At some point in the past, LGL had the top of the drivers side wing cut away, most likely to access the clutch master cylinder.
Step 1 in the Workshop Manual regarding remove of the clutch master reads…
LH drive steering models:
a) Remove the left-hand front wing as described in Section R
Cutting away the top of the wing is a lot quicker then executing the instructions in “Section R”. The area of the butchered wing top can’t actually be seen with the bonnet closed, but… when it rains, water doesn’t run off correctly.
Instead it drips onto the clutch master cylinder, runs down the pedal shaft and leaves a puddle in the drivers footwell.
Readers who have owned Series Land Rovers will acknowledge, a puddle of fluid under the clutch pedal is quite disconcerting…. “could it be clutch fluid”?… which was exactly my reaction the first time it happened. Fortunately, DOT4 is easily identifiable as it’s somewhat more viscous than rain water. (Tastes funny too).
So how to eliminate the water drip.
- Move to a country where it doesn’t rain
- Never use the vehicle in the rain
- Replace the wing top (as costly as option 1)
- Repair wing top with something random
Lets go with option 4… (and I use the word “repair” loosely)
I had been thinking the best way to do this was to use a thin piece of plastic… A 4 pint plastic milk carton would be perfect but then remembered you can’t buy a 4 pint plastic milk carton here.
Whilst making lunch today, I came across the perfect solution. A “Rubber Maid” chopping board (not as kinky as it sounds) and at a little less that 1mm thick, it would be perfect for the job…
No more puddles in the drivers footwell 🙂