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Built in drip tray

Postby James k » Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:32 am

Hi,
I remember seeing at some point on here that someone had fitted a built-in trip tray fitted to the back of the engine. It was a metal tray with a bracket, drain tap and sponge fitted inside. Does anyone remember this and whether they were ever made available to buy? My Traveller drips oil from the back of the engine and I'd like to fit something similar.

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Re: Built in drip tray

Postby geoberni » Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:41 am

Search function.
Search found 1 match: drip tray modification
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=65918&p=621955&hili ... on#p621955

I assume this is what you're thinking of.....
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Re: Built in drip tray

Postby pgp001 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:08 pm

James
If you make sure the crankcase is breathing correctly you should not need a drip tray. Mine was the same until I added a later breather set up, it is now "almost" leak free.

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Re: Built in drip tray

Postby James k » Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:41 pm

Hi,
I remember there being a thread with pictures of the drip tray, showing a yellow sponge inside and a brass tap. I've tried to find it again with the search function and via Google but had no luck.

The engine has the canister breather set-up, connected directly to the carb. It is definitely functioning correctly as I can feel a good vacuum when I put my hand over the oil filler. I still get drips of oil when parked though :-?

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Re: Built in drip tray

Postby philthehill » Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:46 pm

If I remember correctly the post was submitted by Declan Burns and featured the drip tray on his MG TD.

There should be absolutely no need for a rear seal/sump drip tray if the sump has been fitted correctly.

If the drips are from the jiggle pin hole at the bottom of the bell housing that is a different matter but there again if the engine is correctly assembled and the clearances are correct; and the crank case is well ventilated there should be no drips.


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Re: Built in drip tray

Postby James k » Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:51 pm

I did build the engine myself so it's entirely possible something is slightly out of spec :-?

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Re: Built in drip tray

Postby geoberni » Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:02 pm

James k wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:41 pm
Hi,
I remember there being a thread with pictures of the drip tray, showing a yellow sponge inside and a brass tap. I've tried to find it again with the search function and via Google but had no luck.
Flipping Nora; the link I posted above takes you to the topic where you saw the photo!
geoberni wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:41 am
Search function.
Search found 1 match: drip tray modification
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=65918&p=621955&hili ... on#p621955

I assume this is what you're thinking of.....
The search takes you to the post where Declan mentions about it, which is on the 2nd page of the topic, if you scroll back to the 1st page, you find the photo he posted. download/file.php?id=154
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Re: Built in drip tray

Postby James k » Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:12 pm

geoberni wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:02 pm
Flipping Nora; the link I posted above takes you to the topic where you saw the photo!
:oops: Feel like a right incompetent now! I didn't see that it was on page two :oops: That is indeed the post I remember. Thanks!

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Re: Built in drip tray

Postby geoberni » Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:20 pm

James k wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:12 pm
geoberni wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:02 pm
Flipping Nora; the link I posted above takes you to the topic where you saw the photo!
:oops: Feel like a right incompetent now! I didn't see that it was on page two :oops: That is indeed the post I remember. Thanks!

:lol: :lol: :lol:
It's a bit convoluted as Declan also links off to another topic about it.
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Re: Built in drip tray

Postby moggiethouable » Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:39 pm

Drip tray?
No way, a good oil leak keeps the main cross member free of tin worm :lol:
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