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Hotrod Lincoln #1477615 Mon Dec 05 2022 01:08 PM
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'Bolter
Originally Posted by Hotrod Lincoln
Get a piece of square rubber O ring material and cut it at a 45 degree angle, then wrap it tight around the torque tube and trim it to fit. Super glue the ends together. Then tighten the gland nut. No need to dismantle anything.
Jerry

Jerry, would silicone sealant or RTV gasket maker work there?


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Challenger Pilot #1477620 Mon Dec 05 2022 02:32 PM
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Try a rubber ring from a oil filter they are square I will take a look as I have my tube ball off the truck and get you a few pictures.

klhansen #1477621 Mon Dec 05 2022 02:39 PM
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Please refresh my memory, is there a seperate fill plug for the ball joint and transmission? I thought after the Initial ball joint fill that the transmission fluid kept the ball joint filled. Thanks.


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Challenger Pilot #1477635 Mon Dec 05 2022 03:49 PM
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There is an O-ring that may help. I have not used it but I believe it was mentioned in this forum a while back. P/N National 327, outside diameter 2-1/8" inside diameter 1-3/4" thickness 3/16". Hope that helps. Ed


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Challenger Pilot #1477638 Mon Dec 05 2022 03:54 PM
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In case anyone missed the link, the manual is available and it's free.
Adding lubricant is mentioned here:
http://chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com/shop/1948_51truck/51ctsm0713.htm

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Challenger Pilot #1477641 Mon Dec 05 2022 03:59 PM
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Here are some pictures ,papa 52 there is a small plug to fill the ball and a plug on the side of the tranny,mine is a sm420.you can see the small pug in the picture.the gaskets to the left are old oil filter gaskets you would need two to make up the thickness of the origional.the origional looks to be a combo of different material .

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KEVINSKI #1477642 Mon Dec 05 2022 04:05 PM
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THANKS! Will check.


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Otto Skorzeny #1477648 Mon Dec 05 2022 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Otto Skorzeny
Jerry, would silicone sealant or RTV gasket maker work there?

Not unless you have some way to mold it into a perfect circle the proper diameter and thickness. Then it would still have to be cut and spliced unless you're going to disassemble the ball joint.

I've seen attempts made to replace that seal with the graphite-impregnated string used for water pump packing, usually unsuccessfully.
Jerry


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Challenger Pilot #1477661 Mon Dec 05 2022 05:53 PM
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Here's another possibility- - - - -put the joint at the top so the seal prevents a seep leak at the bottom. 6MM or maybe 8MM should be about right. 1 meter (3 feet) should be a lifetime supply.

www.ebay.com/itm/144002221038? [ebay.com]

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papas52 #1477662 Mon Dec 05 2022 05:58 PM
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This is what I am referring to. The only way I see to access the ball joint plug is from the top thru the hump cover.

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