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is a Speedy Sleeve a long trem fix

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by cosmo, Mar 23, 2004.

  1. cosmo

    cosmo

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    I'm about to order the speedy sleeve from SOR for my parking brake drum which is grooved in two spots. If anyone has done this I'd like your thoughts. Is this a long term fix or would I be best to just replace the drum? Thanks in advance, O.
     
  2. woody

    woody unhelpful spotter Staff Member Admin

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    IMO, no problem with long term....the only wear is the seal surface, and your's is now grooved because the seal got old/tore/etc and the spring inside contacted it.

    Buy it and forget it...I've always purchased mine thru NAPA, but they have to order like anyone else...
     
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    I am currently running a speedy sleeve on my parking break drum, seems to work fine it has been in there for over 3 years.
     
  4. IDave

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    For me, it failed to solve the problem. I ended up buying a new drum (not a lot more money!) and that fixed it.
     
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    PS: I have a used speedi-sleeved drum for sale for less than the cost of a speedi-sleeve if you want it!!!!

    :D
     
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    Poser Oh...Durka Durka Durka. s-Moderator Supporting Vendor

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    I have used speedy sleeves on many things with great results..

    If money is not an issue, I would replace the drum, I am sure that someone has a good used one out there....

    I have found a few instances that a new seal and a new drum have not stopped the oil leak, due to bearing wear, allowing the shaft to not run concentric with the seal...

    Good luck!

    -Steve
     
  7. cosmo

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    Thanks for all Your thoughts and offers guys, I'll give it a shot. Cheers
     
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    napa is cheaper and you will get it faster than sor
     
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    sledge916 Media Partner

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    cavsfj40
    is that a Duck crank? in your pic? :cheers: