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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! 
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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.

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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.

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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.

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