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Author Topic: Anyone know where I can get find some of this rubber seal???  (Read 2056 times)
RickB
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« on: April 20, 2009, 07:17:56 PM »

Hi All,

Brian diehl came over tonight to double check my work and make sure I wasnt going to break something at startup and the batteries were low on charge and with it being 40 degrees outside she wouldn't start.

When I told Brian about my inability to find some of this rubber seal to seal off my radiators he suggested I run it by you folks. so heres a couple pix of what it is I am looking for.

The hand in the picture is supposed to give perspective.





Thanks in advance for your help and hopefully she'll start tomorrow morning. I have the block heater plugged in and I am gonna put two chargers on her bright and early.

Say a prayer that I got everything back together correctly.

Rick
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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2009, 08:27:22 PM »

My first call would be to Luke at U.S. Coach to see if I could find the real McCoy. (or insert your favorite bus parts supplier here).

If I exhausted my sources for finding the original part, I'd start looking at other options for a suitable substitute.   There are on-line places that sell extruded rubber and weatherstripping in all kinds of cross-sectional shapes.  Case in point :   http://www.metrommp.com/     

For whatever you choose, just make sure it can handle the temperature range for which it will be exposed.
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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2009, 08:50:09 PM »

Didn't have time to look, but these people might have what you need.

http://www.crlaurence.com/ProductPages/showLine.asp?GroupID=4375&Path=::4375

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« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2009, 08:57:26 PM »

I vote for Luke or MCI

good luck

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« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2009, 10:10:38 PM »

spray foam around the perimeter.

Tighter than any rubber will ever be, and it'll come out when it's radiator time the next time.

happy coaching!
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« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2009, 10:43:22 PM »

How much you need? I have some that's very similar I'd be happy to send you...
It's from aerospace... teflon coated! Quite indestructable I think, if it'll work it's yours



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« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2009, 05:59:49 AM »

Gary,

That looks perfect!!

I think 10 feet would do it but 15 would be awesome.

What do i owe you and how do I get you my address?

Rick
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