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PIT MAN ARM RUBBER SEAL
#1
runninpony 
Hi everyone,
My original pit man arm rubber seal (my car has power steering) is totally dried up and cracked severely. I was able to find an original seal online for a good junk of change. But the new seal looks a hair smaller than my old seal. The seller mentioned his seal is for manual steering, but will fit and work with power steering equipped cars. The new seal also looks a bit different around the top where the lip or collar isn't flat like my old one. The new seal will eventually flatten out when it is installed. They both have identical part numbers on them. It's a bit confusing...can someone shed some light on this? Thanks for your input!
Old seal on the left, new seal on the right in the picture!


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(03-12-2017, 06:23 AM)NOT A T5 Wrote: Hi everyone,
My original pit man arm rubber seal (my car has power steering) is totally dried up and cracked severely. I was able to find an original seal online for a good junk of change. But the new seal looks a hair smaller than my old seal. The seller mentioned his seal is for manual steering, but will fit and work with power steering equipped cars. The new seal also looks a bit different around the top where the lip or collar isn't flat like my old one. The new seal will eventually flatten out when it is installed. They both have identical part numbers on them. It's a bit confusing...can someone shed some light on this? Thanks for your input!
Old seal on the left, new seal on the right in the picture!

 I have the same thing. My car originally had manual steering, but I converted it to power. I noticed that both pitman arms had the same rubber seal and both were cracked. When I rebuilt the PS box, I also needed a new pitman arm, but I could not find a new rubber seal. The new arms are sold with a felt ring, which is pretty cheap even on a Rare Parts pitman arm.
I tried to glue the seals I have, but even with a special adhesive, it was not very successful. I too need a new one, but I don't see any reproduced. Is your seal a genuine NOS part? PM me with the details if you would.
Thanks and I hope this has helped.
Geoff.
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#3
runninpony 
(03-12-2017, 09:01 AM)Stanglover Wrote:
(03-12-2017, 06:23 AM)NOT A T5 Wrote: Hi everyone,
My original pit man arm rubber seal (my car has power steering) is totally dried up and cracked severely. I was able to find an original seal online for a good junk of change. But the new seal looks a hair smaller than my old seal. The seller mentioned his seal is for manual steering, but will fit and work with power steering equipped cars. The new seal also looks a bit different around the top where the lip or collar isn't flat like my old one. The new seal will eventually flatten out when it is installed. They both have identical part numbers on them. It's a bit confusing...can someone shed some light on this? Thanks for your input!
Old seal on the left, new seal on the right in the picture!

 I have the same thing. My car originally had manual steering, but I converted it to power. I noticed that both pitman arms had the same rubber seal and both were cracked. When I rebuilt the PS box, I also needed a new pitman arm, but I could not find a new rubber seal. The new arms are sold with a felt ring, which is pretty cheap even on a Rare Parts pitman arm.
I tried to glue the seals I have, but even with a special adhesive, it was not very successful. I too need a new one, but I don't see any reproduced. Is your seal a genuine NOS part? PM me with the details if you would.
Thanks and I hope this has helped.
Geoff.

Hi Stanglover,
Yes the new seal is a NOS genuine Ford part. The flange on top looks different (the part on the right) but should flatten out when it is installed. These seal are being reproduced if you want to go that route. Virginia Classic Mustang Inc have them listed...their part number is SU-1651 and costs a mere $4.95 I hope this helps anybody out who are in need of this part! "OLD MUSTANGS NEVER DIE THEY JUST GO FASTER"!


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(03-12-2017, 09:25 AM)NOT A T5 Wrote:
(03-12-2017, 09:01 AM)Stanglover Wrote:
(03-12-2017, 06:23 AM)NOT A T5 Wrote: Hi everyone,
My original pit man arm rubber seal (my car has power steering) is totally dried up and cracked severely. I was able to find an original seal online for a good junk of change. But the new seal looks a hair smaller than my old seal. The seller mentioned his seal is for manual steering, but will fit and work with power steering equipped cars. The new seal also looks a bit different around the top where the lip or collar isn't flat like my old one. The new seal will eventually flatten out when it is installed. They both have identical part numbers on them. It's a bit confusing...can someone shed some light on this? Thanks for your input!
Old seal on the left, new seal on the right in the picture!

 I have the same thing. My car originally had manual steering, but I converted it to power. I noticed that both pitman arms had the same rubber seal and both were cracked. When I rebuilt the PS box, I also needed a new pitman arm, but I could not find a new rubber seal. The new arms are sold with a felt ring, which is pretty cheap even on a Rare Parts pitman arm.
I tried to glue the seals I have, but even with a special adhesive, it was not very successful. I too need a new one, but I don't see any reproduced. Is your seal a genuine NOS part? PM me with the details if you would.
Thanks and I hope this has helped.
Geoff.

Hi Stanglover,
Yes the new seal is a NOS genuine Ford part. The flange on top looks different (the part on the right) but should flatten out when it is installed. These seal are being reproduced if you want to go that route. Virginia Classic Mustang Inc have them listed...their part number is SU-1651 and costs a mere $4.95 I hope this helps anybody out who are in need of this part! "OLD MUSTANGS NEVER DIE THEY JUST GO FASTER"!
 Thanks for that info. I'll check that out. NPD don't or didn't have them when I needed one. They may now though.
 You'll be fine with the NOS seal, but hopefully the rubber is still good.
Edit note: I just found that this seal is listed as a 67-70 and it is in NPD's catalog. It is used on the 71-73, so why are they not listed as such?
Again, thanks for your info, that helps me too.
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#5
For information: This is the original seal off my current '71 vert restoration... Look familiar?


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runninpony 
(03-12-2017, 05:36 PM)Pastel Blue Wrote: For information: This is the original seal off my current '71 vert restoration... Look familiar?

Yep, looks just like my old seal which has the same part number on it. The new seal I purchased has the same part number but looks slightly different. Thanks though!
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(03-12-2017, 05:43 PM)NOT A T5 Wrote:
(03-12-2017, 05:36 PM)Pastel Blue Wrote: For information: This is the original seal off my current '71 vert restoration... Look familiar?

Yep, looks just like my old seal which has the same part number on it. The new seal I purchased has the same part number but looks slightly different. Thanks though!

 I'm thinking that the old ones are stretched as they do need to be tight over the lip of the pitman arm, so that is why they may look different.
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Confirming what has already been said... The top on your new seal looks different than the two seals I have.  Are the revision numbers the same on both? The part number for the seal in the picture below is: C4ZA-3A196-A
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runninpony 
(03-13-2017, 10:09 AM)rackerm Wrote: Confirming what has already been said... The top on your new seal looks different than the two seals I have.  Are the revision numbers the same on both? The part number for the seal in the picture below is: C4ZA-3A196-A
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That is my point! They both have the SAME part number on them but the new seal on the right in my picture looks slightly different and looks a hair smaller than my old seal on the left.


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(03-12-2017, 06:23 AM)NOT A T5 Wrote: Hi everyone,
My original pit man arm rubber seal (my car has power steering) is totally dried up and cracked severely. I was able to find an original seal online for a good junk of change. But the new seal looks a hair smaller than my old seal. The seller mentioned his seal is for manual steering, but will fit and work with power steering equipped cars. The new seal also looks a bit different around the top where the lip or collar isn't flat like my old one. The new seal will eventually flatten out when it is installed. They both have identical part numbers on them. It's a bit confusing...can someone shed some light on this? Thanks for your input!
Old seal on the left, new seal on the right in the picture!

Hi NotAT5, Just wondering how this seal worked out in the end?

Cheers
George

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