V8 Front Cover
New front cover (left) showing surplus holes.

Additional hole under distributor that needs to be blanked off.

Deeper oil pump gear on the new cover (right), also original timing pointer mounting holes on the original cover (left) not present on the new.

New timing pointer fabricated using the old cover and pointer as a pattern, and mounted using two of the water-pump bolts.

Modified distributor clamp placed over the original. The original has been painted white to show that when the parts that butt up against the distributor shaft are in line (A), part of one side has to be ground away to fit round a bulge in the cover (B), and the hole has to be slotted to allow the clamp bolt to be fitted (C).