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Fastymz
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posted 11-21-2002 07:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I going to replace my rear axle bearing.Is there a brand thats better then another.
And do you guys lube the axle tubes before you reinstall the axle's or even the seals.I once read to put thin coat of grease around the bearings and the seals before putting them in the axle housing tubes.This is on an 8" Ford.

And what kind of cost should I pay to have them pressed on and the old ones pressed off.
And how much should the bearings cost.

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Moneymaker
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posted 11-21-2002 07:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like Bower/BCA(Federal Mogul), Timken, NAPA, or NDH bearings. Stay away from the Green Brand of bearings if you can. They are a prime manufacturer, but do 90% private lable for discounters.
I always put a thin film of silicone sealer on the bearing where it rides in the housing. I NEVER lube the seal or axle.

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Fastymz
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posted 11-21-2002 07:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was going to get NAPA brand.
Do I ask NAPA for, Bower/BCA(Federal Mogul), Timken, or NDH bearingsany ?
Or is there own brand already one of those above.

Thanks
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Moneymaker
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posted 11-21-2002 07:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ron, usually NAPA packages Timken. You can open the box right at the parts counter and identify it before you buy it.

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posted 11-21-2002 07:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Moneymaker:
Ron, usually NAPA packages Timken. You can open the box right at the parts counter and identify it before you buy it.


Thanks for the advice.

Any more tips or tricks before I change them.
I should have changed them when I replaced the 3rd member this spring.
See thats what happen when your in a hurry.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 11-21-2002 07:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think the last time I had mine pressed on, they did it for free. {included in the price of the bearings}

One tip is go to not forget the dust seals between the backing plate and rear end housing.

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posted 11-21-2002 07:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah Ron, don't try to press them on and off yourself.

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posted 11-21-2002 07:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
I think the last time I had mine pressed on, they did it for free. {included in the price of the bearings}

One tip is go to not forget the dust seals between the backing plate and rear end housing.


Thanks Steve,DUST seal is that what it's called.I'll get those too.

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2.26 60'S
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posted 11-21-2002 07:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
I think the last time I had mine pressed on, they did it for free. {included in the price of the bearings}
Those days are long gone Steve. Nobody does nothin' for nothin' anymore!
Except for maybe us!
One tip is go to not forget the dust seals between the backing plate and rear end housing.


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Fastymz
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posted 11-21-2002 07:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Moneymaker:
Yeah Ron, don't try to press them on and off yourself.



Your such a smart guy it's shame you dont know a thing about CAM'S too.

SCOOP

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65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,8"3.40 TracLoc,Cragar SS,Black Suede.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 11-21-2002 07:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Moneymaker:
Yeah Ron, don't try to press them on and off yourself.


Don't laugh but on the first set I changed when I was a kid, I did! Man, were they on tighter than a bitch!!!

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Rory McNeil
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posted 11-22-2002 02:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil   Click Here to Email Rory McNeil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Even more importantly, Don`t forget the axle retaining plate!! when pressing on the new bearings. Don`t ask how I know this, but I don`t plan on having it happen EVER AGAIN!!

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ccode67
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posted 11-22-2002 07:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67   Click Here to Email ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Rory McNeil:
Even more importantly, Don`t forget the axle retaining plate!! when pressing on the new bearings. Don`t ask how I know this, but I don`t plan on having it happen EVER AGAIN!!




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brockjoe
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any reason why you don't use grease on the seals? I have had the spring come out of the seal before so i use some stuff called
sil-glide (made for rubber pieces) on the inside of the seal to keep it in place. i don't put it on the lip of the seal though.

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posted 11-22-2002 02:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I called around the bearings are BCA at Napa.The rear end shop in town wanted $40 for each axle to press them on and off.I talked a machine shop that dose alot of them they will do both sides for $40.

Thanks for the help.

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posted 11-22-2002 04:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Parts guys
When I called NAPA for some rear axle bearings.I told the guy I needed rear axle bearings for an 8" Ford rear in a 65 Mustang.He put me on hold,came back on the phone and asked me if this was for the front or rear axle on the Mustang.Then he comes back on tells me the have them for 64-66 Mustangs only.I take a deep breathe and say those will work.He tells me they dont say for a 65.I ask him if the book reads 64thur66.He tells me yes,I say I'll take them.He then asked me again,these are the rear right sir.It never ends dose it.
That is why I check here 1st with you guys before I buy anything.That way at least I know what I'm talking about because I know for dam sure the parts dosen't.
Theres more but I'll spare you all the whole conversation.


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2.26 60'S
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posted 11-22-2002 04:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The BCA number is 88128R Ron.

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quote:
Originally posted by Moneymaker:
The BCA number is 88128R Ron.


Thanks Alex that number is for the 8" small tube right.

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posted 11-22-2002 05:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
NO Scoop, it's for a 16 inch large tube!

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posted 11-22-2002 05:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Moneymaker:
NO Scoop, it's for a 16 inch large tube!


What was I thinking SORRY to question you.

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2.26 60'S
14.9 @ 90.86MPH

65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,8"3.40 TracLoc,Cragar SS,Black Suede.

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posted 11-22-2002 05:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh good Scoop, I thought that maybe we changed threads or something.

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posted 11-27-2002 03:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I got the job done today no time for a test drive.
The shop said the old bearing was real bad.Looks like some one replace just one bearing and not the other.
It all went back together just fine so far.

Thanks for the help.
SCOOP

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