I'm progressing (slowly) with my TR3 rear axle reassembly, and hit a
stumbling block this evening - I cannot get my rear axle seals to go
in. These are the ones that go in the axle tube, not the hub bearing
I have a tool like the one shown in the workshop/Bentley manuals -
it's essentially a thick plastic disc bolted onto a metal driver
handle you pound on with a hammer. On both sides, it insisted on
pushing the oil seal in cockeyed. I tried correcting a little too
violently with a wood block, and while that did not work, I am now
going to need two new oil seals as I managed to smash the faces on
both of them!
Does anyone have any tricks to getting these things in?
I am envisioning trying a tool made from piece of bar stock with a
couple holes drilled in to match two holes on the axle tube flange, a
couple of bolts, and a large socket. I could pull it into place, and
if it started going cockeyed I could rotate my tool to a better
position and try again.
Any other idea welcomed!
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Dan Buettner - Des Moines, Iowa - mailto:email@example.com
1957 TR3, TS15098L 'O' - awaiting owner's time and money.
1977 Spitfire, FM64159U 'O' - in storage.
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