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MG TD TF 1500 - Firewall hole

Any suggestions on how to seal the hole in the firewall where the gas pedal linkage arm goes through to the carb?
Mort TD 1851

Why not use the same techniques that are used on the steering columne?
Cheers,
Bob
Bob Jeffers

If anyone has a picture of what they did I would appreciate it.

Mort TD 1851

Mort,
What I did was install a grommet. It doesn't completely seal the hole, but looks better. The hole was elongated leaving a bit of space at the top & bottom for movement.
I see your heater hose- trying to keep the cold out? ....or the smell of oil?
Maybe you could just take that rod out and tape over the hole. Performance would suffer, though.


Will try to get closeup photo tomorrow.
Jim Northrup

Jim,
I tried removing the rod but I could only operate at one speed.

I have followed your past advise and re-did the plumbing for the heater. Works great.

Photo would be appreciated.
Thanks,
Mort
Mort TD 1851

Moss sells seals for both holes. Not sure if that is where I got mine for my steering column (most likely Atlanta Imports), but that one is leather. The other is accordion-like rubber.

John
John Redman

John Redman,
Do you have a Moss part number? I can't seem to find the part anywhere. Any links or further details would be appreciated.
Thanks,
Mort
Mort TD 1851

John,

Ditto Mort's request for part numbers as I am not able to locate either.

Thanks,
Jim
James Neel TD28423

I don't have a part number, but they are sold by opening size and then the size of whatever is going through the hole.


http://www.mossmotors.com/Shop/SearchResults.aspx?SearchText=rubber%20grommet&WebCatalogID=0

http://www.mossmotors.com/Shop/ViewProducts.aspx?PlateIndexID=54263&SortOrder=5


You may find them at a local parts store.
G D

Some rubbers for master cylinder push rods are very flexible. You might find one that fits at an auto store. Local stores are usually very helpful on something like this. Only problem with one of those, you'll have to remove the throttle assembly and put it on the end that goes in the engine compartment first, due to the roller on the end inside the cab. I'll be watching what you come up with. PJ
Paul J

Mort and others,

454-040 and 280-420

John
John Redman

John Redman, You got the brake and clutch excluder and the steering wheel excluder. We are looking for the accelerator excluder.
Mort TD 1851

AHHHH. You are absolutely right. Sorry.
John Redman

grommet, 2 views. Not air tight, but maintains the same appearance of the other firewall penetrations.

Jim Northrup

homemade steering column excluder, some scrap sheetmetal and rubber roofing. Same could be done with throttle.

Jim Northrup

I have ordered a couple of tapered rubber bellows on line. I will post when they arrive and I have tried them out.
Mort TD 1851

This thread was discussed between 04/04/2011 and 10/04/2011

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