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Front hub "water shield ". Nessisary ?

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JohnW63 John Williamson
Apple Valley, CA, USA   USA
We pulled the from hub and upright off our donor car and took it apart and cleaned and painted it. As I look at the diagram from Canely Classics, I don't know if they had part #14. If it was rubber, it was long since perished. Canley lists it as "No longer Available".

Do we need them to keep junk out of the hub ? Spitbits doesn't show that part. Rimmer seems to have a trojan horse virus, according to MY antivirus program, so I can't check there.





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jimgt6 Jim E
Seekonk, MA, USA   USA
The water shield is metal that fits onto the vertical link. If you look at the back of your hub, you will see a step down in diameter the shield basically fits closely around that. To answer your question, not really needed on the cars the way we use them now.

JohnW63 John Williamson
Apple Valley, CA, USA   USA
Jim,

Quote: not really needed on the cars the way we use them now.

Could you elaborate ? Granted, I live in a darn dry location, but... the car will be driven around. Perhaps a good amount if it's FUN to drive !



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jimgt6 Jim E
Seekonk, MA, USA   USA
I think water shield is a misnomer, it is more of a stone shield because it will not keep water from getting to the oil seal. Unless you plan to go fording streams, you could live without it. However if you can find two and they fit tightly( must tap on and not contact the hub when spun) on the vertical link, then put them on. The factory did see fit to use them and they were not known for spending more than needed on a vehicle


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Silver Spring, MD, USA   USA
Another view.



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Yellowhawk Valley Avatar
walla walla, WA, USA   USA
1969 Triumph Spitfire "Walla Walla"
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Those pieces are generally available through regular Spitfire parts places.
Dan

JohnW63 John Williamson
Apple Valley, CA, USA   USA
Dan,

I would hope so, but 2 out of my three spots list them as no longer available.A forth, MossMotors, doesn't list them at all.

I just got to Rimmer, from work and they only have used ones. New ones are no longer available according to them.



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Brad.Cogan Bradley Cogan
RAF Cosford, Shropshire, UK   GBR
1977 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Wray"
1989 Toyota MR2 "Coral"
2007 Fiat Grande Punto "Pepper"
I removed mine. I made sure to use the same thickness washers where the guard sat (I actually cut the parts of the guard off and used those bits as washers) to ensure there's no warping or anything going on.

It certainly looks a lot better without it. To be honest I think stones are more likely to get caught in the guard than in the brakes or hubs.



Brad Cogan

1977 Triumph Spitfire 1500 'Wray'
1989 Toyota MR2 Mk1b AW11 1600 twin cam
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14GPDJENGINEERING Avatar
Silver Spring, MD, USA   USA
Different parts -- Hub bearing shield & rotor shield.



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JohnW63 John Williamson
Apple Valley, CA, USA   USA
Yep. Jim has the right part in his picture.

Dennis and Bradley, not to worry. We have copies of the home version of the game to take home as a consolation prize ! smiling smiley



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wimpus Wim D P
Dendermonde, East-Flanders, Belgium   BEL
1978 Triumph 1500 TC "The Fox"
They are not made anymore..
I do have some NOS ones in my parts.

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Brad.Cogan Bradley Cogan
RAF Cosford, Shropshire, UK   GBR
1977 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Wray"
1989 Toyota MR2 "Coral"
2007 Fiat Grande Punto "Pepper"
Oh right. Oops.



Brad Cogan

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1989 Toyota MR2 Mk1b AW11 1600 twin cam
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JohnW63 John Williamson
Apple Valley, CA, USA   USA
How much would you part with them for, Wim ? I'll send you a PM.



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walla walla, WA, USA   USA
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1972 Triumph Spitfire MkIV "Spokane"
1975 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Dayton"    & more
Are you all saying that today when you order the felt seal that the steel cup no longer is part of the package? It seems only a short time ago many were complaining that the new cups were very slightly too large so everyone was using the originals - now they are not available at all?

I should have bought several the last time I bought some.
Dan

jimgt6 Jim E
Seekonk, MA, USA   USA
No, these are two different parts. The water shield presses onto the vertical link and the oil seal presses into the hub behind the inner bearing.

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