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brake dust/grease cover question

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Bill Van Dyke, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. Bill Van Dyke
    Joined: May 21, 2008
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    anybody running their early ford brakes without those pesky grease covers inside the backing plates?
     
  2. gas pumper
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    Yup, my brakes don't have them and when I had everything apart. I don't see any problem running them this way. But If I had old leaky seals they would be nice.

    I thought it would have been nice to have them on there, but they weren't there and it's OK.

    You can send me yours :D

    Frank
     
  3. thunderbirdesq
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    They can be a real pain in the arse, that's for sure! Especially if you're running a hoop arm for your steering that needs nuts on the inside. I've had to split them on the top edge and re-tack them together after installation several times. My cars have all had them and I've never seen any appreciable ammount of grease there. I might just leave them off the current project!
     
  4. Bill Van Dyke
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    If I had 'em you could have 'em Frank..Guess nobody repops these. At my age, I doubt I'll wear the seals out!
     
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  5. Dirty Dug
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    They were installed at the factory because back them the axles seals were made of leather. With modern seals they're not necessary.
     
  6. Bill Van Dyke
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    Thar's what I love about old cars..There's probably 100 guys sitting in the garage right now all pissed off staring at the same damn part! Thanks guys
     
  7. if i had them i would use them , if i didn't have any i wouldn't worry about it too much. on my current project i do have a pair so i will be using them. FWIW i see them on ebay sometimes and they usually go cheap
     

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