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Offline PeterC

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  • Name: Peter Martin
1937 LaSalle Transmission
« on: September 14, 2017, 10:01:18 PM »
I have a 1937 LaSalle Transmission - would it be fair to say that these transmissions are in fact "leak free" when assembled / sealed "properly"? ... or are they known to leak no matter what you do?
Thank you
PeterC

Offline Steve Passmore

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  • Name: Steve Passmore - Sadly Deceased
Re: 1937 LaSalle Transmission
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2017, 01:34:30 PM »
These old transmissions are never sealed completely. If you replace the rear seal with a modern type it would help but mine actually splashes a little oil over time out the top where the gear change fits. No seal there anyway. I think it was more excepted in the day.
Steve

Present
1937 60 convertible coupe
1941 62 convertible coupe
1941 62 coupe

Previous
1936 70 Sport coupe
1937 85 series V12 sedan
1938 60 coupe
1938 50 coupe
1939 60S
1940 62 coupe
1941 62 convertible coupe x2
1941 61 coupe
1941 61 sedan x2
1941 62 sedan x2
1947 62 sedan
1959 62 coupe

Offline PeterC

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  • Name: Peter Martin
Re: 1937 LaSalle Transmission
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2017, 02:03:59 PM »
Thanks Steve - I've got the more modern tail shaft seal solved as well as the top shift lever solved -  All the seals / shaft o rings were replaced and the transmission face-to-bellhousing is in place as well. I think it is up front with the Archimedes screw affair on the input shaft is where some residual oil comes out after I park.
PeterC

Offline Steve Passmore

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  • Name: Steve Passmore - Sadly Deceased
Re: 1937 LaSalle Transmission
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2017, 02:09:17 PM »
There's a drain hole for excess oil in the lower part of the front for this input shaft/ bearing sleeve. I have seen where people make gaskets and seal part of this hole up causing oil to flow forward and drip out the front end.
Steve

Present
1937 60 convertible coupe
1941 62 convertible coupe
1941 62 coupe

Previous
1936 70 Sport coupe
1937 85 series V12 sedan
1938 60 coupe
1938 50 coupe
1939 60S
1940 62 coupe
1941 62 convertible coupe x2
1941 61 coupe
1941 61 sedan x2
1941 62 sedan x2
1947 62 sedan
1959 62 coupe

 

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