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Jim Beckman
03-06-2007, 09:20 AM
1951 Commander

I've got the drive shaft out and on my workbench, ready
to replace all three U-joints and the center support
bearing. Where the two shafts meet at the splined slip
joint, there's a big nut that has, inside it, a grease
seal and a retainer. The grease seal is part #522053,
and I can't find it for sale from any of the usual sources.
I assume it's made of felt or something like that. While
I've got everything apart, I'd like to replace it, but I'm
not going to dig it out if I don't have the replacement on
hand. Probably it wouldn't hurt to just re-use it the way
it is, but I like to replace the little bits whenever I can.
Anybody else been through this?

Jim Beckman
Leonardo, NJ
1951 Commander Starlight

03-06-2007, 12:09 PM
My approach would be to just reuse it.;)

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe