Current Classifieds

NOS Sedan decklid

Date: 10/23/2019 11:51 am
SVO SWAP
Date: 03/15/2018 03:12 am
1975 Pinto wagon emissions decal wanted
Date: 09/20/2018 11:01 pm
Esslinger 2.0 intake
Date: 03/06/2017 11:58 am
Esslinger 2.0 intake
Date: 03/06/2017 11:58 am
'79 Ford Pinto, Green,

Date: 10/29/2019 11:50 am
Oddsnends
Date: 12/20/2016 10:52 am
Front sway bar frame brackets
Date: 07/13/2017 01:05 am
1972 Pinto for sale

Date: 05/19/2021 12:41 am
t-5 2.3 trans and new flywheel cluch and pressure plate though out bearing for sale
Date: 09/12/2018 04:07 pm
parting out 1975 & 80 pintos
Date: 04/28/2018 04:12 pm
1977 Pinto for parts

Date: 10/10/2018 06:25 pm

Author Topic: Steering Shaft Seal  (Read 563 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline flash041

  • PCCA VIP
  • Pinto Master
  • ***
  • Posts: 902
  • FeedBack: +88/-0
  • Gender: Male

  • Total Badges: 8
    Badges: (View All)
    Tenth year Anniversary Topic Starter Signature Poll Voter Windows User Linux User Mobile User Fifth year Anniversary
Steering Shaft Seal
« on: June 12, 2021, 06:00:30 AM »
Yesterday I fixed the seal on the steering shaft boot. The original seal, part of the boot, has long since disappeared. I simply used an oil seal, slid it into the boot, and used a hose clamp to secure it. No more unwanted heat at my feet! 
1978 Pinto Cruising wagon (I am the original owner ! ) Built Aug 15th 1977 in NJ
1993 Mustang LX 2.3 convertible

Offline oldandcrotchety

  • Pinto Member
  • **
  • Posts: 46
  • FeedBack: +0/-0
  • Gender: Male

  • Total Badges: 5
    Badges: (View All)
    Tenth year Anniversary Topic Starter Poll Voter Windows User Fifth year Anniversary
Re: Steering Shaft Seal
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2021, 10:26:20 AM »
Looks good.  Surprising how some folks can come up with alternative fixes when necessity forces it. Only thing that I have had to work around was the steering rag joint. I bought several that looked real close but not just right until I finally was able to fit up a 70's GM joint from either a camaro or corvette.  Don't remember which it was now though.  Should of went right back and bought another for a spare I guess.

Offline Wittsend

  • Pinto Master
  • *****
  • Posts: 2409
  • FeedBack: +241/-0

  • Total Badges: 8
    Badges: (View All)
    Tenth year Anniversary Mobile User Topic Starter Poll Voter 1000 Posts Linux User Windows User Fifth year Anniversary
Re: Steering Shaft Seal
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2021, 10:39:26 AM »
A perfect fix! And you were astute enough to show the seal number. Thanks for sharing.

 It is amazing what a little thought and searching will do. My Sunbeam Tiger actually had a leather seal that packed into the steering shaft. I found a tapered, accordion style seal that fit the outer housing and just barely touched the actual moving shaft. It was something that was used in the electric power distribution world - of all sources.

Offline Dtmix

  • Pinto Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 255
  • FeedBack: +7/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • Dan and the Orange Blossom (Pinto Squire Wagon)

  • Total Badges: 3
    Badges: (View All)
    Topic Starter Signature Mobile User
Re: Steering Shaft Seal
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2021, 01:13:55 PM »
Creative solution!  Knock on wood, I have been lucky so far with my parts search, but again, none of my searches involved something as obscure as yours.  It is just a matter of when, not if as for having to come up with an alternate solution...so, when that happens, I know exactly who I should ask...It'll be you!  LOL.

Happy Motoring!
Dan
Happy Motoring!
Dan