Shows what I know! ha. I haven't run that cover since ~06' when I bought my SMSP. The 98' rolled 25k on the build at ITR Expo this year so you're safe without it. The 97' has it for now...
Does the cover have to have the contoured OEM shape or might a flat cover fit without touching the flywheel? It looks like a custom L shaped cover might fit if you could fabricate it.Aaaaaaand lastly...... the mystery of my flywheel cover being non-existent = solved.. i'd have to guess the guy who installed my exhaust took it off because it just simply does not fit with the SMSP in the way... ah well
Refering to the photo below, could a cover be made where the highlighted section is not raised up? It would be flat, the same as the surface with the mounting holes. The fold at the bottom right side of the part in the image might extend left across the bottom, hence the "L" shape.I wish I could picture what you mean
True, but I'm just wondering if that would work effectively...it kind of looks like the beveled section is engineered to collect dust/oil and the drip tube to let that collection drain over time. If it's just flat, where would it accumulate before dripping out? I'm thinking it would possibly just back up to the flywheel/clutch.A square cut out could still be added to allow fluids to drip out.
I would believe that's why it's offset, I don't think it has anything to do with fluid draining. Just a hole at the bottom would allow fluid to drain properly.It also couldn't be flat because it wouldn't clear the flywheel, the fly wheel sticks "out" from the sealing surface of the tranny case. Hence the "offset" of the cover.
I'm gonna guess it's because they're OTS rates, without sleeves, which GC does not want to sell separately. From their FAQ:Man, i don't know why these previous set of springs haven't sold already, it's not like I am trying to gouge anyone :-(