I just installed some of these today. Took me all afternoon, what a bitch to get in. I used them in the early '60s, and didn't have a leak for over 30 years, so, I thought I'd try them again. Any one else using these?
Depending on what the person wants I still install the Felt sometimes. I have some special tools that helps, but its still a lot of work. I used the new neopreme in all of mine.
Yep, I'm trying three felts per side, then neoprene. That should outlast me.
All I know is they're also a bitch to get out! Unfortunately my '15 came with only one rather than the prescribed three, which is no doubt why I had a persistent oil leak, even with the modern outer seal. So after an hour or more and some religion fighting with it, I finally got it out, put in the neoprene, put my modern outer seal back on, no more leaks. Don't think I'll ever mess with felt again. JMHO
Lol hey Larry don't sugar coat it, tell us how you really feel. =)
I have the modern roller bearings and they use a big fat O-ring. If anything is getting by the inners it's being caught by the big fat o-ring on the outers.
Just out of curiosity, how do you install the felts? Seems like a medium sized piece of PVC that fits inside the tube rivets but over the axle would be the ticket.
I just worked them in with a screwdriver, and a wooden piece of dowel stock. I also used a small piece of dowel stock through the hole to keep it centered. I have NOS Ford script roller bearings and sleeves and axles to complete the job. I put two in each housing.
I think the book says up to 3 as needed. I myself will need to go back and check as the leak on one side is back so I may need the 3 on that side (left?) in my case.
I tried to install them. I ran out of cuss words so stopped trying to put them in.
What is the best way to put these in? There must be a good way of doing it. I struggle for a long time every time I do it.
Has anybody tried my idea of using a hefty piece of PVC?
I used them in my T coated them with orange RTV sealer, rubbed it into each one really good put them on wax paper to set up, installed them I never seen any seepage or signs of oil leaks at all from either side from then on.