Unknown part

Wed Jun 27, 2007 9:25 am

Hi,
I just started here after uncovering an unknown part on my 41 A. I took the transmission inspection cover off the front of the clutch housing and there was a triangular piece of sheet metal folded over the rivets holding it to the cover. The rivets were loose and the metal wiggles. It appaers to be something like a timing mark but it is badly bent. Any idea what it is for and how to straighten it to the correct position?

Thanks,
Dan

Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:06 am

That is the timing pointer. Can you use a small punch to tighten the rivets? There is also a small arrow on the flywheel. You need to clean them both and apply a little white paint so that when you need to time the engine you can see them. The mark on the flywheel is hard to see. This picture is from a Super A manual, but the flywheel is the same.

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Wed Jun 27, 2007 11:06 am

Thank you for your quick reply. I'll do what I have to, to fasten the pointer solidly. The manual page is a great help.

Thanks again.
Dan