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Author: Subject: MT75 bell housing - ground protection plate
westviewgarage

posted on 19/10/18 at 02:13 PM Reply With Quote
MT75 bell housing - ground protection plate

Has anyone here made up a 'skid plate' to help protect the bottom edge of the bell housing.
The problem has been made worse by going down from 15" to 13" wheels and fitting a shallow ERA sump to the Zetec.
Thanks in advance,
Nick

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CosKev3

posted on 19/10/18 at 02:20 PM Reply With Quote
Can you cut a slice off the bell housing,then make up a flat plate to stop any debris getting in?
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westviewgarage

posted on 19/10/18 at 02:57 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by CosKev3
Can you cut a slice off the bell housing,then make up a flat plate to stop any debris getting in?


Yes, I have seen others do that.
It would have to be a big slice though at 30mm

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jps

posted on 19/10/18 at 03:07 PM Reply With Quote
Skid plate will still transmit shock through to the bell-housing though, if it's in direct contact with it. If you leave a gap you're reducing ground clearance even more...

Personally i'd go for the setup where less stuff hit the floor!

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westviewgarage

posted on 19/10/18 at 03:15 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by jps
Skid plate will still transmit shock through to the bell-housing though, if it's in direct contact with it. If you leave a gap you're reducing ground clearance even more...

Personally i'd go for the setup where less stuff hit the floor!


The plate will be angled like a wedge with the thick end over the bell housing.

Yes it will still bump but should hopefully skid as well and prevent the bell housing edge digging in and getting broken off

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CosKev3

posted on 19/10/18 at 03:46 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by westviewgarage
quote:
Originally posted by CosKev3
Can you cut a slice off the bell housing,then make up a flat plate to stop any debris getting in?


Yes, I have seen others do that.
It would have to be a big slice though at 30mm


Doesn't matter how big it is,aslong as flywheel is not hanging out!

Can't you raise the engine and box at all?

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westviewgarage

posted on 19/10/18 at 04:05 PM Reply With Quote
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Doesn't matter how big it is,aslong as flywheel is not hanging out!

Can't you raise the engine and box at all?


Yes I may have to do that

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steve m

posted on 19/10/18 at 05:23 PM Reply With Quote
My gearbox lower edge is 105mm from the floor, and ive never touched a thing with it, even speed humps,

so yours has to be lower than that to be of any risk





Thats was probably spelt wrong, or had some grammer, that the "grammer police have to have a moan at




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big_wasa

posted on 19/10/18 at 06:46 PM Reply With Quote
The Mt75 has a big lip making it probaly an inch nearer the floor than the t9. I cut mine down along with some of the webbing.
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