Bellhousing Wedge Panel - RH
This is the small wedge panel found in the lower rear corner of the RH bellhousing side panel on all 6-cylinder E-Types.
It looks like a "patch" or an afterthought - and it is... My belief is that the two sides of the bellhousing area of the tunnel were identical originally - this is proven by the fact that the very early cars we have worked on do not have it. I think that the factory soon realized that as the clutch wears and the slave rod is adjusted, it begins to come into contact with the tunnel, and some clearance was required. In fact, one early car that we worked on was all bashed in with a hammer exactly where this panel sits!
NOTE: Some VERY early 3.8 cars do not have this wedge piece, but this is probably limited to the first couple hundred or so - I just know that when we did the shells on two E-Types in the first 50 by number, they did not have this...
Delivered in fresh, bare steel coated in a light oil for rust-prevention, simply wipe down with solvent before priming.