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  • Front Axle / Front Suspension: front wheel bearing

    I just pulled a drum brake drum off a 1962 hawk parts car frame that I have. The outer wheel bearing reads Timken LM11949 made in the usa. Hard to believe. SI shows the same bearing fits 56-65 for $12.50 Rockauto shows it for $3.33 and it crosses over to fit a 1958-1960 full size chev. Plus they show maybe 30 more interchange numbers for it. Anyone know if the timken Lm11949 is what stude used or is this a replacement?
    Last edited by swvalcon; 12-03-2014, 09:01 AM.

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    The front shock was a gabriel with part number 45032 but couldn't come up with what it was listed for. Gabriel shows their part #82087 a gas classic shock for the front that fits 56-65 buick and #82151 for the rear that comes up as 57-62 studebaker also a gas classic both at rockauto for $ 20.79. I think I'll order a set of these when the time comes and see how they fit. The 45032 fit the 62 frame perfect with no extra washers installed if I could come up with what those are.

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    • #3
      Both inner and outer wheel bearings are the same as used on the 80's Ford Ranger so I would think the rotor off a ranger could be made to fit. When I get time I'am going to pick one up and work on that. I like the price only $23.00

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      • #4
        Originally posted by swvalcon View Post
        I just pulled a manual brake drum off a 1962 hawk parts car frame that I have. The outer wheel bearing reads Timken LM11949 made in the usa. Hard to believe. SI shows the same bearing fits 56-65 for $12.50 Rockauto shows it for $3.33 and it crosses over to fit a 1958-1960 full size chev. Plus they show maybe 30 more interchange numbers for it. Anyone know if the timken Lm11949 is what stude used or is this a replacement?
        Manual brakes must be hard on the wrist and shoulders.

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        • #5
          OK I changed it to drum. Manual is when you drag your feet though the rusted out floors.

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          • #6
            AKA Flintstone Brakes

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            • #7
              Steve, I don't know if the Timken LM 11949 is original, but I just took one out of a '56-64(?) 11" drum and mine had the same number. The inner bearing is a Timken LM67048 (not sure about the 8, kinda hard to read).
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              • #8
                Originally posted by swvalcon View Post
                OK I changed it to drum. Manual is when you drag your feet though the rusted out floors.
                I know what that is now! This latest acquisition I have is the first car where I haven't had to unbolt the front seat due to the floors so rusted out the seat track base has followed the floors lead! Traces of what once was bolts are left. Before I drive it I better make sure the sneakers have good soles on them!
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by swvalcon View Post
                  I just pulled a drum brake drum off a 1962 hawk parts car frame that I have. The outer wheel bearing reads Timken LM11949 made in the usa. Hard to believe. SI shows the same bearing fits 56-65 for $12.50 Rockauto shows it for $3.33 and it crosses over to fit a 1958-1960 full size chev. Plus they show maybe 30 more interchange numbers for it. Anyone know if the timken Lm11949 is what stude used or is this a replacement?

                  IIRC Studebaker used several different manufacturer's brands, depending on the time period, MRC, Timken, Bower and a few others. Bower and Timken mostly later.
                  Bo

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                  • #10
                    You are thinking way too hard about individual bearing numbers. The front wheel bearings used on '56 - '66 Studebaker cars are so common that bearing companies sell them as "sets" of the cone and race. Outer bearing is a set #2, inner is a set #6. (Depending on the brand, they may be called A-2, S-2, etc.)

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                    • #11
                      I was about to say the same thing, those are MORE common than dirt, all of the BOP GM cars use them and many more, a clue would be how LOW the Timken Part Number for the Bearing and Cup set is.

                      As an aside, I have never seen anything but Timken Brgs. on the Front of any Original post War Stude. The Rears are Bower.

                      If you buy them for cheap like $3.33 that is what you will get... Chinese LS or SK Brg. copies.
                      StudeRich
                      Second Generation Stude Driver,
                      Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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                      • #12
                        Inner wheel bearing a very common, set A-6, outer wheel bearing is set A-2. There are hundreds if not thousands of vehicles that use the same bearings. You will have a very hard time finding a reasonably priced American made bearing anymore. Same with drums and rotors.

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