[V8Vairs] Re: V8Vairs Digest, Vol 17, Issue 4

azcamino at cox.net azcamino at cox.net
Wed Jun 14 22:33:09 EDT 2006

> Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2006 09:41:15 -0600
> From: "Steve Goodman" <rearengine.steve at worldnet.att.net>
> Subject: Re: [V8Vairs] Re: Kelmark shaft
> To: "discussion of non-stock engines in Corvairs"
> 	<v8vairs at corvair.org>
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> Hello Bruce:  The length is correct by using the early 4 speed but I wonder
> what is
> done about the input shaft seal?  It is in the wrong location on the shaft.
> Has Marty
> got info on that by chance?
> Best, Steve

Steve, thanks for joining in.  I should have given you credit also.  Apparently you was another source that I heard about this from.  I wasn't aware of the seal issue, though.

I think the Kelmark Instruction Manual might be addressing this issue.  Here is the quote from the manual:  "Slide new input shaft into transaxle until it bottoms.  It will be longer than old shaft.  You will note that there is a polished seal area on new shaft directly behind the splines.  The original seal can be seen in throw out bearing snout behind split ring retainer.  If seal area on new shaft contacts old seal, remove old seal and install the new in the same location.  If shafts seal area doesn't reach old seal, new seal must be installed flush with the end of the snout.  Do this by flaring seal with pliers until it is a force fit in end of snout.  Leave old seal in place."

Does this address your concern and does this seem like it should work with the proposed configuration?
Bruce Tester

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