Fibreglass gearbox cover from Available Austins (see Parts Suppliers page) was a fair fit but needed some fitting. Long 2BA screws into original threaded holes in gearbox cover plate hold it at the front.
a new rubber gearbox cover is now fitted (see below)
. . . . and the fitted item, with a close-up of the superb grommet from the Vintage Supplies range. (see parts Suppliers page)
Access to the gearbox filler and the clutch release bearing oiler unfortunately means taking this cover off.
A "custom" gearbox cover similar to the original was badly needed - some had been made many years previously but no more were available from that source.
As ATDC Magazine Editor at the time, I was approached by John Chapman, who had commissioned a new cover. When it arrived I was most impressed by the quality - needing a few holes drilled but otherwise an excellent fit. This is a private initiative by John Chapman - see Parts Suppliers page - and is well worth buying.
for the various stages in fitting - see fitting instructions
I already had a gaiter fitted (actually a car gearlever gaiter) and the new cover fitted snugly over the top of this.