FastFred wrote:Thanks Hobot. The pictures are misleading. All that I can see is the outer spacer (29 in picture on Oldbritts) next to the mainshaft bearing, no seal. Anyway the felt seal sits between the two thin plates outboard of the sprocket. I think I am going to have to pull the casing out and reweld a boss back on for the seal aren't I? What is the outer diameter of that seal?
FastFred wrote:Panic over, thanks CheesyKommando et al. That was epoxy or summat else. Will chip off. Would you recommend renewing all bushes and brgs at this stage or be a true Yorshireman (a Scotsman stripped of his generosity) and just replace sleeve bushes, check mainshaft etc?
FastFred wrote:I just pulled the main brg. Loads of crap behind it and the bottom of the outer race ground away about a 1mm deep where the 4th layshaft gear had been running against it...
I can see all the epoxy from the inside but can also see lettering around the outside of the 'thing' holding the seal in. Transpires this is epoxy with the lettering stamped into it (off the mainshaft brg race) which must have happened as the muppet glued the whole thing from the outside against the in-situ main brg, nice! I suspect I don't have a boss on the outside. Am I right in thinking that mainshaft OD (2&1/2") should be stepped to receive the seal which I think is around 55.5mmdia? Will wait for a response before I hit with heat and hammer, thanks
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