Rear Axle Seals and Shims 1932 Auburn

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10 Jul 2018 19:10 - 10 Jul 2018 19:28 #34943 by ttcinc
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Could someone help me out with my rear axle seals? I am doing my brakes and I have a lot of grease in the drums. So I took apart the rear brake plate assembly and found some shims and a tattered seal. Is this supposed to be a leather seal or rubber? Can it be replaced with a lip seal? The shims I imagine are to set the axle bearing thrust play. Does anyone know the spec in axle thrust so I can make sure it is shimmed right? Thank you for all your help.
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11 Jul 2018 03:57 - 11 Jul 2018 03:58 #34952 by mikespeed35
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The specs. for the 35-36 Auburn are .003 to .005 end play measured with a dial indicator. Don't know if it is the same for 32. I measured the bore and housing size and used a lip seal. You may have to fabricate a collar for the OD. Both sides do not have the same size on my car so be sure and measure both.
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11 Jul 2018 11:51 #34954 by ttcinc
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Thank you for the Info. I'm going to make a new part to retain the Lip seal. I think 005 would work on the end play. This I believe is for Expansion when the rear end gets warm so a few thou loose would be better than tight.

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12 Jul 2018 03:20 #34955 by mikespeed35
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The manual says anything more than .005 should be tightened up.
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