Could some member please put a photo of the belly pan fitted to the wing on the board. A shot taken from the left or right side would be fine. :rw1: I just want to see if there is a slight gap to the front side, like the one on my wing.
The front or small portion of the belly pan is suppose to go inside or on top of the front cowl. That way it won't catch any air, also there will bemore of a bend to deflect oncoming foriegn objects. At least thats the way it was explained to me, and mine has always been that way. Here we go !
The great Belly Pan debate !! Yee Ha! :angle1: ( Always get this way on fridays ) :yes2:
I believe the pan was designed to be fitted inside the tupperware, but the instructions did not specify as I recall. I put mind on like the photo and initially I evenhad the front lip below the center cowl -- but realized right off that was wrong. I later realized the side front lip was supposed to be tucked under (or if not supposed to, at least it fit and looked better that way). When I tucked it under it sure fit better, no stress or strain and the locking screws worked much slicker too. Now she is as smooth as glass under there. Maybe a golf ball dimple pattern is next, like Lexus advertises -- or is that BMW? Tuck it under, you will like it -- easier to assemble and easier to remove!
:yes: Thats NOT how I have mine fitted. :yes: The front lip of the pan should go inside the lower cowl like some of the members have stated and there is a small gap to the left and right hand side, :capwin: this is why I checked to find out if this is correct, :s27: but its important to get the second opinion when in doubt. :luck:
Tallman ?..............I would check your installation. Start her up and with your hand feel which one is producing the rattle. Pushing up and locking eash side down should produce a tight fit, and on the front piece there should be enough pressure after to you lock the two screws in to hold it stiff. The smaller front piece should go on top or inside of the lower cowl section. I suspect one of the front screws might not be locked in place.
Should be an easy fix.
Just my 2 cents worth but I just came in from the shop after installing the Tulsa B-pan and had the same observation about the openings on either side. I thought about a little hammer & tong modification to make the fit/finish better, but then thought again. I deceided the opening is there for a reason, to 'attract' air flow inside and through the B-pan. Otherwise it would have been a simple job to fabricate the fit a litlte closer at the point of manufacture, no? Just a thought...
Jim of the (still) frozen north.