Original carpets - gearbox oil grommet/bung

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Original carpets - gearbox oil grommet/bung

Postby mowogg » Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:28 pm

When I fitted new carpet set 20 years ago I thought my original one had the bung for the gearbox oil top up cut out into top layer. (so you can see the bung on the left hand side of the tunnel)

I am beginning to wonder if this was not the case. Does anyone still have original carpets to see. Mine is a late 62 car if this makes any difference.

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Re: Original carpets - gearbox oil grommet/bung

Postby IslipMinor » Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:13 am

Our is a 1958 car, and it definitely had a hole in the original carpet, so that the gearbox oil level could be checked by simply removing the grommet to access the square headed plug on the side of the gearbox.
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Re: Original carpets - gearbox oil grommet/bung

Postby JOWETTJAVELIN » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:36 pm

I can confirm my November 1962 car has the cut-out hole in the carpet.
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Re: Original carpets - gearbox oil grommet/bung

Postby mowogg » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:50 pm

Thanks for the replies -looks like the majority of people abandon these when the put new carpets in

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Re: Original carpets - gearbox oil grommet/bung

Postby philthehill » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:03 pm

Richard
The standard filler and drain plugs fitted to a Minor gearbox have hexagon heads not square.
https://www.morrisminorspares.com/gearb ... 30-p830883
To remove the filler plug without dropping it under the car I used a Whitworth socket with a piece of paper stuffed into it to grip the head of the filler plug.
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Re: Original carpets - gearbox oil grommet/bung

Postby IslipMinor » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:46 pm

Phil,

Oops, definitely the memory playing tricks. Yes it is hexagon headed - I removed our A-Series gearbox in 1992 and replaced it with the Toyota T50 5-spd in 1998, and did not check before posting the original comment.

Web Editor: Pity I can't edit the previous post to correct the error. I understand that it can be misused, but in this case would be very helpful to do it. Can you go in a enter a correction in my earlier post?
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Re: Original carpets - gearbox oil grommet/bung

Postby JOWETTJAVELIN » Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:18 pm

A spark plug socket removes the filler plug beautifully.
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Re: Original carpets - gearbox oil grommet/bung

Postby myoldjalopy » Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:29 pm

Or a wheelbrace...............


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