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  This topic is about my 1970 Triumph GT6+ (MkII)
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brentb Brent Burlingham
Saskatoon, SK, Canada   CAN
I've got a howl happening on my '70 GT6+ after about 15 - 20 minutes of driving (definitely temperature related).

It's coming from the front driver side, and the hub on that side is noticeably hotter than the other side after it happens.

If I turn the wheel slightly, or apply brakes it stops for a second and then starts up again.

The brake doesn't seem to be binding.

I'm a complete mechanical idiot who is intent on learning how to look after this beauty, so I need some advice.

Does this sound like a wheel bearing?

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Manana Steve Wten
Thornhill, ON, Canada   CAN
Brent, I think you got it!

It' also not that tough a project to handle if you want to get your hands dirty.

Go Riders!

Steve



Steve
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brentb Brent Burlingham
Saskatoon, SK, Canada   CAN
Thanks Steve!

I'll order a kit for both sides and take a run at it.

Brent



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2018-04-26 01:19 PM by brentb.

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70spit Jon B
Camas, WA, USA   USA
Inspect your spindles carefully, too, before reassembly. If there is no noise for the first several minutes they're probably ok but a "howl" indicates a lack of lubrication or bearing wear that could easily affect the spindles.

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brentb Brent Burlingham
Saskatoon, SK, Canada   CAN
Will do!

Thank you.

Brent

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brucejon Gold Member Bruce Jones
Santa Cruz, CA, USA   USA
1962 Triumph TR3B
1963 Triumph TR3B "Tupperware TR3"
1969 Triumph Spitfire MkIII
1972 Triumph TR6
If a gt6 is like a spitfire the hub should be cleaned out and filled about a third with grease

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TheZster Steven Z
SAINT LOUIS, MO, USA   USA
1978 Triumph 1500 "BLK-BRY"
I've had scored spindles in the past... to what degree I couldn't tell you.... but a little work with fine emery cloth brought me back to life.... (40K miles ago)....

Z

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Doug in Vegas Douglas D
Las Vegas, NV, USA   USA
Check the spindle for bluing due to heat.

Wolfcreek Steve Steve P
Central, WI, USA   USA
Don't let it go too long! this never made a noise, until the wheel came off.

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brucejon Gold Member Bruce Jones
Santa Cruz, CA, USA   USA
1962 Triumph TR3B
1963 Triumph TR3B "Tupperware TR3"
1969 Triumph Spitfire MkIII
1972 Triumph TR6
You can get a hub puller as a loaner from AutoZone or the like



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2018-04-27 08:58 AM by brucejon.

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Tonyfixit Tony M
Duncan, BC, Canada   CAN
Hub pullers are not normally required.

If you are changing the grease seals, post here when you get the kit.

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brentb Brent Burlingham
Saskatoon, SK, Canada   CAN
Will do...ordered the kits this morning.

I have no idea what I am doing, so all advice is much appreciated.

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Doug in Vegas Douglas D
Las Vegas, NV, USA   USA
It's a lot simpler setup than people expect once you get it off the vertical link.

A pit crew could do one in minutes. Hell, I imagine a smoking one getting dropped in a bucket and someone carrying it away as the water boils over.

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TheZster Steven Z
SAINT LOUIS, MO, USA   USA
1978 Triumph 1500 "BLK-BRY"
In reply to # 1529164 by Doug in Vegas It's a lot simpler setup than people expect once you get it off the vertical link.

A pit crew could do one in minutes. Hell, I imagine a smoking one getting dropped in a bucket and someone carrying it away as the water boils over.

I've researched all the usual vendors... and still can't find a listing for "a pit crew"........ suppose I could find one at my FLAPS??

cool smiley

Z

Wolfcreek Steve Steve P
Central, WI, USA   USA
Be warned, the felt grease seal that is supplied with the "kits is the wrong part, (the right one is not available) it is too thick and will interfere with correct bearing adjustment. I think this is the reason mine failed catastrophically. If at all possible reuse the old one.

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