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    Quote Originally Posted by Frans View Post
    I wonder if there is someone out there that could help me with the oil cap and the little towers to pull the rocker cover down. The oil cap on a Gordini is a little special because of the thickness of the alloy casting. There is a bigger distance between the little wings and the bakelite of the cap.
    Are you sure? I've just tried an R4 and a new pirate part cap on my car and they fit the same. The new pirate part (sans the alloy OIL or Elf disc, and only a single rather than dual leaf spring) is yours if a better one doesn't come along. I'm also just trying to think where I have seen similar breather thimbles on another car......

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    I have used these on R16 R15/17 rocker cover.

    Tridon Oil Cap - TOC66 - Supercheap Auto
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
    Are you sure? I've just tried an R4 and a new pirate part cap on my car and they fit the same. The new pirate part (sans the alloy OIL or Elf disc, and only a single rather than dual leaf spring) is yours if a better one doesn't come along. I'm also just trying to think where I have seen similar breather thimbles on another car......
    Simon, I have seen the original bakelite type caps that are different thicknesses from the seal to the "wings". The reason why I know this is because in one of the posts in "2 new race cars in NZ" I lost a cap by not tightening it and I phoned Ross that was coming over to spectate for a replacement. When he arrived, he had 2 in his hand, originals and the there I noticed the difference and then assumed the one is for the pressed metal cover and the other for the cast alloy ones.

    Thanks Col, I'll get one.

    So waiting for the weather I continued a bit on the dry sump motor and in this photo it shows the 2 scavenging pipes in their final position with the bracket I made and I even fitted a bell housing to make sure there isn't hidden obstacles.





    It sure takes time and to do the rest I will have to make some mock-up engine compartment or better still take the other engine out and do a test fit to see the tank fitted and oil filter fitted etc. This will be the best way and I think I will do it. Only 2 races left for the season.

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