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Old 10-26-2011, 03:55 AM
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ok got my front suspension 4" droped front axle with speedway motors 37 ford spindles, the new hubs got here running harley 19" rims so i had to get new hubs respoke the rims so they will work with the spindles. so the rear bearing is pressed into the hub and dosent fit the spindle... isnt the bearing supposed to be pressed on the spindle shaft.? this is a dry bearing if i got a bigger bearing im talking like 3 thousands if it slids on, isnt the rim supposed to spin on the bearing. if it slids on, the bearing wont be working any t bucket guys out there running spoke wheels how are yours made.

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Old 10-26-2011, 05:31 AM
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Not quite sure what you were trying to say, but the Hallcraft's that I had on my now long gone bucket had the same type conventional bearings that any passenger car had - from outside to in: nut - washer - cup and cone - cup and cone - seal. This assembly all slid on the spindle with the brake disc bolted to the hub.

Now - there is something that concerns me - you said that you needed a new hub and respoked the wheel. I hope that you used the much heavier automotive spoke, not skinny, thin motorcycle spokes. The bike spokes can fail. I bought my wheels used and the original owner had for some reason replaced 5-6 with those thin ones which then broke on me - I saved the wheel, but then respoked with the right ones and never after tens of thousands of miles, never another problem
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A friend of my brother gave me his abanded T bucket project. It has a Tube front axle and wire spokes wheels he said were harley. NO Brakes and the spindles were ground, removing the backing plate mounting hole boss. I eventually want to get some front brakes before i start driving it. , The spare cash is going on other projects now. I traded the last tube axle-harley wires I had in the 60's for a dropped axle with lincoln brakes the harleys went on an old fuel dragster.
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i too had hallcraft wheel

but i feel your correct.. i'd rather they press on the wheel and slide on the spindle
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