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Old 11-27-2021, 05:07 PM   #1
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Hello all———Anyone know who machines sector housing to install needle bearings and grease seal.
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Old 11-27-2021, 06:33 PM   #2
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I do . 510-889-1933 whizzernick
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Old 11-28-2021, 10:32 AM   #3
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I always thought the bronze bushing was still the choice method opposed to the needle bearing?
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Old 11-28-2021, 11:44 AM   #4
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I agree, ford only used the needles one year, there's a reason they got away from it. I have seen the needles leave deep wear marks on the sector shaft of a couple I have torn down
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Old 11-28-2021, 10:49 PM   #5
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I installed a seal in my 32 housing. It was an easy job. I made a dam in the housing and filled the recess with J B Weld. It was machined out to use 1 3/8 by 1 1/8 by 1/8 seal, I did not cut any metal. It never leaked again.
You need a 1 1/8 bar with a tab to hold the housing. Put it in a lathe and cut the seal recess.
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Old 11-28-2021, 11:38 PM   #6
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Old 11-29-2021, 12:08 AM   #7
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Old 11-29-2021, 05:06 PM   #8
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Nicely done! I think I'll explore this concept on a 32 box that I need to rebuild for a friend - might as well seal it up! Did you replace the bushing and then have to ream it for a tight fitment?
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