Rear axle bearing sleeves and their variations thru the years...
Watching the world (sleeves) go round? These are the days of our lives.
I've been meaning to set this up for many many days and today is the day.
Been working on my rear axle for the '18 again after some minor setbacks and thought I'd pose this to you folks...
Gotta try and get this axle done before a foray with the medical establishment. Then I can't lift squat for a few weeks. I ain't gonna make it. :-)
With the dimples set at roughly 12:00 this is what I see and wonder about.
Oops, I set the new ones up backwards.
Anyone have the foggiest idea why the split is in different locations over the years?
Obviously, orig means OLD sleeves, 30 yrs means sleeves from about 30 years ago and new means a month old.
I guess I didnt study mine enough. The hole for grease cup and dimple are in the same place on all but the V is not. Mine actually had one sleeve in backward. I marked them all when I removed them and it drove me crazy for a bit.
The slot should always be below center on the lower side. We are now making new ones hardened to C35. They should last a lot longer. The original Hyatts were hardened to C35. The Fords were C26.