|03-01-2013 04:23 PM|
|02-28-2013 08:41 PM|
|bigdog7373||Awesome! It's nice to see people actually keep vehicles and get the full life out of them, It's pretty rare nowadays with everyone wanting a new car every 3 years.|
|02-28-2013 08:37 PM|
That truck has been with him down in Arkansas since he moved down there in late 80s.
The body has gone to hell over the years but hes got another rust free cab and box for it,new gm doors /front clip......
you can still eat off the motor in that truck,hes run mobil 1 in it since it was new.
Origional motor had close to 400,000 plus on it when he got bored and decided to stuff in an rv cam and a set of olf fuelie heads he had reworked with hardened seats and valve job.
That thing still had the original cross hatch in the cylinders with standard bore and original untouched bottem end.
He put about 100 miles or so with new top end when one of the new hardened seats came out and broke a piston and scratched a cylinder wall!
So he had to pull it apart and have it poked .030 over and put it back together with new bearings/pump/chain....... while he was in there.
That motor still has the original untouched standard crank with another 500,000 plus on it since then.
My old 96 ford plumbing service van has 320,000 on it with original drivetrain in it also,just keep putting mobil 1 in there and keep all the filters including trans changed.
I also dump the oil in rear axle once a year,doing ball joints and radius arm bushings on the ford this weekend
|02-28-2013 08:17 PM|
|02-28-2013 08:11 PM|
My dad has a 78 chevy 4x4 he bought new with close to a million miles on it ,front rotors have never been turned.
Hes gone through several sets of pads/ball joints/u joints/clutches/midas lifetime mufflers........... but he always brags about the original untouched brake rotors on front of it!
Hes one of those guys who keeps a little book with everything hes done to his vehicles since he bought them.
Anyway Id just repack the bearings and replace the seals myself
|02-28-2013 04:10 PM|
|T-bucket23||The most important thing whether you re-use or install new is to be sure you pack them properly. Most bearing failures are due to improper packing or dirt getting into them. I have seen guys just smear grease on them. This will cause failure in short order. A bearing packer is a good investment and they work real well. I have one that looks like a can. You put the bearing in it and squeeze it in a vise to force the grease into it. Quick and easy. I always keep a few small boxes from parts orders or oil filters around to put bearings and the nuts in if I am just doing a repair. Keeps them clean and safe.|
|02-28-2013 04:09 PM|
|T-bucket23||The most important thing weather you re-use or install new is to be sure you pack them properly. Most bearing failures are due to improper packing or dirt getting into them. I have seen guys just smear grease on them. This will cause failure in short order. A bearing packer is a good investment and they work real well. I have one that looks like a can. You put the bearing in it and squeeze it in a vise to force the grease into it. Quick and easy. I always keep a few small boxes from parts orders or oil filters around to put bearings and the nuts in if I am just doing a repair. Keeps them clean and safe.|
|02-27-2013 08:25 PM|
If your bearings show no wear or discoloration then go ahead and reuse them. The important thing is that you get enough grease between the rollers when you repack them. You've got disc brakes on the front so make sure you use the proper type grease. You might want to replace the seal before you put it back together. It's just cheap insurance. Adjust the bearing nut to the right spec after tightening it tight to seat the bearings and back it off. Then re-tighten to the proper spec. The reason your bearings look so good after 80K is because someone has been doing a good service job all along.
|02-27-2013 08:01 AM|
It's actually a light tan. I think they call it Sandalwood.
|02-26-2013 10:19 PM|
|bigdog7373||Oh. My. God. Roger1 that is an amazing car(or truck) The white interior is awesome|
|02-01-2013 08:13 PM|
|02-01-2013 04:02 PM|
Again, maybe I'll give this more thought at the next brake job.
I don't put many miles on this car, but I do want it safe and reliable.
Btw, this is an original Choo Choo SS car and is fairly rare for a 1983 model. I put an LT1/4L60E in it back in 1998. The engine and transmission came out of a '96 Impala SS that was taken out of the car when it only had 100 miles on it. I've only put 25K miles on it since then. I did the rear gear change at the same time.
I thought you guys might like to see the car we're talking about. Pics always make a thread more interesting.
|02-01-2013 03:52 PM|
|02-01-2013 03:12 PM|
|Valkyrie5.7||If I was at all concerned, I would just replace them. Better to know their good then to worry about them on the road. I've used the Autozone Timken bearings in quite few applications, it's usually what I go with.|
|02-01-2013 02:41 PM|
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