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v-drive stuffing box question

Discussion in 'V-Drives' started by Rod M Seaman, Oct 28, 2019.

  1. Rod M Seaman

    Rod M Seaman Member

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    I have a 1960 rocket v-drive and I am leaking at the through hull. I just went out and loosened the gland nut to prepare for re-packing and noticed 2 things that I did not expect to see. First, the gland nut has a grease fitting tapped into the body of the nut...second, I see no packing in the gland nut. Can you guys that know give me any recommendations as to what is happening here? Thanks a million in advance!!!
     
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    What I mean is has anyone seen a grease fitting in the gland nut? Is there supposed to be packing in there or is this something new. I have owned this boat for only a short period of time. New to v-drives but mechanically inclined. I cant imagine that the grease pocket replaces the stuffing....and seals up?
     
  3. RiverDave

    RiverDave In it to win it

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    Can you take some pics and upload them?
     
  4. Rod M Seaman

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    will do later today.
     
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    Here is a photo of the gland nut and assembly. upon further investigation, it appears that there is an o-ring at the top of the nut.
     

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    wrong picture....sorry. here is the correct one...
     

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    Well, i went on the assumption that the nut did need packing and the zerk fitting was to grease the packing. i am taking her out to the lake friday to get the correct tork on the nut and see if it holds back the water. Will post the results upon return.....
     
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    Looks like someone modified the nut with the grease fitting. Not that it wont work, seems like you will still need the waxed or Teflon impregnated packing...

    R,
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  9. wettrthebettr

    wettrthebettr Well-Known Member

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    Mine has two double lip seals with the Grease fitten in the middle with a water injection fitten between the Grease seal and shaft strut bushing at the open end towards the water.
    Cseal.jpg
     
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