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Bob Burkey
Avanti sn60
Tue May 7, 2013 18:02

Tex -
I still have the SN60 that was on my Father's '63 Avanti. It does not have any sort of seal and I don't remember it ever having one. (I've rebuilt it more than once since '63.)

John reads all these posts - - Because he rebuilt it, he must've put the seal there. I'm sure he'll tell you it's meaning.

Best Regards - Bob

  • SN 60Tex Grier, Mon May 6 15:15
    I have a Erb rebuilt early M serial # Paxton. It has a Seal wire from front to back with a Paxton tag in it. The lead seal has a 60 on it. Is there any way to tell when it was rebuilt? I think this... more
    • Avanti sn60 — Bob Burkey, Tue May 7 18:02
      • lead sealJohn Erb, Fri May 10 00:44
        Bob, I used seals for a short while about 40 years ago, I guess it made me look more professional. My first rebuild for pay started in 1970 for $65 per S/C. Seals were used earlier to safe guard... more
        • correctionJohn Erb, Thu May 30 22:47
          minimize the performance increase and S/C damage. Should read: minimize performance and S/C damage. Also I should have mentioned that the drilled case bolts were used with seals to make it evident if ... more
          • Vs57 performanceChuck Cline, Sat Jun 1 10:04
            John, From what you say it wouldn't be a good idea to use a performance unit on a cruise nite driver? Probably under 1000m per year. I was thinking of having you do a performance rebuild for me. I... more
            • Performance S/CJohn Erb, Sun Jun 2 23:29
              Chuck, The most bang for the buck comes from converting a vs unit to an SN 60 cost $28. also a modest preload pressure increase $30. A high efficiency impeller $75 exchange, Usually a total rebuild... more
      • SN 60Don Watts, Wed May 8 12:17
        I've had 2 Avantis and both had seals like the ones you describe factory installed. The fact that it is there makes me doubt that John rebuilt it. I doubt he would use a Paxton seal as that could be... more
        • Re: SN 60Tex Grier, Wed May 8 13:23
          It has a Erp rebuilt tag on it.
          • PaxtonChuck Cline, Thu May 9 10:00
            Craig Connley at Paradis Wheels bought up the rights and many of the parts from Paxton. He may be able to shed some light on the seals.
          • SN60Don Watts, Wed May 8 21:50
            Ya got me! Both tags - wow. John Erb, not Erp, is a regular here and will probably comment soon.
            • Re: SN60Tex Grier, Thu May 9 11:07
              Sorry about the misspelling of Mr. Erb's name. i apologize to him also. I am looing forward to hearing from him. From all accounts, he is THE man on these things. I am going to put this on a 53... more
              • SN60Don, Thu May 9 19:30
                If your SC has been setting around for a long time the balls and races seem to cause minor defects in each other and fail within a short time when you try to run the unit on the engine. That can lead ... more
                • Re: SN60Anonymous, Tue May 28 10:20
                  It has been sitting. I contacted mr Erb by phone, and he was really a super guy to talk to. Full of information. I have a e-mail in to him now. Hope to get unit refreshed or mabyget nec. parts. he is ... more
                  • Re: SN60Bob Burkey, Wed May 29 08:25
                    John, Tex, etal. Just an FYI for you guys. I helped my neighbor load a Mustang GT350 (1963 I think) on a trailer last weekend. It has the original Shelby option SN60 - - it too had the "60" seal. As... more
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