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Access plate over master cylinder, 1947 Champion

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  • Body: Access plate over master cylinder, 1947 Champion

    Our 1947 Studebaker Champion has the usual round cover over the access hole in the car floor for the master cylinder. Is there a way to keep this from leaking when driving on a rainy day?

    Bill Jarvis
    Last edited by Greenstude; 02-13-2012, 02:53 PM.
    Bill Jarvis

  • #2
    I know on the C/K there is a guard from the firewll to protect the MC. On a 47? Dunno.
    Last edited by warrlaw1; 02-13-2012, 12:32 PM.
    Dave Warren (Perry Mason by day, Perry Como by night)


    • #3
      The water must get pretty deep in New Brunswick, eh? A 1947 Champion may have the same engine as a Weasel, but I don't think its supposed to float like one. My 1950 has the same round access cover, but I never noticed any leakage problems. Would some sort of rope caulk or plumber's putty help?
      1950 Champion
      W-3 4 Dr. Sedan
      Holdrege NE


      • #4
        I never had a problem before... but I imagine a thin rope of "dum-dum" would do a good job, and wouldn't be of much hinderance in getting the cover pulled when needed.


        • #5
          Its all done with mirrors and lights. cheers jimmijim
          sigpicAnything worth doing deserves your best shot. Do it right the first time. When you're done you will know it. { I'm just the guy who thinks he knows everything, my buddy is the guy who knows everything.} cheers jimmijim*****SDC***** member


          • #6
            Bill Jarvis


            • #7
              Get a rattle can of undercoating material, get the Champion up in the air and spray the underside of the cover and surrounding area.