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MG TD TF 1500 - Boot for clutch rod to pedal box?
While cleaning out the pedal box, I was thinking that there should be a boot or seal where the clutch linkage comes in, since that faces to the front.
After removing lots of grease, rocks & gravel, oil, etc. from the pedal box, I noticed two captive nuts on two sides of the clutch rod opening. So it appears that there is supposed to be some kind of clamp & seal/boot arrangement there.
Moss doesn't have any drawings or parts. Does anyone have a picture of how this works? Maybe I can create a plate out of thin aluminum which holds some kind of boot that might fit...
|Scott, those bolt holes were used when the clutch was operated by a cable refore it was replaced with a rod. The end of the cable assembly was bolted to the front of the pedal box. The factory never devised a seal for the holed. If you design a fix, many TD and TF owners would appeciate knowing how you did it.|
Good luck from all of us.
|Wow, thanks for the quick reply.|
That's interesting that they would bother to put a seal on the side cover, but leave the front open to the elements. That clutch rod hole isn't exactly small.
My TD has ~35,000 indicated on the odometer (probably correct), but the bottom of the pedal box was filled with fine gravel/sand mixed with oil & grease. It's a bit shocking to me that they would leave the pedal bushings/linkages open to the elements like that, but oh well. I guess the other end of the clutch linkage is also open to the world, but at least there isn't a box to collect the gravel/junk in!
I've got some old bellows type of boots that might just fit, and I think some sheet aluminum can be made into a cover plate to hold the seal. I'll have to think about that.
|I used, if I remember correctly, a brake master cylinder boot. I put two screws into the captive nuts and wrapped a piece of wire around them and the boot to hold it in place. Still there after five years running. Marvin|
This thread was discussed on 09/05/2009
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