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Old 05-16-2005, 06:10 AM
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Successfully fitted the late 87 drum to my early 85 gearbox, all seems to be fine, so thanks to Crosley and others for the advise on the clutch stackup.

I thought I would share this tip with the board for installing the solid Teflon seals onto the input shaft. I used a piece of mylar (removed from the front cover of a computer manual) wrapped around the shaft, this acted as a guide to slip the seals down into position. I still had to make a resizing tool to get the seals back down to size, but certainly cheaper than the $110 for the official tool. I also used the same mylar sheet to guide the pistons into the drum.


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good ideas...

what does the re-seizing tool look like????

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I never seen one, but all I did was make 4" long tube that has an inside diameter of about 1.1" (28mm) with a very generous 'lead' or taper at one end.
You then GENTLY slide it down the shaft over the seals to squash them back down to size. Then use the actual pump over them for a final resize.

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I don't know diddly about automatics, but I have a question. I noticed a little curved piece behind something in your photo. Is it supposed to be there? (red arrow in pic)
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that's part of the 3-4 clutch apply assembly. You can see the whole thing in the top right the first photo in this thread.
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Ahhh, just wondered.
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in the early daze of solid sealing rings, I use the thin metal from a soda pop can whith a small hose clamp to compress the sealing rings
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in the early daze of solid sealing rings, I use the thin metal from a soda pop can whith a small hose clamp to compress the sealing rings
I started out like that also. I got real creative a while back and cut apart a junk stator support and took the metal insert out that the seals actually ride in/on. It has a nice taper on one end so it slips over seals easily with a few seconds of fiddling and it sizes the seals perfectly every time. Cost=$0.00

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