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Seal on front drum bearing

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  • Seal on front drum bearing

    Do the inner bearing seals on the front brake drums seat( pound) in flush to the drum surface? The ones I took off did not and the one I just seated did not seai flush. What is proper?

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    Measurements of old and new seal would indicate the seals will not drive flush. The race is shallower that the seal's depth. Does this sound correct?

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    • #3
      What year hubs are you using? 55 and earlier used a larger seal and your description would be correct in that case. you only drive them about 1/2 of the way in when using the modern replacements. only other option would be to try to find some NOS felt ones. For the 56-up hubs you can drive them in flush.

      good luck

      nate

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      • #4
        They must be 1955 hubs, grease seals not flush, same as the ones I took off in that respect. Found one previous mistake, one wheel cylinder had zero lock washers on the bolts holding the wheel cylinder on. I will be a long time on this project should finish the front brakes in a day or so, 100+ degres . Keep helping me fellows, it is appreciated. I have serviced Dana rear hubs on Kaisers . Getting the hubs off will be 'fun'. Kaiser has the Dana 44 rear-end but the brake shoes are different.

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          Curt,
          We're all right here at the keyboard, in the AC, waiting for your next request. I know, that's mean... but we're here if you need us. Good luck, use lots of rust penetrant.
          Dan Miller

          Road Racers turn left AND right.

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