Wanted: Front hub inner bearing water shield

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Wanted: Front hub inner bearing water shield

I've discovered I'm missing a front hub inner bearing water shield on one side, no one seems to stock them anymore, it's a long shot but has anyone got one they don't need? (or point me to somewhere else I could try).

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Neil.

 

 

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If you've no5 already done so I can only suggest giving Rimmer Bros a ring. It is shown on their website as superseded. They may be able to supply an alternative or offer advise. 

Paul Richards

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Is that the felt seal adhered in a soft metal cup ?
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When I upgraded to the new hub, the bearings are sealed bearings. Could a sealed bearing be used in place of bearing plus felt seal in your case ?
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Try Chris at Redline for felt seal ?
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https://www.jamespaddock.co.uk/front-hub-seal-felt-3

https://www.jamespaddock.co.uk/front-hub-bearingsseals-kit-3

You'll really enjoy fitting it - buy a spare or two for when you wreck the first one trying to get it in!

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I read the post and instantly thought of the felt seal / metal retainer.
 

Its actually some sort of water splash guard that is not present on later cars. Googling the part number brings up several forum posts (on different forums) asking if anyone knows of a source, so, as Neil alludes to already, they are no longer available new.

On some of the posts relating to car restorations (Triumph) it seems to suggest it is acceptable to run without these splash shields.

Ian

 

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I tried being gentle tapping the soft cup into place. That didn't work. Once it is bent, it is useless. Put the hub face down on its studs. Put felt seal on top of recess with metal cup facing into hub. Piece of wood to cover felt ring. Hit it hard in the centre of the wood with the biggest hammer you have. Home and square in one. Make sure bearing in place first though !! Changing to upgraded hub was one of the best things I did.
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Thanks for your help guys, Ian is right, it's a splash guard.

If i cant get one I'll have to leave it as is, it's been ok for the last 34 years so maybe I'm worrying too much.

I've ordered a wheel bearing kit from Rimmer Bros which includes the later rubber type seal, I read on another forum somewhere that it should be a direct replacement for the felt type.

 

 

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Hmm - has the stub axle got some fretting / bearing spin? Seems to be marked near the back. Can you feel any edges when you run a finger nail over it?

Years ago I had a classic mini (on discs) spin an outer bearing race in its hub so the outer was actually loose! 

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A little but the photo makes it look worse than it is, with new bearings and fresh grease I think it'll be fine, this will be a more regular service exercise in the future.