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 Post subject: Rear Axle Bellows Gland
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:30 pm 
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I am about to fit a new bellows type gland into the rear axle input shaft of our Regent V , however the wearing- piece the gland face will run on is worn /scored and the chances of ever finding a replacement would be nil, without any detail of wear limits I was considering re facing the wearing piece on a pane of glass with grinding paste and then shimming the difference. has any one ever carried anything similar or better still know the whereabouts of a replacement.
Peter.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:48 pm 
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Hello Peter.

Ray Trigg had some bellows, but I think they are the rear hub, not the pinion bearing. I know the Matador front axle has a pinion bellows seal, and I found it to be a different size to the rear hub. Interstingly (well to us Nerds) the rear pinion on a Mat is a knife edge seal.

As for shimming the bellows, well I found on one axle I dealt with that the bellows were fractured through in the root area of each fold, and I had no replacements. I stretched the bellow a bit and then filled the groove up with silicone RTV. It worked fine for many years with no leakage. BODGE! I hear you cry. Well, if it works, it ain't a bodge...

Paul.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:35 pm 
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As I stated in my first posting I am trying to locate the wearing piece that the bellows gland works to form the seal , I am actually enquiring about shimming behind the wearing piece after dressing .
Peter.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:33 pm 
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Yes sorry Peter, I see I misread your original post. Cheers, Paul


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:46 am 
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Hello Peter,

I can't really comment regarding the idea of shimming, but it sounds as if it would work OK. What I can say however is that the rubbing surface you wish to restore is supposed to be a mirror finish. Therefore I would recommend that you obtain some some of the lapping compound a fuel injection specialist uses for re-seating nozzles. Normal grinding paste will leave a most inferior finish. You may even have to finally finish off with jeweller's rouge.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:20 pm 
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Hi Peter,

I wonfer if you know of a source for these bellow glands, mine has just called on my Regent SGD500.

Or if anyone else knows can you drop me a note.

Regards
Hugh


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:33 am 
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As above, if it's a Regent V, Ray Trigg has them


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