there is an oil seal at the back of the hub, an o-ring and paper gasket at
the front of the hub between the hub face and the axle flange and that's
all. The manual says to pack the bearing with grease, and then it run's in
oil from the axle.
Brian, who changes axles and hubs far too often on racing midgets.
At 12:30 PM 2/3/98 -0500, you wrote:
>Daryl May <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>>The VB and Moss catalogs show an oil seal outboard of the wheel
>>bearing. The car and the Haynes manual show this oil seal inboard of
>>the wheel bearing. (I am not referring to the O-ring, which is
>>The car has no evidence of an outboard oil seal. If this is right, the
>>bearing should run in grease rather than axle oil, and the presence of
>>oil in the bearing implies a bad oil seal?
> Hmmm. I don't remember any oil seal other than the O-ring and
>gasket for the halfshaft. Also, I remember no maintenance item for
>greasing the rear bearings, nor is there any way to do so reasonably. Thus
>I conclude that the rear bearings are meant to be lubricated by the axle
>oil. I could be wrong, but I have removed and replaced halfshafts, rear
>bearings, many years ago.
>Randell Jesup, Scala US R&D, Ex-Commodore-Amiga Engineer class of '94
>Exon food: <offensive words no longer censored - thank you ACLU, EFF, etc>