Improvisation

The motor needs some kind of shield over the end to prevent water/grit from splashing up from the wheel well into the ventilation holes. EVAmerica recommends a cake pan for this and after making the rounds of the local kitchenware stores it became evident that 12 x 3″ cake pans are not in big demand. Where else to find it? Where else–but online! Sure enough Chef’s Tools in Seattle has almost any kind of cake pan you could ever need or want and a 12 x 3″ aluminum cake pan arrived in the mail a few days later. After being pressed into service for Thanksgiving dinner as a stuffing pan, it got some reshaping:
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A cake pan becomes

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a motor shield. Installed:

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