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Username Post: Roller front wheel bearings        (Topic#361078)
DZAUTO 
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05-22-20 07:56 PM - Post#2794519    

For those who wish to convert their front ball wheel bearings to tapered roller bearings, the source I have used for MANY years is Allied Bearing in Los Angeles. https://www.yellowpages.com/listings/9492737/dire c...
They ONLY fit 49-54 pass cars and 53-62 Corvettes. Some of the aftermarket Chevy and Corvette vendors sell them, but at a higher price than Allied (Allied MAY be the importer). These roller bearings for early Chevys and Vettes are NOT available through retular auto parts sources/stores such as NAPA, O'Reilly, etc.

Here is what the inner and outer roller bearings look like.



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Mel Foye 
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06-15-20 07:49 PM - Post#2796466    
    In response to DZAUTO

Good job Tom. Any idea how to get a sticky here and in the C1 area? Mel



 
sidworks 
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01-13-21 08:32 PM - Post#2812034    
    In response to DZAUTO

you did show the numbers on the cups for both. what are the nbrs. on the bearings themselves.
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dtreat 
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02-26-21 05:24 AM - Post#2815112    
    In response to DZAUTO

Assuming they fit right into the stock hub? How hard to get them in without any special tooks?



 
gcrkfrd 
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02-27-21 07:35 AM - Post#2815194    
    In response to dtreat

The races come with the bearings, and they almost drop in, snug them up, and back the nut off to the next hole for the cotter pin, spin the wheel to see if it spins. That spin is why drums on the front are better than discs.



They asked me, why a Four door, and a Six, and I told them, JUST BECAUSE.


 
Airlifter 
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03-02-21 05:05 AM - Post#2815394    
    In response to gcrkfrd

Do you have a torque setting or do you just run them up until the wheel is hard to turn and back them off until the hole lines up?

1951 styline deluxe sport coupe w/'60 261 engine & 54 powerglide


 
gcrkfrd 
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03-02-21 05:24 AM - Post#2815396    
    In response to Airlifter

Never torqued front wheel bearings in my life, but that is my own way.

They asked me, why a Four door, and a Six, and I told them, JUST BECAUSE.


 




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