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Gwalloch10x

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Star Luber gaskets
« on: May 11, 2023, 11:31:31 am »
I need to replace all gaskets in my luber sizer.  Does anyone know the size, part number, etc.?

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Re: Star Luber gaskets
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2023, 01:36:43 pm »
Greetings,

The only "gasket" I know of is the #107 Hycar Washer.

Magma redesigned it and it is now a machined piece of plastic.

I was never able to find the source of the original Hycar Washers.

They resemble "cup seals"; but, again, I was not able to find the right size.

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Dave

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Re: Star Luber gaskets
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2023, 12:09:14 am »
Years ago I discovered a source for the Exact replacement of the Hycar Washer in the "Home Depot Plumbing Department". I bought in excess of My needs, bagged them, tagged them and stored them away. Tomorrow I'll see if I can dig them out and get part numbers to pass on.

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Re: Star Luber gaskets
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2023, 02:53:22 am »
Searched today for Hycar washers that I had stored away, Yep, found the washers , but the part numbers and info about them was on a piece of paper that was totally Yellowed out and un-readable.
Next stop, Home Depot. I just might re-find the washers there.

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Lindy

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Re: Star Luber gaskets
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2023, 11:32:30 am »
Greetings Lindy,

Been watching this post.

When is your next trip to Home Depot?

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Dave

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Re: Star Luber gaskets
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2023, 02:53:25 pm »
Hi Dave

Had half the helper staff at Home Depot looking for washers to no avail, I'm still looking.
They appear to be stamped from a belting material of black rubber with a single layer of cloth in the middle.

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Lindy

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Re: Star Luber gaskets
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2023, 06:44:45 pm »

"They appear to be stamped from a belting material of black rubber with a single layer of cloth in the middle."

That doesn't describe any Hycar washer that I have seen.    In the attached pictures, the black one is what I have seen on every Star Lubesizer I have taken apart.   The white one which appears to by Nylon is what Magma Engineering sells now.   

Come to think of it I may have seen a leather washer on an ancient Star Lubesizer.

Bruce Williams
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Re: Star Luber gaskets
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2023, 01:01:56 am »
Hi Bruse

The black washer in the upper picure is same as the depot find.

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Lindy

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Re: Star Luber gaskets
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2023, 12:42:26 am »
Hi Bruce
Take a look at the edge of Your Hycar washer with about twenty power magnification, I'm sure You will find a cloth material there like You find in Belting, All that I've delt wth Have this.

Lindyhttps://imgur.com/PIxGTWA
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Re: Star Luber gaskets
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2023, 01:04:25 pm »
I have six star lubrisizers and have never even used one.  Intended to one day cast bullets but still buying those jacketed bullets to load.  Just acquired two of them in the last two weeks all the old time reloaders are dying off and donít want the things to get discarded.  I also have ten star reloaders which I have collected over the years. 9 mm, 10 mm , 40 s&w 38 super, 38 special, 45 ACP, 44 magnum   Will be one heck of a yard sale when I kick the bucket. Lol.

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Re: Star Luber gaskets
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2023, 08:18:39 am »
Hi Bruce
Take a look at the edge of Your Hycar washer with about twenty power magnification, I'm sure You will find a cloth material there like You find in Belting, All that I've delt wth Have this.

Lindy,   The Hycar washers I have are molded, not stamped.  There is no cloth belting.   It wouldn't surprise me if they stamped them out of belting at some point in the past.   As I said earlier, I recall a leather washer on a very old Star lubesizer.

In the pictures I posted above, the two pictures are the top and bottom of the same washers.   You can see how the "rubber" is molded around the metal piece in the center.

Bruce Williams
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Star, the original blue Press.  Made by machinist, not machines.
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Re: Star Luber gaskets
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2023, 01:52:12 pm »
Hi Bruce

The washers I'm refering to came with a new sizer/luber purchased in 1956. I'm Guessing there have been a few changes over the Years.

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Lindy