[ROVERNET - UK] Front bearing and seals

Lance La Certe lacpsyd at earthlink.net
Fri Oct 13 20:19:29 BST 2006


I've completed rebuilding the front suspension on my '70 P6B, but I have
run into a proverbial 'wall' when trying to replace the bearings in the
front hub.  The manual indicates that I can remove the bearing tracks by
drifting them out with a copper or brass rod.  When I inspect my bearing
tracks, it looks as though they are pressed into a 'shelf' on the hub, so
that when I turn the hub on one end to drift out the bearing track from its
'backside', there is literally no surface of the track with which to
interface so that I can drift it out.  Can anyone help me solve this

Secondly, if/once I get the inner and out bearing tracks out, the oil seal
on the inner bearing side will probably have been damaged.  Since the
Timken bearings were easy to replace here in Denver, I'm wondering if the
oil seal is a 'standard' item.  Can anyone help me source this oil seal
(I've already left a message with Ruth at ABC about the seal).

Thanks in advance for any help.

Lance La Certe, 1970 'Federal' P6B
lacpsyd at earthlink.net

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