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Emu Bird
05-26-2004, 08:02 PM
I purchased a Chicago Rawhide seal 7968 it is not encased in the metal seal. Is the metal seal required for proper operation ? Also has anyone tried the new style pulley puller and how would you rate it? Thanks for the input :D

TbirdSCFan
05-26-2004, 09:05 PM
No, the metal shield is not required. You can tear it off to get the old seal out. The new seal will have a rubber outer coating which works fine. As far as the puller, I used a 3 jaw 5 ton puller because I needed a size that big to reach around to the back of the pulley w/o it sliding off. Be sure to use some thick metal on the back side to spread the pressure points and keep from bending the pulley. Give it some thought beforehand.

Now here's a hint for reinstalling it: heat the pulley in an oven to 200 for 5 minutes first... it will slip right on.

David Neibert
05-27-2004, 12:15 PM
7968 is the viton seal and is better than the original.

David