1959 Scotsman. I'm looking for the cork seal on the rear

1959 Scotsman. I'm looking for the cork seal on the rear

Keith Mifflin
Keith Mifflin

April 16th, 2012, 11:06 pm #1

end that goes between the bearing and the backing plate (not the inner oil seal) part number 191023. No one seems to have one is there a replacement or do I have to use my old one?

Keith
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Skip Lackie
Skip Lackie

April 17th, 2012, 9:04 pm #2

I had the same problem and got some good advice on the SDC website. First of all, although the parts book shows them as separate parts, the aftermarket replacements had the cork oil seal already installed in the 193049 housing. These are routinely offered for sale on ebay for between $50-80 a pair. I don't see how you could get that cork ring into the housing without breaking it anyway.

But I also got other advice. It turns out that the felt crankshaft oil seal from the timing gear cover of a Champion 6 is the right size and with care, can be stuffed into that groove. I don't have access to my parts book at the moment, but perhaps someone else can jump in here with the part number.

Word of advice: if you choose to buy the completely assembled aftermarket cork oil seals, soak each one over night in water, then very gently install it on the axle and let it dry out there. 60-year old cork is very brittle.
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Keith Mifflin
Keith Mifflin

April 18th, 2012, 1:14 am #3

and it looks like Studebaker International has them.

Thanks bunches Skip!
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Keith Mifflin
Keith Mifflin

April 27th, 2012, 1:16 pm #4

I had the same problem and got some good advice on the SDC website. First of all, although the parts book shows them as separate parts, the aftermarket replacements had the cork oil seal already installed in the 193049 housing. These are routinely offered for sale on ebay for between $50-80 a pair. I don't see how you could get that cork ring into the housing without breaking it anyway.

But I also got other advice. It turns out that the felt crankshaft oil seal from the timing gear cover of a Champion 6 is the right size and with care, can be stuffed into that groove. I don't have access to my parts book at the moment, but perhaps someone else can jump in here with the part number.

Word of advice: if you choose to buy the completely assembled aftermarket cork oil seals, soak each one over night in water, then very gently install it on the axle and let it dry out there. 60-year old cork is very brittle.
I got the felt seals and then dug out the old cork ones. Putting in the new felt seals turned out to be a fair abount of work but I did get them in. Thanks so much for the tip!
Keith
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