I had the same problem recently. My mechanic replaced my 948 (60 Bugeye)
cover with a cover that had a bracket. He mentioned that the bracket was
added later in production.
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On Behalf Of Ulix Goettsch
Sent: Tuesday, June 22, 1999 1:01 AM
To: Frank Clarici
Cc: Tom Zuchowski; Spridgets
Subject: Re: Cracked Timing Cover
On Mon, 21 Jun 1999, Frank Clarici wrote:
> > I recommend to everyone whose cover is not cracked and who doesn't have
> > ebracket, to add the "stack of washers" before it cracks.
> Great idea! I take them off and have somebody rebraze them.
> When did this bracket come in to play, I have to get me a few of them.
> Frank Clarici
Ah, maybe I'm imagining the stock bracket. I just checked my '73 cover,
and it doesn't have it. In the pictures in my mind (no, not those), it
wasn't much more than my stack'o'washers.
I figured it out after I removed my original one, had it silver soldered
and it started to crack again soon after.
Ulix __/__,__ ___/__|__
http://students.washington.edu/~ulix/ '67 Sprite '74 X1/9