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3x2stude
06-15-2018, 09:21 PM
I bought a 65 Daytona Sport Coupe that was archived since '99. The previous owner actually left a list of things that needed tended to in the console. I got the car running easily and have driven it around town just to work out the bugs. I fixed everything that rattled and now that it is a bit quieter and there are a few miles on it one thing on the list is a concern, "check drivers side rear wheel bearing". It is starting to make noise. I want to replace both sides as long as I have it apart. What do I need to buy and from who? It seems S.I. has the parts but I want to make sure I order the correct parts.

JK

StudeRich
06-15-2018, 09:27 PM
The 'Special" Axle Seals are NLA, you will have to search "Other" vendors for those, if it is a Late enough '65 to have Flanged Axles.

Look for a Axle end with a Nut or NOT, behind a Rear Wheel Cover.

3x2stude
06-15-2018, 09:33 PM
Rich,

I have had the rear wheels and drums off to inspect the brakes, it has flanged axles. So are seals "unobtainable"?

JK

64V-K7
06-15-2018, 09:49 PM
What about the CR13165 seal. They came out around mid 90's, fit my 44 axle, still available...

3x2stude
06-15-2018, 10:13 PM
I see "National" still lists the seal on their web site so no need to panic tonight. I will go to the local parts store tomorrow.

JK

3x2stude
06-15-2018, 10:16 PM
64V,

Is it a "flanged axle" ?

JK

StudeRich
06-16-2018, 12:24 AM
Well, you are looking at the and of it does it have a Nut or not?

sweetolbob
06-16-2018, 08:48 AM
If parts become a problem and it is a flanged Dana 44, look at Jeep or Off-road parts suppliers from around that year. On my 74 Avanti, I found the International Scout II Dana 44 axle bearing rebuild kit was a direct fit. One difference before my 74 was axle spline count. Make sure you know your spline count and axle diameter when you start looking.

Bob

3x2stude
06-16-2018, 02:36 PM
So all that said, inner seals are available from S.I. and others. Bearings are available from S.I. and if I have the numbers I am sure they can be found elsewhere as well. The key it seems are the "outer" seals. This is a factory flanged axle housing. Is there an outer seal available or not?

JK

mbstude
06-16-2018, 02:52 PM
Stephen Allen's has the outer seals. Along with everything else.

3x2stude
06-16-2018, 04:39 PM
Matt,

Thanks for the info.

JK

64V-K7
06-21-2018, 09:04 AM
64V,

Is it a "flanged axle" ?

JK
Yes, flanged