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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-23-2010, 06:22 AM
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Posted By Lowsquire
Re: repairing rear axle housing bearing races..

Sounds like a great way to go, especially if your needle roller bearings are toast as well, as they arent cheap either!
I would imagine a few minutes with a hub, and a vernier , and a good bearing...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-22-2010, 07:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,331
Posted By Lowsquire
Re: repairing rear axle housing bearing races..

Sounds like some good new zealand ingenuity!

I would love to see this.

did you have to machine the hubs and axles to a stock bearing size?

what was the cost?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-22-2010, 04:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,331
Posted By Lowsquire
Re: repairing rear axle housing bearing races..

Stupidly I didnt even think to ask John Connelly...of course he would make them himself. his parts are immaculate, I used his stuff to rebuild the Columbia.

Thanks all, It seems from pouring thru...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-22-2010, 06:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,331
Posted By Lowsquire
Re: repairing rear axle housing bearing races..

Sleeves are listed at about $26-30 each on the various online vintage ford parts sites. I assume they all come from the one supplier.
wish I knew who.. or if they are just a standard catalog...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-22-2010, 04:14 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,331
Posted By Lowsquire
Re: repairing rear axle housing bearing races..

yep I'd imagine that would be close to what I would pay here..

just trying to get better value for money..This diff will hit close to five grand if Im not savvy here and there..(its a Columbia)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-22-2010, 03:19 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,331
Posted By Lowsquire
Re: repairing rear axle housing bearing races..

Thanks Lawrie, but that is a very expensive method, compared to finding the correct size, already hardened part and just turning the bearing faces down to a press fit. this is why I want to find if...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-22-2010, 01:38 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,331
Posted By Lowsquire
repairing rear axle housing bearing races..

I have been warned off the sleeves sold by various parts houses to do this job, so I went to my local bearing supply, and couldnt find an equivalent roller bearing inner sleeve size. the closest I...
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