I have had oil leaks from the hogshead and in particular the clutch shaft on my T for years. Have gotten used to explaining that the drips on the pavement in the parking lot are actually a good sign ... that I still have oil. 😀
But I recently found a very nice hogshead with much less wear on the clutch shaft opening. I have decided to rebuild it this winter with all new shafts and O rings on the reverse and low gear as many have done on the forum.
Am curious what the conventional wisdom is for that pesky clutch shaft. Have seen the use of retaining springs on the shaft pressing O rings against the inside of the housing. Anyone with experience with that modification? Doesn't look like enough room for the installation of a bushing and / or a modern seal.
Interestingly when I added a smiling Emoji at the end of that first paragraph .... it came out as a series of numbers.
I went with the washer aginst the forks, spring, cap like used on the Ruckstel shift lever seal and a felt or soft rubber seal washer on the last one I did.
Mark, watch this video.