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Shifter Bezel Shaft Seal
« on: March 29, 2012, 11:07:23 PM »
This is the seal that "wraps" around the shifter shaft inside the car. It is a split seal on the shifter bezel, mounted from inside the bezel, located to the right of the gear indicator. Normally the seal is made of an obsolete type of "rubber" and appears to be melted after sitting in the elements over the years. The rubber is VERY messy and hard to clean up, but once it's clean you will probably find the metal bracket held to the bezel with two rectangular push clips. The metal bracket was apparently what was used to form the seal to the shifter bezel.

I HAVE FOUND A SOURCE FOR A DIRECT PROPER REPLACEMENT!

SSC Enterprises (sscenterprises .com) is a Mustang II parts supplier, but the shifter bezel seal he has listed is the same one used for the Pintos!

I ordered one and received it today. I have it installed on the bezel and it fits PERFECTLY! I will post pictures tomorrow, right now it is to dark to get a good picture.

I will be contacting Scott (the owner of SSC Enterprises) to inform him that it truly does fit, and he will probably be listing it under the "Pinto Parts" section of his site afterwards.
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Re: Shifter Bezel Shaft Seal
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2012, 01:59:42 AM »
Thanks dave, is this for the 4spd or the Auto? I need the seals for the 4 speed

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Re: Shifter Bezel Shaft Seal
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2012, 10:38:37 AM »
It is forthe auto. I didnt know there was one for the 4 speed?
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Re: Shifter Bezel Shaft Seal
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2012, 10:11:34 PM »
Here are some pictures!

1) Bezel before putting the seal in, actually it has looked like this since I got the car.

2) What is left of the old "seal" after cleaning up it's remains. Just the metal brace.

3) This is the new seal, and shouldn't deteriorate like the old one did.

4) The new seal installed from the inside of the bezel
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Re: Shifter Bezel Shaft Seal
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2012, 10:12:49 PM »
5) New seal installed, viewed from above

6) Bezel back in the car

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