[ROVERNET - UK] Front bearing and seals

Paul Smith vmitps at netspace.net.au
Fri Oct 13 21:41:07 BST 2006

1.  If all else fails, heat the track with an oxy so it expands off the hub.
2.  Seals are available, usually not easily.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Lance La Certe" <lacpsyd at earthlink.net>
To: "Rovernet" <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Saturday, October 14, 2006 6:19 AM
Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] Front bearing and seals

> Hi,
> 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
> '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
> problem.
> 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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