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Re: Transmission tunnel questions

To: Bugtop <bugtop@comcast.net>
Subject: Re: Transmission tunnel questions
From: "Alan Seigrist Blue 100" <healey.nut@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 1 Jun 2006 15:54:32 +0800
Hi Mark -

1)  I do not believe grommets are original here.  My tunnel has very
small holes for the screw mounts

2) I can't comment, maybe the Nocks can.  I've used camper seal for
years which works.

3) Man, 1/2" thick?  That is too thick.  There are several suppliers
that sell heat shield material that is about 3/16" to 1/4" thick.  You
don't want it thicker than that otherwise it will be a b**ch to get on
the car.  Here is one suggestion (I used this on my car, it rocks):


4) Your best chance to get this nut off is to buy this tool:


Snap on part # FRX201

This tool fits in there like a glove and is rock solid.  It is
six-sided flank-drive, so if you are going to have a shot with
anything on this nut, it will be this tool.

Otherwise your only choice is to vice grip it, and that is a very bad idea.



'53 BN1 '64 BJ8

On 6/1/06, Bugtop <bugtop@comcast.net> wrote:
> Howdy folks,
> First of all, just 3 weeks ago I took the BJ8 out for its first run
> in 18 months!  This after a front end rebuild, brake caliper rebuild,
> New rebuilt shocks and springs all around.  Felt really fine, but my
> son and I had to wear ear plugs since I had the tunnel off.  My
> questions are as follows:
> 1)The Tunnel had rubber grommets in the four screw holes, (on each
> side) which mount the tunnel to the floor.  The holes are about 3/8"
> wide with the grommet out.  I haven't seen rubber grommets in any
> parts pictures.  Are these grommets correct?  What are the correct
> screws that hold the tunnel down?
> 2)I have a tunnel seal kit from the Nocks, and the bottom seal, which
> is a U shaped seal, does this fit over the raised metal lip on the
> body, and the inside tunnel lip then press seals on that?
> 3) I'm planning on installing Dynamat Extreme on the tunnel to cut
> down on heat and noise, anyone have any experience in this?  It's
> about 1/2 inch thick, so I guess I'd have to mount the carpet snaps
> on top of it.  Anyone mount stuff like this on the inside of the
> tunnel?  Sounds like a recipe for disaster if the stuff starts to
> come off.
> 4) Last question, can you only remove the oil/water gauge by
> disconnecting the water line from the engine?  I'm scared cause the
> PO used Vice Grips on the temp sending nut on the engine, and it has
> no resemblance of a nut anymore.  If this has to be removed, I guess
> I'm gonna use a vice grip and pray it comes out.
> Thanks for your help, I'm starting to see the light at the end of the
> tunnel...
> Mark Buggy

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