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Front Inner Wheel Bearing Problem
I also have this posted on the Falcon board but thought others may have run into this and might have a fix.
'68 falcon, stock spindles & hubs, new bearings & races. Problem is that the flange on the inner wheel seal contacts the face of the spindle before the inner bearing contacts the bearing stop. The result is that the wheels are extremely hard to turn. I pushed the car from one side of the garage to the other and when I disassembled the hub I could see rub marks on the seal flange.
Parts are correct per application - Inner bearings are a Set 6 (LM 67010 race, LM67048 roller) and the seals are 6715. National seal, Timken bearings.
I've been a Ford guy a long time but have never seen this problem before. It's almost as if there is a 1/4" of material gone from the bearing stop on the spindle, but there is no real evidence that this is the case.
Has anyone run into this before? How did you overcome?
I should point out that I have no idea how this car ran and drove as I purchased it w/o motor or trans. This is a bracket car project so I just automatically started replacing everything. And yes, the parts do match the old ones.
Thanks for any assistance.
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