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Old 01-05-2015, 06:21 PM
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Clutch housing dust cover

I have no clutch housing dust cover on my 1963 223 inline 6. That can't be good. Anybody have an idea where I might find one?
 
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Here's a slightly older post that should give you the part number and, at least at that time, availability of the part.


I also don't see any NOS of those available today. Used is likely the best option if you can locate one.


https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1...ust-cover.html


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Got it - thanks - looks like a pretty common missing piece - looks like I might be spending some time in salvage yards!
 
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I have not found it to be an essential item. A worn out, torn, but usable one is ok IMO.
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There's a couple pull-a-part type yards around here - I'll start there. It just seems a little dangerous to have all that exposed to mud and water (even though my slick probably won't see much of it!)
 
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After looking into this more, it seems to be a very common problem. Anybody know WHY so many are missing? Odd.
 
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C0TT-7564-A (replaced B7Q-7564-A) .. Clutch Housing Dust Cover / Obsolete

1957/63 F700/800 302/332 / 1960/64 F100/700 223 I-6 & 292 / 1961/64 F100/250 & F500/600 262 I-6.

No Ford dealer or obsolete parts vendor has any.
 
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Originally Posted by ige1963 View Post
Anybody know WHY so many are missing? Odd.
The can't fall off--too many bolts. On my car, when the PO swapped out the transmission, the old plate didn't fit, so they just left it off. Was a bit of a puzzle finding one that did, but I didn't like the idea of rocks and dirt being thrown around in the bellhousing.

~Steve
 
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