Aluminium half moon seals for V12

(DodgerDog) #64

Me too John - seals and plug when you have them. No hurry.

(Ole Würtz) #65

Looking for something else, I came across pictures of my solution, which resembles what Kirbert has explained.
The “clamp” is made from a piece of 10x10mm U shaped aluminium, a suitable spring and a washer to disperse the spring load on the bung.

(Kirbert - author of the Book, former owner of an '83 XJ-S H.E.) #66

Spring! Fan-ceeee! I just fabbed the tab itself out of some thin springy steel, tapered it down to perhaps 1/4" wide at the end that contacts the plug, curled the tip a bit so there wouldn’t be a sharp edge digging into the rubber, and bent it down just enough to barely touch the surface of the plug. There shouldn’t be any force trying to push that plug out; you only need the tab to make sure it doesn’t fall out.