastened on the ends to the head cylinder tins via a cheesehead tin screw on each side.
Wow.... I haven't been "Mr. Nichols" since when I was working (and even then, when that formal indicator was used, I was usually in trouble for something).
"Gordon" is just fine, Darrell.
And if you have a few leaks back there, I have this F-15 fighter rated and "Pipe-Father" approved, shiny aluminum duct tape that seems to seal just about anything, just don't get it onyah - It must have come in handy for C3-PO's silver lower right leg (go back and look!) I guess spare parts were hard to find on Tatooine and Anakin was on a tight budget.