My '27 T has developed a significant oil leak where the low band pedal passes through the transmission case. Lang's lists a set of O-rings for the three pedal shafts. I don't see any grooves for the O-rings, nor have I ever removed one of these pedal shafts. Any tips or instructions as to how to remove the shaft/install the O-ring?
Removal of the low pedal requires removing the cam which is riveted to the pedal shaft. Although you might be able to do that with the transmission cover in place, its not something that I would suggest, as access is very limited.
The other two cams can be removed by simply sliding the pedals out and unbolting them. The O-rings go between the cams and the transmission cover after you add a groove or chamfer to the cam.
Here's a low cost easy fix that worked for me. Clean the area on the hogs head around the shaft thoroughly (carb cleaner spray works well & a light sanding wouldn't hurt either). Lightly oil the shaft. Don't get any oil on the hogs head as Silicone won't stick to it + that's the reason you oil the shaft. Lay out a substantial bead of Silicone completely around the shaft and let it set. You've made your own oil seal. It's flexible and will move with the play in the shaft.
Unless the oil leak is so bad that you have to keep adding oil to the engine, just leave it alone and place a drip pan under the car when parked. Next time you have to remove the hogs head to work on the engine or transmission, you can place the o rings or seal as Charlie B suggests. That is a lot of work just to fix a drip alone.
Charley's idea is a pretty good one I bet will work fairly well. I've found out that all Silicones are not the same. My preference is only use Ultra Black made by Permatex. They have a cheaper one and H/F also sells some stuff but I would not use it. It's only a couple bucks more for the ULTRA. Use it, You'll Like it.
Thanks for the tips. I'll try the silicone idea. Where can I get the Ultra Black?
Any auto store should have Permatex Ultra it is available in a few colors. I have black and red available for projects.
To Charlie B, Thanks again for the tip. I did it and it looks as if it will work. Now all I gotta do is adjust the low band, put the cover and floorboards back in, and it's good to go.
Good idea on the sealer. I thought i had the same issue but mine turned out to be the bendix cover started leaking because the screws had rattled loose. Most things on my 26 rpu were not tight enough when i bought it.Since i went back and tightened everything up. Tim