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GM 14bff

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MagnuM4WD, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. MagnuM4WD

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    Hi! I buy this axle for my Chevy and, after I made some changes, I want to put new gaskets, but I don't know where I can find the gaskets betwen drive shaft and wheel hub?! :confused: I want, if is possible, to buy a new one, not make it by myself... Please, is possible some ideas? :1zhelp: Thanks!

    http://s113.photobucket.com/albums/n221/MagnuM4WD/Axles/GM%2014bff%20rear/

    By the way, I want to replace the steering stabilizer with a hidraulic cylinder (complet kit, with steering gear, power steering pump, presure hose, etc.). I think, in that case, I can reduce the effort on the front end of the frame (I put anyway a repair kit on the chassis). What is your opinion? Thanks again!

    http://s113.photobucket.com/albums/n221/MagnuM4WD/Frame/
     
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    There are no gaskets required on a 14FF. You can get the metal seals for the axle shafts to hub but I have never used them. Just a little RTV works fine.
     
  3. K-5 Bomber

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    While you have the drums/axles off, check the spindle for grooves. There should not be any. If there are, you will need a speedi-sleeve from Napa or another parts supplier. You'll also have to make a tool that will drive it on evenly and apply a coating of RTV to the groove to seal it fully. If you need to do this, let me know & I'll see if I can find the part number I used and describe the tool my dad and I built.
     
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    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]The part number is CR#99282 for a Speedi-Sleeve to fit a 14FF
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    I'm a little confused... you speak about the seal betwen wheel hub and axle, behind inner bearing? I speak about the gasket betwen wheel hub and drive shaft, in front of outer bearing. Item no. 4 from the first picture on this address:
    http://www.pirate4x4.com/tech/billavista/14b_bible/14b.pdf
    My axle don't have it... :confused:
     
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    What is RTV? :confused:
     
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    Silicone to me is something that never dries. I think that most of the USA uses the name like you do. I tend to be backwards on most things related to the english language.
     

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