I just received--for my 1951 Chevy 216 bellhousing--a rubber Clutch Fork
Boot, part number 90-525 from Chevy Duty. (Cost: just under $9.00.)
It looks good. It seems to fit. When I held it up to the clutch fork opening
in the bellhousing this afternoon, it looked like I may have to install the
boot before the clutch fork. (The clutch fork is in.) It was late in the day,
the time when I have been known to ruin parts and my own disposition, so I
decided to sleep on it overnight and see how things look in the morning--or,
An observation: the opening for this boot on my 1951 Chevy 216 bellhousing
seems smaller than similar openings on 1960 Chevy 235 bellhousings. My 216,
it came to me, had no boot. My 235 had a canvas-on-wire-frame boot--rotten
beyond recognition. If I were ordering the part, I'd check with a Chevy Duty
technical person to make sure I had the correct part.
If you need my rantings and ravings after trying to fit the new part, let me
know and I'll fill you in--though I may need a day or two to translate my @*&
%#\$s into English or something else recognizable as language.
1951 Chevy 3100
In a message dated 9/11/04 7:13:52 PM Central Daylight Time,
> Subj:[oletrucks] throw out arm boot
> Date:9/11/04 7:13:52 PM Central Daylight Time
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> What do you use to keep the elements from getting into the clutch and
> flywheel through the gap in the bell housing for the clutch/throw out arm. I
> assume there was some sort of leather boot that was used originally. Is
> there a replacement available or even a rubber replacement, or do you just
> leave it open?
> Has anyone made one? Willing to share either the patterns or a description?
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