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Old 25-09-20, 23:12
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This housing have upper door.... for what?
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Old 26-09-20, 04:40
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That is not a standard cover, but the "door" looks looks a factory made item. It unhooks from the left and pivots to the right. Is it Ford or borrowed from a later vehicle?

Underneath the cover is the top of the Carburettor/Air Cleaner. The Door doesn't look large enough to remove the lid of the Air Cleaner, maybe to prime the carb with a squirt of fuel on a cold morning, so I don't see what purpose it could be for

Do you know if the engine that was beneath this cover was modified in any way?
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Old 26-09-20, 06:32
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Hi Tony
The door seems to be factory made.
The place just over air cleaner
No Argentine Army modification.
Found on 1945 FGT.
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I seem to recall similar hatches on wartime MB/GPW hoods. I think they were used to access small kerosene heaters which were hung in the engine compartment to keep the engine warm in the winter.

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This housing have upper door.... for what?
I think this round lid is to install air supply hose for wading in deep water. Bought the same cover from Norway few years back.
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I like Dusonn's suggestion but I can't see why the cover needs to be domed so much when a nearly flat plate would do the job just as well.

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Dusson, thanks for the pic.
The data plates are are the common ones found in Fords?
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The engine cover image in post 5 shows the domed top cover, but also a pressed, deep cover at the dip-stick access, which from memory is normally a flat piece with a foot, the whole pivots sideways to gain access to the dip stick. It is normally secured by a stud with a wing nut. Why the more difficult to manufacture deeper/pressed cover?

So more differences than just the domed access cover on the top of the engine cover.


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Inside and oil level indicator hatch
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