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Old 09-18-2020, 01:17 AM   #1
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Question clam shell seal

has anyone used one of the neoprene clam shell seals being offered on ebay anygood or waste of time [dam near daily driver ]:
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Old 09-18-2020, 03:32 AM   #2
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Hi ,
I have used them on two of my vehicles ( 34 and 38 pickups) They worked well for me. Having said that ,I used the traditional seal in my 35 and did 10,000 miles in it without a leak. The cork does work.
On my most recent project ,a 48 Merc, I have used some viton tube I bought on ebay. Not the blue one. Time will tell how that works.
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Old 09-18-2020, 08:00 AM   #3
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I used one on my 40 with no problems in 2017. So far, no problems.
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Old 09-18-2020, 10:54 AM   #4
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I made my own using plastic tubing of the right diameter. I joined the ends together with a small spring that fit snugly inside the tubing. Check to be sure it's oil resistant.
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Old 09-18-2020, 02:33 PM   #5
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I used vacuum hose, put the joint at 12 o'clock. Dawn soap makes it slide together easy
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Old 09-19-2020, 01:37 AM   #6
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ordered it today looks like were going to find out nothing bad so far THANKS all
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Old 09-19-2020, 10:13 AM   #7
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Never used one of those, although it does look easier than the cork. But I’ve never had a problem with cork and a little rtv to join the pieces.
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