Can anyone identify who might have manufactured this rear wheel bearing setup where the axle is floating and the bearing is attached to the rear drum?
my photos were larger than 250kb... I will reduce the images and post again.
Here are two of the photos I attempted to attach to the first posting...
Malcolm, I have just had an experience with a similar hub. I came to the conclusion that the hub was manufactured by Jess Bonar. Jess lived in Florida before his passing some years back.
In order to remove the stubs, we had to bore them out of the axle housings. In order to restore
the original bearings you would have to add back the
tubing that was bobbed to install the floating hub. In our case, we opted to buy a new set of floating hubs from John Stoltz.
Can't read your comments as shown over the images.
Thank you Lee!... This is my first post to this forum and you have supplied the answer I was seeking within 1hr of my posting!
Now the work begins!
Malcom, when you order the hubs from John Stoltz, get the installation kit. It includes the drill and tap needed to install the extra screws plus the socket for the hub bolts so you can torque them properly. http://modeltranch.com/show_product.asp?idProduct=36 Some say the screws are optional, but they aren't and must be installed with loctite 242 (blue). Also hub bolts are torqued to 35 lb-ft and be sure to peen them well. Be sure the axle is in good shape so that the inner bearing slides in easily.
Malcolm, I need to give credit to "Gator" Gould who was able to pinpoint Jess Bonar as the maker. I'm pleased that the forum has once again performed it's intended task.
@ John Zibell. Thank you for the pointers. I am surprised that anyone would consider pinnin bolts would be optional but I appreciate you pointing out the safety necessity.