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Inner axle seal question

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My tractor is a 1951 8N (Sn 432525). I am now working to put the axles back in place with new seals. Trouble is, there doesn't appear to be anywhere for them to seat. No milling in the housings, no milling on the axles. The only picture I have of the area is of the axle end with the bearing. What should I be seeing in the "trumpets" for the seals to fit into?

Thanks, guys.


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Thanks guys. Those pictures show me that I have the earlier set-up. You might find it amusing to note that the PO had a set of inner seals just rolling around on the axles.

Thanks again.
yep.. no place in the trumpet for them to seat... wonder what they were thinking when thy pushed them up in there?

Ya gotta wonder, don't ya?

So what is the procedure, if you have the correct set-up for putting in the inner seals? Mount them on the axles first and press both into the trumpet, or into the trumpet first and press in the axle. I would guess the axles first?

I've been held up by the threat of rain, so not much work has been going on. Do you guys notice how the bolts look just fine when you take them off, and really crumby when you go to put them back on?
The serial number on my tractor indicates 1951, but the date on the trumpets, the same on both, is 1948. I'm getting the feeling that the "It was my Pappy's tractor..." story was a bunch of hooey!
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