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gould
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posted April 05, 2004 05:55 PM
i questioned these when i put my car together and after one night they are leaking, right side more of course, are these pretty easy to change? they seem like they would be. what are some tips you can give me so i wont mess em up? ford 9 inch, non floater small bearings. thanks in advance. Ted

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backwoodsracer
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posted April 05, 2004 06:48 PM
yep, the stock seal. i didnt think it would be too difficult. i also heard that roll bar padding will keep the rear end fluid where it belongs.

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eaton89
Member
posted April 05, 2004 09:05 PM
Ha Gould, does that roll bar padding go in the tube next to the carrier(right side)to keep fluid in the gear area. Does this work , has anyone tried this and does it work.


hughes
Member
posted April 06, 2004 06:17 AM
We make a large washer to fit in the axel tube by the chunck. Weld it in with a hole big enough for the axel to fit through it (knotch it for oil to flow back to the chunck if it gets by). This is not a cure all but it helps with the sloshing effect of going into the corner. But this is more of a winter project. Another thing is to make sure you polish the axel where the seal contacts the axel to keep from eating the rubber up.


Raz_900
Member
posted April 06, 2004 07:57 AM
Depends on the bearing used though. I found that the axles that took the internal seal (as described above) are a slightly different size that the other axles that take the tapered bearing and seal on the outside of the axle. If memory serves, the seperate seal in the housing axle is 1.531" and the axle that takes a seal pressed on behind the bearing is 1.562". So they're not interchangable.


Road52
Member
posted April 06, 2004 03:27 PM
We use something like rollbar padding...but its different from the padding...its more dense and it has like a white powder/dust on it. It also has centered hole. The instructions say to soak it in motor oil before slipping it in the axel tube. I have never seen it advertised. Its called an "AXEL SLUG". We got ours from Buddy Hopson Racing (423-581-5769) Seems to work fine.


Dixon
Member
posted April 06, 2004 03:58 PM
I get a lot of my parts from Buddy, he's a real good guy. Road52, you in East TN?


gould
Member
posted April 06, 2004 05:11 PM
just got rearend apart and the seals were trashed. thanks for the input, ill take it from here. ted

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Road52
Member
posted April 06, 2004 09:24 PM
Dixon...used to be. I am from Morristown. Been out in Texas for 7 years now...but I get everything from Buddy. Going to Morristown in May to pick up a Modified chassis from him.
Good hearing from somebody back home.


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