>Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2005 01:09:47 -0500
>To: Bill Babcock <BillB@bnj.com>
>From: "Jack W. Drews" <email@example.com>
>Subject: RE: Aluminum front hubs
>Watch where you step -- don't get in the marbles.
>Southwick makes the hubs, Weatherly the axles.
By the way, I should have given a further explanation.
These are the hubs shown in the photograph in Kastner's book. 6061
aluminum, CNC machined,stud sizes your choice of length and diameter,
new Timken bearings (last almost forever), lip inner seal, new dust
cap. These hubs were specifically designed to eliminate weaknesses in
the hubs under racing conditions. They are not particularly lighter
than the stock hubs, but they are very strong, eliminating the
necked-down portion where front hubs break. The inner bearing is a
larger, heavier duty bearing. In four seasons of racing, the grease
in my inner bearings has not failed and not needed replacing, even
under racing conditions, something you can't say for the stock inner bearings.
>At 08:51 PM 10/13/2005, you wrote:
>>I'm definately loosing my marbles. Didn't Mark Weathers do aluminum hubs
>>along with the modified stub axles? I'd go for another set of those, whoever
>>To: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
>>Sent: 10/13/2005 5:25 PM
>>Subject: Aluminum front hubs
>>I'm going to try to persuade Bob Southwick to make another run of
>>aluminum front hubs. To make my pitch more effective, if you are
>>contemplating trying to get a set of these, please email me back so I
>>can give him a good quantity.
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