Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Rear wheel bearings finished!

Now that I have the axles out of the old outer bearings and all cleaned up, its time to prep and install the new rear wheel bearings.

Pack those bearings extremely well with grease.

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I'm sure there are better wheel bearing greases out there but this one was listed for Japanese wheel bearings and I don't know any better. :)

Sealed side goes toward the wheel studs.

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Slather the bearing surfaces on the axle with anti-seize.

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Like dis.

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Then I pressed the axle into the bearing.

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Easy.

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(NOTE: I edited out the two hours if fussing and cussing) lol

and whammy!

Grease them all up with spacers and studs.

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Then we move onto the inner bearings.

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Pressed them in with the same machine.

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I missed a pic of the grease seal under the flange but I'm sure you can picture it.

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Booyah. Repeat.

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Just need a fresh coat of ugly-b-gone!

3 comments:

  1. love your work, fantatism for Z cars man!

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  2. Thanks man! Much appreciated.

    Now if Only I could scrape some time together to finish her.

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  3. I'm really excited in your design. I can't wait to build it.

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