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HawkX66

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Idler Arm Boot
« on: July 07, 2015, 01:13:24 PM »
Is there a source for a 69 Idler Arm Boot? My idler arm (3917581) is good, but the boot is ripped. Any alternatives if one isn't available? I don't mean like buying a new one... According to David Pozzi's site, there are quite a few differences between what's available a/m and the originals.

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Dave
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Re: Idler Arm Boot
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2015, 11:45:19 PM »
If I remember correctly from when I rebuilt mine, both the idler and pitman arms use the same boot (right down to the part number on them).  These are available at Heartbeat City among other vendors.
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Re: Idler Arm Boot
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2015, 12:40:52 AM »

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Re: Idler Arm Boot
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2015, 01:46:11 AM »
Thanks guys I'll check it out. I appreciate the info.
Dave
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Re: Idler Arm Boot
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2017, 06:24:27 PM »
Just in case anyone comes across this thread, the boot from HBC was very different. I might try de-greasing mine real well and use some rubber cement.
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Re: Idler Arm Boot
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2017, 11:50:30 AM »
Sorry, I was referring to the seal at the center link .................. I didn't notice the picture you posted when I replied.
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Re: Idler Arm Boot
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2017, 12:50:50 PM »
Sorry, I was referring to the seal at the center link .................. I didn't notice the picture you posted when I replied.
No worries. I appreciate the try.
Dave
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Re: Idler Arm Boot
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2017, 05:25:46 PM »
I might try de-greasing mine real well and use some rubber cement.
I would suggest using an adhesive such as Loctite 380 (aka "Black Max").  It should work very well in an application like this.  We specify this at work for bonding split o-rings.
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Re: Idler Arm Boot
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2017, 05:59:00 PM »
I might try de-greasing mine real well and use some rubber cement.
I would suggest using an adhesive such as Loctite 380 (aka "Black Max").  It should work very well in an application like this.  We specify this at work for bonding split o-rings.
Thanks for the suggestion Jeff. I'll give it a shot.
Dave
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Re: Idler Arm Boot
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2017, 08:52:08 PM »
Crazy glue. We use it to make O-rings.
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Re: Idler Arm Boot
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2017, 09:21:02 PM »
Crazy glue. We use it to make O-rings.
Thanks Steve. I'll do a couple of tests and see what works the best. It seems to be more of a dust boot and doesn't hold any real pressure, so hopefully one of these will work once the weather warms up a bit. I should have tried this a long time ago.
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Re: Idler Arm Boot
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2017, 03:54:36 PM »
Crazy Glue and Loctite 380 are both types of instant CA adhesives, usually referred to as 'super glue'.  Regular chain store super glue is usually brittle, and while it bonds to rubber very well, it is not flexible.  Loctite 380 is a rubber-toughened with some flexibility, so it's usually the go-to glue to use for bonding o-rings and other rubber that is required to flex a little.
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Re: Idler Arm Boot
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2017, 05:30:37 PM »
Crazy Glue and Loctite 380 are both types of instant CA adhesives, usually referred to as 'super glue'.  Regular chain store super glue is usually brittle, and while it bonds to rubber very well, it is not flexible.  Loctite 380 is a rubber-toughened with some flexibility, so it's usually the go-to glue to use for bonding o-rings and other rubber that is required to flex a little.
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Crazy Glue and Loctite 380 are both types of instant CA adhesives, usually referred to as 'super glue'.  Regular chain store super glue is usually brittle, and while it bonds to rubber very well, it is not flexible.  Loctite 380 is a rubber-toughened with some flexibility, so it's usually the go-to glue to use for bonding o-rings and other rubber that is required to flex a little.
Thanks Jeff. I was thinking that might be the case. I knew super glue dried brittle.
Dave
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