Go Back   The Ford Barn > General Discussion > Model A (1928-31)

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-12-2020, 01:36 PM   #1
johnbuckley
Senior Member
 
johnbuckley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 1,270
Default U joint felt seals.. how do you fit them?

How do you get these felt seals to fit neatly in the groove of the "clam shells" . The new felts looks far too big and loose in their uncompressed state.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg uj seal.JPG (15.7 KB, 16 views)

Last edited by johnbuckley; 10-12-2020 at 01:49 PM.
johnbuckley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2020, 04:07 PM   #2
Herb Concord Ca
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Concord CA
Posts: 345
Default Re: U joint felt seals.. how do you fit them?

The felt seals should be rectangular not square. The narrowest width should fit into the clam shell slots with a little help.
Herb Concord Ca is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Old 10-12-2020, 06:23 PM   #3
1crosscut
Senior Member
 
1crosscut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska
Posts: 1,460
Default Re: U joint felt seals.. how do you fit them?

I've cut strips of cork gasket material to lay in the groove to take up some of the space making them fit tighter. I use a little bit of silicone gasket maker to stick the cork into the bottom of the groove and a bit of the same to stick the felt to the cork. This makes for a better compression fit when assembled. I do not use the gasket maker on both sides of the felt so it still has the ability to move/slide as needed while going down the road.
__________________
Dave

It'll feel better when it quits hurting.
1crosscut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2020, 08:23 AM   #4
Bob Bidonde
Senior Member
 
Bob Bidonde's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 1,959
Default Re: U joint felt seals.. how do you fit them?

Try soaking the felts in motor oil.
__________________
Bob Bidonde
Bob Bidonde is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2020, 01:29 PM   #5
john charlton
Senior Member
 
john charlton's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 937
Default Re: U joint felt seals.. how do you fit them?

I took the back axle and drive line out of a 29 tudor which had been flooded for a week or so ,halfway up the windshield in fact . The vehicle had been in one family since new and had 76,000 miles on it . It had never been apart I would bet . There was no felt in the clam shell grooves just a tight fitting cork seal . I never have much success with those fluffy felt seals poked prodded greased etc etc etc I tried cork in my 28 phaeton and no leaks (yet !!!)

John in rainswept Suffolk County England .
john charlton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2020, 07:22 AM   #6
Grier
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Topsail Beach, NC
Posts: 23
Default Re: U joint felt seals.. how do you fit them?

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
I have used this. It is working for me. O-ring upgrade.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Model-A-For...AAAOxyY9VRQWmB
Grier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2020, 10:37 AM   #7
DBrer
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: Washington
Posts: 142
Default Re: U joint felt seals.. how do you fit them?

I use the o ring upgrade also and have not had any leaks.
DBrer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:23 PM.