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Torque tube bell gasket ?
#1124532 Wed Sep 16 2015 10:09 PM
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Don't really know if that's what it's called but the one I put in mine keep tearing and leak. They seem to all be made of cork which is preformed into a bell shape and my wrench said he doesn't know if anyone makes these out of better material. Hopefully someone here will know.

I did a search and found some info but it sounded like guys were talking about a different part and pics posted or linked to didn't show any bell shaped preformed gasket.

I have to have mine replaced every several months. Can't afford to convert to open drive line.

Thanks for any/all replies

Mark


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Re: Torque tube bell gasket ?
Dogface #1124533 Wed Sep 16 2015 10:21 PM
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Is this the gasket?
...pic...

Maybe your mechanic didn't shim it properly?

Re: Torque tube bell gasket ?
Dogface #1124537 Wed Sep 16 2015 10:24 PM
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I havn't actually seen it...described to me by my mechanic, but I know he said it's preformed and made of Cork. Looks to me like a big O ring would do the job ?


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Re: Torque tube bell gasket ?
Dogface #1124545 Wed Sep 16 2015 10:57 PM
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The cork seal that Gus has posted, is a square cross section
when new. After it's been compressed and in service it takes
on sort of a wedge shaped cross section, maybe that's what
he's talking about.
The flange gaskets, which also act as stacking shims, are
available from any one of the antique truck vendors or any
auto parts should be able to get them also.

dg

Re: Torque tube bell gasket ?
Dogface #1124554 Wed Sep 16 2015 11:22 PM
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I wish I personally knew more but I don't. All I can say is that he said it's preformed into a bell shape. He's not a newbie at working on these old trucks so I don't think he's missing the boat. He just said they are preformed cork and that the cork gets worn by the movement of the truck's suspension flexing etc. I can understand that being the case and the soft cork getting torn or worn thru.

I did search thru some of my catalogs online and didn't find any thing that I thought looked like what he said. I know a guy in Oregon who resto's these...likely he has a source. Dr. J wink who is part owner of The Filling Station


Mark
1949 Chevy 1/2-Ton
Lucielle
Name after my Uncle's Wife..

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Re: Torque tube bell gasket ?
Dogface #1124567 Thu Sep 17 2015 12:29 AM
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Here are the gaskets and shims that come in the kit

...pic...

The metal rings in that pic do Not come in the kit

If your ball gasket is getting eaten up from driving then its probably to tight, instructions are in the shop manual for proper play.

Re: Torque tube bell gasket ?
Dogface #1124570 Thu Sep 17 2015 12:43 AM
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OK...got it. It's the cork one. I'll pass this along to him for future reference. Still, I wonder why no one makes that cork gasket out of a more substantial material...


Mark
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Re: Torque tube bell gasket ?
Dogface #1124571 Thu Sep 17 2015 12:55 AM
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Simply because the cork seal has worked for around 80 years
now, when properly installed.
Denny Graham
Sandwich, IL

Re: Torque tube bell gasket ?
Dogface #1124576 Thu Sep 17 2015 01:12 AM
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I get it. I had thought that everyone had problems like I do.


Mark
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Re: Torque tube bell gasket ?
Dogface #1124593 Thu Sep 17 2015 02:43 AM
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I put some gooey Lucas oil on mine to allow it to slide into position. I think that helped a lot. I was thinking that dry it might stick and partially rip.


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