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Made a small amount of progress.
Posted by: Demon-Xanth ()
Date: December 25, 2017 02:18PM

Got the trans pulled, the seal was torn, minor scaring on the input shaft, OD on the seal surface measures 0.7050", any idea how much this can be polished down to? The bad news though, a crack on the throw out bearing shaft going back about an inch.





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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/25/2017 02:26PM by Demon-Xanth.

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Re: Made a small amount of progress.
Posted by: steve c goodman ()
Date: December 25, 2017 02:31PM

Polishing the seal surface down just depends on how deep the scratches are. I just measured one when I read your post a minute ago and it measured .701".

In regard to the cut seal, when you re-install the input shaft place some grease on the splined end going into transmission, this will lubricate the seal as the shaft slides through.

Probably bad news is the release bearing shaft needs replacing, a crack that long will continue to leak. I doubt any 'quick fix' such as JB Weld will be a permanent repair. I suppose weld/braze might work, I wouldn't want to offer it as a long time fix however. You are in Frank Duvall country, time to call him.

best wishes, Steve
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Re: Made a small amount of progress.
Posted by: Demon-Xanth ()
Date: December 27, 2017 03:03PM

Well, I managed to pull a good one out of my spare but needing rebuilding diff!

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Re: Made a small amount of progress.
Posted by: Demon-Xanth ()
Date: December 29, 2017 02:22PM

After looking at it closer, the one from my parts diff is actually a Clark's machined piece. I made some marks on the adjuster rings with a center punch, knocked the cracked one out, and installed the good one with a slide hammer. Put it back together and it actually feels right still! Next thing to do is to untweak the shift rod.

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Re: Made a small amount of progress.
Posted by: 63turbo ()
Date: December 29, 2017 02:36PM

I've broken 2 of the stock ones over the years that I remember... Those machined ones are SLICK!

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Re: Made a small amount of progress.
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: December 29, 2017 02:53PM

All the Clark's ones I've seen are machined for two seals and that is all I see in their catalog. Really nice. The seal surface on that shaft looks good in the picture.

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Re: Made a small amount of progress.
Posted by: Demon-Xanth ()
Date: December 29, 2017 03:49PM


Just a little bit of difference!

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Re: Made a small amount of progress.
Posted by: Wagon Master ()
Date: December 29, 2017 04:08PM

FYI, I've been putting 2 seals in the stock snouts since 1975. Never a leak.

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Re: Made a small amount of progress.
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: December 29, 2017 04:12PM

That's it! A fellow club member used to make those, he worked at the machine shop that produced them for Clark's.

Glad you are making progress, Rick!smileys with beer

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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Re: Made a small amount of progress.
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: December 29, 2017 07:20PM

Good progress. Ill be doing that soon also.

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Re: Made a small amount of progress.
Posted by: Demon-Xanth ()
Date: January 05, 2018 01:38PM

I got the seals in putting the shaft back in, can't get it to line up well... and then my seal issue starts to make itself clear. My '61 3 speed input shaft has a bend in it. As I turn it I can see about 0.1" of runout. That was tearing up the other seals.

'vairless. But not forever.
Cars need to drive to be alive. One that never leaves the garage may be perfect, but dead.

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Re: Made a small amount of progress.
Posted by: steve c goodman ()
Date: January 05, 2018 01:50PM

Apparently resetting your ring/pinion pattern
and bearing pre-loads went well, that is good.

Should be together quickly now.

best wishes, Steve
Rear Engine Spec. Inc. Golden, Colo.

1962 spyder 3.0L turbo---1965 Crown V8
1967 monza 110/4---1968 monza 110/4
1971 amante gt 110/4
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Re: Made a small amount of progress.
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: January 05, 2018 03:01PM

Rick, I might have an early 3 speed input shaft.

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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Re: Made a small amount of progress.
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: January 05, 2018 05:02PM

You should be able to fix that and verify with a dial indicator.

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Re: Made a small amount of progress.
Posted by: Huntsville ()
Date: January 05, 2018 05:21PM

Good deal, looks like you have your oil leaks sorted out. I have been chasing a differential leak for 3 years now. Fortunately, mine is minimal, a half pint every 3K miles.



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Huntsville, Al
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Re: Made a small amount of progress.
Posted by: Demon-Xanth ()
Date: January 05, 2018 05:56PM

Mine was up to a pint per trip to the store. I had to fill the diff three times and the gas once this year.

'vairless. But not forever.
Cars need to drive to be alive. One that never leaves the garage may be perfect, but dead.

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Re: Made a small amount of progress.
Posted by: Demon-Xanth ()
Date: January 05, 2018 06:08PM

joelsplace Wrote:
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> You should be able to fix that and verify with a
> dial indicator.


I figured the next step is to take it into work where I have a 18*24 surface plate to figure out where it's bent and how much exactly. From there I can talk to the mechanical techs to see what they got to work with.

'vairless. But not forever.
Cars need to drive to be alive. One that never leaves the garage may be perfect, but dead.

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Re: Made a small amount of progress.
Posted by: Demon-Xanth ()
Date: April 01, 2018 10:31AM

I finally got it out for a test drive. Managed to go somewhere without leaving streaks and a superfund site behind. Down to just the small oil leaks normally associated with old cars, and some newer ones. I can live with that. A sticky throttle and a not-sticky rear view are the biggest mechanical issues now.

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Cars need to drive to be alive. One that never leaves the garage may be perfect, but dead.

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Re: Made a small amount of progress.
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: April 01, 2018 11:13AM

So close!! and those other leaks are usually easy to fix.. but hard to find!!





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Re: Made a small amount of progress.
Posted by: Don1963 ()
Date: April 01, 2018 05:04PM

I am about to put in the seal on the input shaft. Can you tell me more about doubling them up?

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