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Offline philnjojo

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unwanted inspection hole
« on: April 09, 2010, 09:56:45 AM »
Not sure how I managed to do this :102:  But I am going to have to cobble a patch over it for the time being, to keep the road grit/moisture out of my clutch. Rust is already showing on the flywheel.
My first thought was JB weld, but I'm not sure how long, or how well it would take. Next idea is highgrading one of JoJo's cookie sheets, cutting it to fit, and drilling some holes in those ribs to tin plate over the hole.
Looks like the chunk broke out clean,  no cracks running off anywhere.
Any of you fabricators out there have any suggestions?
Thanx in advance
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Offline Fastmc25

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Re: unwanted inspection hole
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2010, 01:40:36 PM »
Just like you said.... make a thin metal plate to fit the ribs..... leave a 1/4 hole in it for drainage.... drill and tap the ribs for the plate attachment... it'll work fine...  thumb1
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