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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-11-2019, 10:00 AM Thread Starter
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Stainless Fork Seal Holder

Received my stainless fork seal holders for my 68 tr6c. There is no groove milled in these for the standard O-ring placement. Do I need to take these to a machine shop now?? Seems the o-ring does the important job of preventing oil from working past threads and down outside of sliders.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-12-2019, 04:19 AM
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Hi Alex,

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Do I need to take these to a machine shop now?? Seems the o-ring does the important job of preventing oil from working past threads and down outside of sliders.
However, before having them machined, check the thread on the sliders you have. Alongside a change of thread notionally in '69, ime threads aren't always cut deeply enough in all stainless seal holders.

Hth.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-12-2019, 05:29 AM
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Prior to 68 the O rings were not fitted, why not just use a little liquid thread sealant?

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-12-2019, 05:40 AM
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Yes, I used a little loctite white thread sealant on my '67. Doesn't leak at all.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-12-2019, 11:36 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for replies. Might just go the loctite route for startets. Fork reassembly isnt terribly complicated...but for the inconsistecy of these aftermarket parts! I should stop being surprised/disappointed.
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