After much reading and searching the forum and I can not determine if the INNER rear axle bearing uses a seal. There is much talk of the inner seal on the OUTER bearing but I am interested in knowing if there is a seal for the INNER bearing by the carrier.
There is no seal on the inner Hyatt bearings.
Thank you sir.
Royce is correct assuming it's not a TT. If it's a TT there is a felt inner seal outboard of the inner bearing. It separates the rear end oil which also lubes the inner bearing from the outer bearing which uses grease.
Just get the MTFCA front and rear axle book. It is a valuable tool for rebuilding both crucial elements of the car and Glen Chaffin does an excellent job of explaining the process for first-time rebuilders. Pay close attention to his recommendations and you measurements to obtain the correct tolerances and you will be surprised how well the results turn out. Good luck!
My only quibble with the book is that Glen is neutral on whether to use the original type of pinion bearing or John Regan's Fun Projects replacement. I'll go with the FP bearing every time.
Stay away from those MTFCA books! I like the original Ford Service book, originally published in 1925-7.
The Ford Service book is excellent as a single source of knowledge if you have a large stash of NOS Ford parts and all the tools like a Ford dealer in the 1920's. If you're like most of us, dealing with 90+ year old used parts in a hobby garage you may get some help from the MTFCA books too - in combination with the Ford Service manual. Murray Fahnestock's old writings in the Ford Owner magazine, what's written here at the forum and what you may learn from local T:ers