I'm beginning a restore on an old Page garden tractor - one that has been left out for years by the previous owner.
In draining all the fluids I noticed pretty good leaks in the rear wheel seals, and after cleaning the hubs off, found out that the "seals" look like nothing but some kind of oakum/fiber packed in around the axles.
Does anybody know if just repacking with oakum will work, or is it more likely they are packed with something else?
I know that some of the older Massey's (and some Fords, too, I think) used some kind of rope for a rear main seal.
Any advice or info?