Front wheel bearing seal

A

avbell2

Guest
I'm changing the front wheel bearings on my "new" red '66. Under the
metal cup that covers the end of the axle is an O-ring. I was told
that there should not be an O-ring in the groove but there is
definitely one there now. Replace it with a new one or toss it out
entirely? I see where this question came up before on the forum but I
can't see where anyone answered it.
Thanks,
Mike Bell
Red '66
Sacramento, CA
 
D

David Chapman

Guest
Although it looks like it's for an O ring that grove is to hold the rubber cap
that was fitted to very early Amphicars. The idea being the rubber would
compress slightly and you wouldn't have a problem of water being sucked in to
the wheel bearings. When using the metal cup you need a seal isn't quite
air-tight. That way if there is a pressure difference any water gets sucked
inside the metal cap (where it doesn't cause a problem), instead of past the
inner oil seal where it does. So, in short, remove the O ring.

David Chapman
 
A

avbell2

Guest
Well that settles that, and saves me from trying to find new O-rings.
Thank you Mr.Chapman.


--- In amphicar-lovers@y..., "David Chapman" <david@m...> wrote:
> Although it looks like it's for an O ring that grove is to hold the
rubber cap
> that was fitted to very early Amphicars. The idea being the rubber
would
> compress slightly and you wouldn't have a problem of water being
sucked in to
> the wheel bearings. When using the metal cup you need a seal isn't
quite
> air-tight. That way if there is a pressure difference any water
gets sucked
> inside the metal cap (where it doesn't cause a problem), instead of
past the
> inner oil seal where it does. So, in short, remove the O ring.
>
> David Chapman
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
jfriese Front Wheel Bearing Covers wanted General Amphicar Discussion 7
T Front Wheel Bearing problem General Amphicar Discussion 2
A Front Wheel Bearing Is Off General Amphicar Discussion 0
T Front wheel bearing removal? General Amphicar Discussion 5
A Front wheel bearing #s General Amphicar Discussion 1
S Front wheel bearing grease tool General Amphicar Discussion 0
D Front wheel bearing adjustment General Amphicar Discussion 0
M Front wheel cylinder rebuild parts cross General Amphicar Discussion 1
peterboz Brake wheel cylinder front General Amphicar Discussion 3
J Rust at the Front Wheel Wells General Amphicar Discussion 0
S Installing Front Wheel Bearings General Amphicar Discussion 5
G Front wheel bearings and water General Amphicar Discussion 1
T New front wheel bearings and seals General Amphicar Discussion 0
T Front wheel seal: Spring facing in or out? General Amphicar Discussion 4
T Front Wheel: Seal Install Problem General Amphicar Discussion 2
T Problem with Front wheel Berring General Amphicar Discussion 3
B SV: Shocks/Front Wheel General Amphicar Discussion 0
M Shocks/Front Wheel General Amphicar Discussion 1
R Front wheel question General Amphicar Discussion 5
E Front Wheel Grease Seal General Amphicar Discussion 0
A Front Wheel Cylinder General Amphicar Discussion 4
E Stuck front wheel General Amphicar Discussion 1
S Front Wheel Lock General Amphicar Discussion 0
W front wheel bearings General Amphicar Discussion 3
auburnamphi FLEXIBLE FRONT BRAKE HOSE General Amphicar Discussion 7
Mark Richardson Greasy Front Brakes General Amphicar Discussion 27
Kruser Anybody know the story of the front damage? General Amphicar Discussion 2
Jon March Looking to buy front shocks (thru body) General Amphicar Discussion 7
SNOWBIRD Engine front plate General Amphicar Discussion 0
DougFromBaltimore Socket bases for the front turn signal assembly General Amphicar Discussion 2
SNOWBIRD Fiberglass Front hoods General Amphicar Discussion 1
MAE Front license plate bracket General Amphicar Discussion 7
SNOWBIRD Front hoods General Amphicar Discussion 0
auburnamphi Front seat sliding rail assembly General Amphicar Discussion 3
rhysaccess Rubber front axle grease caps? General Amphicar Discussion 3
Midwest Amphicar Hemmings on line front page General Amphicar Discussion 0
Bill Todd Installing new front spring/shocks General Amphicar Discussion 7
Midwest Amphicar Amphicars front page of Boats in the Belfry General Amphicar Discussion 0
Jacques B. Question about of the front lights. General Amphicar Discussion 2
LSolheim Front Edge Door Adjustment? General Amphicar Discussion 2
CapnJohn WTB - Front seat General Amphicar Discussion 1
T Fitting Front Deck Lid General Amphicar Discussion 9
auburnamphi Front Seat General Amphicar Discussion 2
T Front Seatback Upholstery Installation General Amphicar Discussion 4
auburnamphi Front Seats?? General Amphicar Discussion 0
Ken Chambers Front coil-over shocks General Amphicar Discussion 32
S Tie Rods - Front End Rebuild General Amphicar Discussion 4
C Where is your front seat belt mounting bar location? General Amphicar Discussion 1
azpaul50 Front License Plate Bracket General Amphicar Discussion 14
T Front Suspension/Steering Adjustment??? General Amphicar Discussion 0
Similar threads


















































Top