Are "O" ring seals for the pedal shafts worth the effort? How long will they last?
I use them. I think any thing that slows down the leak is better than nothing.
I have them in all my transmissions and feel it is worth the small amount of time it take to install them. Some sealed up better than others but like Jack says any thing that slows it down is better than nothing .
The only problem with adding the O ring seals is that you have to oil the pedal cams.
Thanks to all. Sounds like good advice.
I put them on my latest engine, and think it well worth while......i didn't buy the o-rings from a T supplier, but did buy two new pedal guide cams that bolt to the hogshead. . They are extremely well made reproductions, and very well machined. ( an unusual reproduction part, for sure ! ) I simply countersunk the backside of the new guides, and used a small amount of sealer to hold them in place. As Tony mentioned , some lube is needed to start, but not sure after running awhile. Time will tell.
Mike -- The shaft on the clutch/low gear pedal will be cut off from the oil supply when the O-rings are added. Just drill a 1/8" or 3/16" hole in the top of the boss on the hogshead where that shaft goes through, then you can oil it when you do the brake lever shaft, etc.