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Re: [oletrucks] throw out arm boot

To: wschick1@twcny.rr.com, oletrucks@autox.team.net
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] throw out arm boot
From: Cadamsarch@aol.com
Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2004 21:53:33 EDT
Hello OleTruckers,

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, 
perhaps, afternoon.

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. 


Culver Adams
1951 Chevy 3100
In a message dated 9/11/04 7:13:52 PM Central Daylight Time, 
wschick1@twcny.rr.com writes:

> Subj:[oletrucks] throw out arm boot
> Date:9/11/04 7:13:52 PM Central Daylight Time
> From:    wschick1@twcny.rr.com (William Schickling)
> Sender:    owner-oletrucks@autox.team.net
> Reply-to:    wschick1@twcny.rr.com (William Schickling)
> To:    oletrucks@autox.team.net (Oletrucks)
> List,
> 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?
> Thanks.

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