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4a rear Hub - Stiff-ness ?

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ShortBulge Silver Member Brian LeBlanc
Falls Church, VA, USA   USA
I've got 3 rear hub/ half shafts on bench

1 turns with a lot more effort then the other 2
...car had had sat for about 15 years

Is it trying to tell me something??

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TR3driver Randall Y
Confusion, Los Angeles, USA   USA
I'd say so. They should turn easily.

Not sure I'd want to put any of them back without changing the grease, though. Even modern grease doesn't last forever.



Randall
56 TR3 TS13571L Once and future daily driver
71 Stag LE1473L awaiting engine rebuild
7? Stag awaiting gearbox rebuild

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ShortBulge Silver Member Brian LeBlanc
Falls Church, VA, USA   USA
well....i've go no-clue on changing grease on a rear 4a hub

unless you dis-ass-emble the hub!

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TR3driver Randall Y
Confusion, Los Angeles, USA   USA
Right. Just like front wheel bearings, you disassemble the hub and repack the bearings. Unlike front wheel bearings though, you should replace the spacer, and need special tools to get it both apart and back together.

Starts on page 3-119 of the workshop manual
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2H2NJt34OffN2FkZjI2NjktNWJiMy00YWExLWIyNjctOTYzNmI3OTg2ODM0

There's a fellow on this forum that is reproducing the special hub pullers. I don't know, but I suspect he would cut the special wrench for you for a reasonable price, too. (Probably cheaper than buying a standard wrench and cutting it thinner to fit in the gap.) His name escapes me at the moment, but here's his website
https://windyridgefarm.us/Triumph-Churchill.php

The rest are reasonably common tools (dial indicator, bearing splitter, etc)

Or, there are various shops that know how to do the hubs. Just pack up the assembly and send off to them. Unfortunately I don't know a name to recommend at the moment, but I'm sure someone else does. The people I would check with include Bob Jasper (So CA), Greg Solow (central CA), Peter Caldwell (WI), Hap Waldrop (SC I think) and John Esposito (CT). (Not necessarily in that order.) I'm guessing any of them can do it, but if not, they will know who can.



Randall
56 TR3 TS13571L Once and future daily driver
71 Stag LE1473L awaiting engine rebuild
7? Stag awaiting gearbox rebuild

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ducbsa Bruce Metcalf
Berryville, VA, USA   USA
I took mine to London Auto in Fairfax.

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ShortBulge Silver Member Brian LeBlanc
Falls Church, VA, USA   USA
...Dave at London looked at them
...all 3 ..

and thought:
- no obvious problems, grinding, or movement
- use the 2 Stiff ones..

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