Hello all ...
Took a l o n g hiatus over the winter. The roadster is back in the garage, ready for another summer of light work on it! Working on the radiator and fan assembly rebuild now, as mine had the old 'teens' version, with a small pulley and thin blades.
What gasket material is/can be used between the fan blades and the pully/'bearing' assymbly? Can cork sheet material be used?
Yes. Either, but I prefer the sheet material because it does not crush or tear as easily I had a leftover valve cover gasket of the sheet material that I used to make a lot of smaller gaskets from, including the fan pulley/reservoir gaskets for my '26 fan assembly. Worked like a charm. Jim Patrick
Cardboard from the back of a tablet or shoe box should work fine.
Small pulley tell me it's the riveted style, or did you mean the crankshaft pulley is small?
Sorry ... a re-read shows my text not very clear! The fan assymbly that WAS on my '24 was apparently the wrong one, as it did have the riveted blades, and a small pulley .... as well as a cracked blade. Someone saw a photo I had posted for something else and suggested I removed it STAT!... SO I did, and ran without a fan at all (was fall and pretty cool). I just got a used proper assembly and am refurbishing it. I pushed the bushings out and reversed them, and ready to put back on.
I had some cork sheeting, but thought it might be too thick. Such cardboard should be in ready supply around here! :-) It just has to keep the grease from flying out. I hadn't thought of that!
Ok that should work.
I would run up to the parts store or garage and get a piece of gasket material. We called it velomoid (sp). It is oil resistant.