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Ball and Claw axle seal

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by brew8, Feb 25, 2007.

  1. brew8

    brew8 SILVER Star

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    I read the FAQ on this question but has anyone found a source for a seal to replace the one that came with this axle or for a conversion to the birfield axle, I'm asking for a local guy that is doing a great restoration on a 66 cruiser. Thanks, Larry
     
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    Larry, there was no seal originally, I think it was a bronze bushing, I thought the seal # was listed somewhere, maybe tech links??
     
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    It might be better to just look for a later housing and axles if he wants to keep the drum brakes, he already bought all the parts, you wouldn't have a drum axle handy?? Thanks, Larry BTW he has another cruiser it has the later engine maybe a 74 and the early head, they pinched off the oil feed tube to the rockers and it had some lifter noise so we pulled the cover, no oil so he is trying to repair it, what a mess, Larry
     
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    SOR lists the bushings and has them available.
     
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    Thanks We"ll try them, Larry
     
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    Larry, I do have a spare front housing, maybe 72. if your coming by you could grab it.

    Paul
     
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    Thanks Paul, I'll email you or give you a call after I talk to the guy, thanks again, Larry