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?
I can only assume that you are an accomplished welder and machinist. Once you get your new seal, you can machine to fit. No point in asking for dimension. You surely won't start maching without the item in hand.
You may get many suggestions here and many may be to start shopping for a shell and a primary inner.
With what I see, if you decide to keep what you have and try to make it work, you'll still be spinning the chamber of that revolver. Then again you may have the expertise to pull it off.
One more thing to check is the o.d. of the mainshaft where the sleeve gear rides. If out of spec, your clutch wobble/slop will still be there even with new bushings.
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