Boy, amd I embarrassed asking this, but I gotta do what I gotta do. When I go to install my inspection cover, I've got two options, a raised "lip" that rund the perimeter of the ocver going either facing down to the bands or up torards God.
My son pulls 7 images on the internet and 4 show one way and 3 show the other. I read on a post here about the screen and magnets that gave me the impression that the ridge/edge/lip facing down would prevent any magent from slipping out of the screen tray. But the service manual terrible photo looks like it faces u.
The gasket will install either way, so that's no help. Is there a right or wrong way?
I'll hang up and listen.
The somewhat pyramid shaped bump faces down, into the transmission. I am told it goes that way so that oil that gets splashed onto it drips back down onto the bands.
I think that the "correct" way is with the lip facing up i.e., the inspection cover being convex on the hogshead.
But truth be told, I don't think it matters. I had bought a brake light switch assembly that runs across the inspection cover, and uses two of the six bolts to mount it. The instructions said that the inspection cover would have to be installed upside-down so the switch assembly can lay across the top. My only beef with that is that I had worked so hard to paint that side, which is now facing the drums!
I'm going with the philosophy that it doesn't matter
The magnet is strong and won't slip out of the screen area. Put the cover on and if anyone questions you just look at them and say your son put it on and you didn't even notice it.
Robert, Here are pics from my "original" hard back version of the "service manual" The photos in the "originals" are very sharp. But I loose a little bit of clarity in copying it for posting. It clearly shows the covers with the shoulders pointing up and the little V indent in the center pointing down. But the pics in the book are "artist renditions" so they are not even 100% fool proof. Like everyone else, I do not think it matters. and for all we know they may not have cared at Ford either.
(Message edited by dobro1956 on December 23, 2016)
Pyramid down so oil runs off of it right into the top of the bands. Will it work the other way? Sure. The pyramid wasn't added until later in production anyway. The onr on my wife's '18 is flat.
Thank you all. I had a 50/50 chance and we guessed correctly. Or, as Indiana Jones would say, "we chose wisely".
TO THE GARAGE!