Rocker cover labels - rivet or stick?

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Rocker cover labels - rivet or stick?

Postby BrianHawley » Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:25 pm

Anyone know the history of stick-on versus pop-rivitted rocker cover labels?

Years and models?
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Re: Rocker cover labels - rivet or stick?

Postby firedrake1942 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:39 pm

Mine is 1957 and riveted. Did the change not happen when the oil filler cap changed from metal to plastic ?

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Re: Rocker cover labels - rivet or stick?

Postby BrianHawley » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:36 pm

firedrake1942 wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:39 pm
Mine is 1957 and riveted. Did the change not happen when the oil filler cap changed from metal to plastic ?
Quite possibly. But hard to get an authoritative answer. Somebody somewhere must know.
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Re: Rocker cover labels - rivet or stick?

Postby Ian46 » Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:21 pm

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Hi Brian,

Pop rivets were never used for this purpose. Soft copper rivets were and they would have been stamped to the rocker covers during production.

They started when the 'Austin' (A series 803cc) engine arrived and carried on through Series II and 948cc production but there is no absolute date when they finished. The change is too small to record.

It could have when the 1098cc engine came into use as I know cars from 1964 ish have the stick on labels.

Hope that helps a little.

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Re: Rocker cover labels - rivet or stick?

Postby BrianHawley » Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:23 pm

Thanks Ian
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Re: Rocker cover labels - rivet or stick?

Postby les » Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:12 pm

More a case of when the last stocked rivet was used, as no doubt after the decision to stop was made, there were thousand of rivets left in store to use up!



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