Weird issue on the way home, we just turned onto the A30 to start the 100 mile drive to Exeter, when I heard a strange noise from the rear, quite alarming and for a moment I was stumped. It turned out to be the tin that bolts to the engine round the large pully scraping on the pully itself! It's really loud and sounds a lot worse than it is.
So I got a mallet and a screwdriver and wacked it until it wasn't rubbing any more. But how strange that I'd done 200 miles + driving round Cornwall, then suddenly this decides to move. It took quite a while to get it to seat properly when I fitted it, maybe the heat distorted it?
Does sound weirdy weird weird :shock: :shock: :shock: My first thought would Beto check over stuff when you’re home, like moustache mounts to the motor and the body etc etc etc even bell housing stuff and box stuff.
Here's some pics, I don't think they show anything obvious. Although it was less loud, I may have actually made it worse by hammering the bottom of the face plate with a screwdriver. It just made it higher in other places.
I'll bend it back and refit, and try and get some clearance.
When I fitted it took me ages to get it so it wasn't rubbing, can now see why the PO didn't fit it. Seems a bit odd, it a Heritage 1776, not sure if I'd be better off with a standard pully instead of the aluminium one?
Thanks for the reply 67Panel, I thought a shim, or washer may help, but then would it not be out of alignment with the alt pully?
This afternoon I took all the rear tin out then hammered the shit out of the face plate and ground off some corners, (split my head open when the 30mm spanner slipped off the large pully nut - good job my next door neighbor is a GP and she was in!) fitted again, then found it still rubbed slightly so I wacked it with a hammer and screwdriver quite carefully and now its ok. But the clearance must be a fraction of a mm.
I wonder if it would be ok to remove that bit of tin (as the PO had done) i do have an oil cooler?
Had that on the drag Beetle engine , not unknown and it was pulling stupid rpm (7500/ 8000) . you were lucky the adjuster didn't back off as that can lead to pushrod jumping out with lifter bore damage.