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Old 02-16-2018, 03:39 AM   #1
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Default Anybody use the James Super Nut?

Im in the process of rebuilding my 4spd for my 1950 Pan, I have a 47 knuckle 4spd in nice shape that I'm rebuilding. Is this nut worth the $30?
Ive read some spacing issues may come up due to the nut being twice as thick. Curious if anyone has been down this road? I should also mention I am running a Primo pro clutch with the big sealed bearing in the hub.
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Old 02-16-2018, 04:42 AM   #2
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Default Re: Anybody use the James Super Nut?

I tried using that and had the spacing issues, so didnt use that but did use that other bit with the groove and o-ring, made by that dude in Canada..

sorry, not making much sense, just woke up and brain is not fully engage yet lol
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Old 02-16-2018, 06:37 AM   #3
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Default Re: Anybody use the James Super Nut?

Custom Chrome uses them on their transmissions as new.

I see them as a bit of a bandaid when used to stop the fourth gear/main seal leak, but don't have any issue with seeing 'em on a newly rebuilt trans.

That Canadian dude might be somewhat hard to find. I published his name here a while back and he asked it be taken down.

The spacing issue is a pain in the ass if you're attempting to use a mainshaft bearing support on a Shovel.

You may also be interested in this item: https://shop.bareknucklechoppers.com...e-overbearing/
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Search shovelhead leak on that auction site and there's that Canadian guy....
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k thanks for the info, searched and nothing
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Old 02-16-2018, 12:53 PM   #6
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New bushing installed in the main direct gear and the stock seal works fine. You did say you are rebuilding it.
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Old 02-16-2018, 01:18 PM   #7
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I can get the search to pop up, first hit.

New bushings fit worse than what was in there before in my experience. Get the mainshaft cleaned up, and have a bushing made, then reamed to fit after being pressed in, then they are still designed to leak.

That Canadian guys fix is pretty good and easy, my mainshaft had a step right where the oring landed though and wasnt ideal. I Should have paid more attention before putting the oring groove in.

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Old 02-16-2018, 03:12 PM   #8
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Default Re: Anybody use the James Super Nut?

The ebay is a copy of the 1984-up spacer 35070-84 the oring is 11166. Still available and at lower cost.


Also available on Amazon in Eastern brand for less than 1/2 the ebay one.

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Old 02-16-2018, 03:49 PM   #9
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Another neat trick which I used on mine on the mainshaft are exact match ID rubber orings. My 4 speed has new seals and 2 orings on mainshaft. Doesn't leak at all now.
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Found him and ordered one!!!!! Thanks for all the information!!!!
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Old 02-18-2018, 05:33 PM   #11
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Default spacer with o-ring for leaking tranny

spacer with o-rings are acually 50 dollars US icluding shipping to North America sligthly more outside NA,you could contact the guy direct in Canada

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Thanks Saddlebag, I got one from you!
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