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  1. Once I get the inner seals changed out again, Im ready for reinstallation of the axle shafts. Attached are pics of the all the components. I temporarily sat the outer seal and bearing cup (or Brg race) hub assy on the shaft so one can see how it sits. Dont exactly understand how, with having such a large ID of the outer felt seal around the axle shafts - how it can actually keep the grease in with that much of an opening.
  2. I was afraid of that being the case. But better to confirm that now than figure that out when trying to install the shafts and set the end play. VIv, you recommended 2-3 thousands for the end play. I found that the 70 owners manual under Axle Shafts (towards the back of the book, pg 51, eleventh edition) is saying 8 thou - .008" that sounds like alot. Have attached pics of the old bearings in place when I removed the hubs. It appears that the differential gear oil was leaking past the inner seals and into the wheel bearing grease. Also, all the wheel cylinders were leak
  3. Another possible problem - Did I put the inner seals in backwards ? Hope not. See attached photos. I dont know which side of the felt seal metal housing is suppose be facing out -Smooth rounded edge or how I put them in with the raised sealed edge facing out ? I dont think I can remove them without damaging them. I'll have to use modern Lip seals If they need to come out. Found some photos of the outer bearings and seals before I removed them . Looks like the inner seals had failed flooding the bearings and brg grease with differential lube. I'll post those separately so I
  4. Yes he is Still doing "early" Chrysler parts Mostly pre 1930. Jay Astheimer , cell (610) 462-3631, astheime@ptd.net, Cricket
  5. Thanks Viv. I certainly did not know that tip. They would have burnt out. About how much gear oil on the new seals ? Like soak it good all around the perimeter of the felt untill its saturated ? Sorry I have no experience with felt seals only lip seals, rubber and cork gskts. Glad you like the wrench. I have a good friend that is a retired Tool & Die and prototype machinist that still works from his home shop. He is a great resource, key member of our local AACA region here in north Florida, and active with the national meets. It feels good to finally get back on this car
  6. Well folks obviously my memory is fading,;, Went down to the garage to take some photos and take a look at the axel tubes and the front end of the differential. Inner seals I installed are NOT modern day lip seals . They are Victor #14902 felt seals enclosed in a all metal housing. Photos attached showing the seal and the threaded screw-in bearing cup hub and the special spanner wrench that was made for those hubs so that I could remove them after many years. What do yall think about these old style seals ? They are never used and in excellent condition. I have tried this week to
  7. Thanks to both your replys. Both shafts are out of the original differential to the car. There are no numbers stamped on the axles , Both are the same lengths, The axle tubes do have the screw in knotched flange hubs that hold the bearing cups and felt grease seals. Question: The Oils seals that I was supplied and installed are spring loaded lip seals, It is the modern replacement but will they hold up and is it the best thing to to be using ? Cricket KJ Lake CIty, FL
  8. Sorry, mine is a 2 Door 5 passenger Coach . there are 2 single front seats, The wood framing is different. Cricket
  9. Will this work for Bypass only oil filter system - 1925/26 218 cu inch 6 Cyliner ? Cricket
  10. i pulled both rear axles out about three years ago to replace all the seals and bearings . I pulled a novice mistake - didnt mark on them left and right. They look identical.Both look to be in very good shape. One has some slight wear on the spline end- a little more than the other one, No rolled edges on either one. I have no experience with rear ends other than changing axle shaft bearings and grease seals. The cover is off the rear end. and I have made a new cork gasket. Driveshaft has not been removed. (2) Questions - 1. Does it make any difference which shaft is le
  11. Viv Is a Tourer the same thing as a Roadster or a Phaeton ? Cricket KJ
  12. Glad you made it thru all the turmoil -both Nam and your aftermath. Thumbs Up,Affirm. Cricket JKJ
  13. I wasnt born until 62 so I was only 10 in 72 when things were pretty much winding down.My father was a flight engineer on a B24 bomber flying missions over Germany towards the end of WWII. When he came home to Jacksonville FL he went to work for the US Navy for 40 yrs repairing aircraft and worked his way up. He was transferred around a good bit and sometimes we lived on the navy base where he was stationed or in the local community with military families living all around us, We were taught to respect our country, our flag and most of all the military servicemen and th
  14. THANK YOU SHARING THIS .It is very moving. My Heart goes out to ALL of the law enforcement officers across our nation. Every day these brave men and women with a sense of duty and pride for their city, state, and nation, go to off work putting their selves in harms way. They all just want to do their job to keep all of us across this nation for our freedoms, safety, and that people follow the rules. These gallant folks expect to go home to their families and friends every day. Alot of them dont make it. Thanks to all of you brave folks that serve or have served ! Kelly Jordan Lak
  15. The Exhaust/intake manifold is is not correct for a 1925/1926 Crylser six - they don't have the upward curl and flat area over the end exhaust port like both of these in photos. The manifold is more or less straight across and turns 90 deg into the #1 exhaust port. Cricket
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