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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old Jan 29th, 09, 03:25 PM Thread Starter
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Rubber Washer on Spindle

I stripped my spindles and noticed there was a rubber disc against the shoulder of the spindle on a drum brake setup. I am changing to discs and just noticed this washer. The parts house didn't have a listing for the washer. They seem to be OK. It would go against or near the wheel seal.

Should these be replaced or are they needed?

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old Jan 29th, 09, 03:56 PM
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Shouldn't be a washer there..likely remnant of the inner grease seal.

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shouldn't be a washer there..likely remnant of the inner grease seal.
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Re: Rubber Washer on Spindle

My 67 has what seems like a leather washer on both spindles, I do beleive it is original as it was never apart before.
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http://www.rickscamaros.com/product....dept%5Fid=3506

Shannon,try this link ,backing plate seal.I was curious if they are needed on disc brake conversion.


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Re: Rubber Washer on Spindle

I have seen them on several disc brake cars that had never been apart. They do belong there although I doubt it would cause any problem at all if you left them out.
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You can use a washer cut from a writing tablet's cardboard backing if you are talking about the gasket between the dust shield for disc's or the drum backing plate and spindle fine.

Lightly oil/grease it up and go.

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I have seen them on several disc brake cars that had never been apart. They do belong there although I doubt it would cause any problem at all if you left them out.
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Re: Rubber Washer on Spindle

Thanks guys. It does seem to be leather like instead of rubber.

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Re: Rubber Washer on Spindle

My 69 has front discs, and had leather washers like the ones in the Rick's link.

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Re: Rubber Washer on Spindle

It's a cork gasket, may look different if soaked in brake fluid or grease. If you run dust shields on your disc brakes, it will prevent rattling. A little silicone seal will do it too.
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I guess 40yrs of grease could make cork look like leather!

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