Rear spindle bearing

CORVETTE SPECIFIC - Applicable to all or most models

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Rear spindle bearing

Postby 98lux » Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:50 pm

Hi all, anybody want to loan/hire out a rear spindal set up tool :oops: please :cry: I have all the bearings and the seals will be here on Monday. I got the spindals apart pretty easy, just grabbed a 2 arm puller from work and the a normal bearing puller.

One bearing was a new after market one and as soon as i put the puller under it with a bit of tension, there was roller bearings all over the floor, the bloody cage was so fine that it felt like it was plastic.
Cheers
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Postby DOC » Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:44 am

Bearing set-up tools can be made up with a large bolt a couple washers and a nut to suit.
You just need to assemble the bearings, center spacer and shim into the carrier and snug up so as to check end play.
just like setting up Harley wheel bearings, (73-99).
Ring me if you have questions Mate.

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Re: Rear spindle bearing

Postby CraigH » Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:42 pm

98lux wrote:Hi all, anybody want to loan/hire out a rear spindal set up tool :oops: please :cry: I have all the bearings and the seals will be here on Monday. I got the spindals apart pretty easy, just grabbed a 2 arm puller from work and the a normal bearing puller.

One bearing was a new after market one and as soon as i put the puller under it with a bit of tension, there was roller bearings all over the floor, the bloody cage was so fine that it felt like it was plastic.
Cheers


Am sure I have one but am on the Gold Coast till the 19th.

If you are not in a hurry.......

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Postby 98lux » Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:13 pm

I am on the Gold Coast every day :) :)
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Postby 98lux » Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:24 pm

PS: if you are down near Kirra in the morning, i will be on the beach from 8.30am till 5.00pm.
Just ask for David, u'8s age manager till 11.15am then on patrol till 5.00.
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Postby CraigH » Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:00 pm

Was near there today.

Picked up kids from airport.

Wife and I drove up and they flew :-)

Staying top of main beach this time.

If I had seen your post earlier I could have brought it up.

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Postby CraigH » Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:42 pm

Hi David

Do u want the bearing tool or the spindle tool ?

I have. The bearing tool.

My son did a check for me today and found this one.

Corvette America x2435.

www.corvetteamerica.com/downloads/X2435 ... gSetup.pdf

If you still need it pm me your address and I will get him to post it to you.

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Postby 98lux » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:06 pm

Thanks for the offer :o
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Postby 98lux » Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:57 am

Any body have any spare shims they don't want sitting around getting rusty :) i will even send back the unused ones all clean and oiled :) :)
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Postby Bazzas77 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:17 am

i might be too far away for you ??

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Postby 98lux » Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:24 am

maybe, Buuut OZ post goes from west to east and back :o :o
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Postby Bazzas77 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:46 pm

so what do you actually need ? i have everything to do this job

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Postby 98lux » Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:54 pm

Just some shims, not the realy big one just the little ones.
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Postby Bazzas77 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:59 pm

had a look around , can only find the bigger ones left over , not what you wanted

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Postby 98lux » Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:26 pm

I have the 2 at the bottom of the pic and only need some off the thin ones.

W :-o hats the chances of it going back together with just the shims that cam out
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Postby Bazzas77 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:05 pm

98lux wrote:
W :-o hats the chances of it going back together with just the shims that cam out


not very good, Ive rebuilt 4 arms and never had such luck.

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Postby 98lux » Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:12 pm

Is 0.06 mm ok or to big?going by google it is 0.0024 inch dry no grease
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Postby DOC » Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:59 pm

Always thought it was .002-.005 Dry, no grease. But I don't know what .06mm means. Sorry, all my tools are American.

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Postby 98lux » Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:26 pm

So .0024 should be fine?
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