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Title: Felt/leather/cord seals
Post by: simonandjuliet on 29 April, 2020, 05:20:39 PM
I have put this in general chat to reach a wider audience !

Can anyone recommend a supplier/manufacturer of felt and/or other materials for seals ?? Aprilias and other pre-Flaminia Lancias use a variety of non-rubber seals for dust-proofing or grease retaining, whether for wheel bearings or driveshaft seals and so on

I am searching and contacting but a recommendation would be great !



Title: Re: Felt/leather/cord seals
Post by: lancialulu on 29 April, 2020, 06:00:56 PM
When I bought a replacement felt wheel bearing seal for my B12 from Cavallitto a white (ptfe?) plastic item arrived. Seems that even Cavallitto goes modern.....


Title: Re: Felt/leather/cord seals
Post by: Dikappa on 29 April, 2020, 06:52:31 PM
For the Lambda I already made several seals with the white rectangular cord, it is available in different square sizes from a my bearing supplier, will try not to forget to make a picture tomorrow.

For the felt seals in the aurelia, which were few, I was lucky enough to get a sample for free from a company specializing in 'technical felt'.  They can make al sorts of rings and shapes, but setting up is costly so for small numbers just isn't economical.  I made punches by sharpening pieces of suitable iron tube to cut the seals out....


Title: Re: Felt/leather/cord seals
Post by: eog on 30 April, 2020, 09:38:18 AM
This company do provide a wide range of products including some felt sheet products.

https://www.carbuilder.com/uk/



Title: Re: Felt/leather/cord seals
Post by: simonandjuliet on 03 May, 2020, 06:57:59 AM
Thanks for the suggestions - I like the idea of sharpened tube. Maybe then use the press to cut them out , or does it need a "punch" ??


Title: Re: Felt/leather/cord seals
Post by: chriswgawne on 03 May, 2020, 11:14:14 AM
Just noticed that Machine Mart sell a 10 piece Metric Wad Punch kit for 23.98 incl VAT. 5,6,8,10,12.5, 16,,22,25 & 32mm punches + spring loaded handle in a wooden box.
Chris