Fixing Wheel hubs

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Hatch on Sunday, January 06, 2013 - 07:12 pm:

I am getting some wood hubs ready to make some wheels and am having a problem. Most of the ones i am finding the bearing race is loose in the hub. The race was turning in the hub. I was trying about brazing up the hubs and turning them. will the brass hold up? What about spray welding? What has anyone done to fix this? I know, find some good hubs, well some time we will have to fix these. Any ideas? Thanks, Dan


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jim Thode Chehalis Washington on Sunday, January 06, 2013 - 07:56 pm:

Dan,

Depending on how bad they are, Loctite 609 Retaining Compound is made for that purpose.
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/667024/loctite-609-retaining-compound-10-ml

Brass build up is strong enough and would would work IF you have a good way to get it tuned down true to the hub axis.

Jim


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By keith g barrier on Sunday, January 06, 2013 - 08:03 pm:

Dan, I have done these using a very sharp punch and dinging the inside of the hub(many times) then using the green bearing and sleeve setting locktite. You will get many opinions on this so do as you see fit.I have used this method through the years and have had good luck. My budget does'nt allow for expensive repairs and as long as everything goes back tight and I deem it safe I go with it. I have seen races spin in modern cars and run many miles at high speeds. Not recommended but happens. Most people now never even think of repacking wheel bearings till they have trouble. KB


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Harold Schwendeman - Sumner,WA on Sunday, January 06, 2013 - 08:13 pm:

Wonder if there's a way for a machinist to "knurl" the inside of hubs,.....???


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Walker, NW AR on Sunday, January 06, 2013 - 08:28 pm:

John McLaren turns out the race faces in the hubs .030 and gets .030-over o.d. races. I have a set of wheels he built, and I might be able to find the part numbers for them. If not, you probably could get them from Timken.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Larry Smith on Sunday, January 06, 2013 - 09:19 pm:

Dan, it sounds like you are working on early hubs. Loose bearings are common on those. If it's a late hub, just get another, they are everywhere! If it's not real bad, what about plating? Of course you'd have to tape off the threads.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Sunday, January 06, 2013 - 09:34 pm:

How about cutting a piece of .002 shim stock the width of the race, wrap it around the race, and tap both into the hub? If that's not tight, maybe some .005 stock? I had a front wheel grease seal that was loose in the hub, so I cut a shim out a steel can. Problem solved.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Hatch on Monday, January 07, 2013 - 05:11 am:

Mike: What does he do about the seal? I would like to use an old type seal not the new ones. Thanks, Dan.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Joshua Stephen Preston on Monday, January 07, 2013 - 05:47 am:

Hey Dan, I had the same problem on the front spindles of my 27 RAJO had the spindles metal sprayed and machined back worked a treat, cheap too
Joshua Preston


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Walker, NW AR on Monday, January 07, 2013 - 09:37 am:

Dan -- I'll check when I'm at my shop today and let you know what I find.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Walker, NW AR on Monday, January 07, 2013 - 06:12 pm:

Dan -- I just sent you an email.


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