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Otto Skorzeny
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Re: Alignment

Postby Otto Skorzeny » Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:47 am

Well, I guess I'd better take good care of the bearings that are on it now!

Rock Auto shows front wheel bearing for 1966 for $20. Is this the correct part? Should I order a couple just to have them on hand?

https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/old ... aring,1672

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Re: Alignment

Postby Schurkey » Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:44 pm

Otto Skorzeny wrote:Well, I guess I'd better take good care of the bearings that are on it now!

Rock Auto shows front wheel bearing for 1966 for $20. Is this the correct part? Should I order a couple just to have them on hand?

https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/old ... aring,1672

Ooops. I didn't scroll to the bottom of the chart you linked to. Yeah, they're showing the front bearing assy. for twenty bucks. I can hardly believe it. One wonders if these are Chinese. Never heard of WJB bearings before.

If you're keeping the original brakes...I'd jump all over that. I was certain they were nearly extinct. Now I'm wondering what reality I'm living in.

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Re: Alignment

Postby Otto Skorzeny » Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:09 pm

Hahaha! Thanks.

For $20 you can't beat it. I'll buy a pair to keep on the shelf just in case. They probably are Chinese but I'm not auto crossing this car so if I need to use them they ought to work.

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Re: Alignment

Postby Otto Skorzeny » Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:43 pm

Here's WJB's website. https://wjbgroup.com/about-wjb/

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Re: Alignment

Postby Otto Skorzeny » Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:07 pm

I purchased a pair of the WJB front wheel bearings from Rock Auto for $20 each. They had an instant 10% rebate at checkout. I also used the 5% Rock Auto discount code so the grand total for a set of front wheel bearings which included $3.30 tax and $7.99 shipping was $44.53.

That's not too bad. The parts look like good quality but you can't tell until they're used. Each bearing weighs 3 pounds. If any of you have the originals out of the car I'd be interested to know what they weigh.

I figure for less than $50 it's better to have them if I need them than to not be able to get them at all someday.

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Re: Alignment

Postby Willysnut1959 » Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:52 am

When I read this post I did the same thing as Otto, I purchased a second set of front wheel bearings from Rock Auto. When I bought new ones a year ago the best price I could find was $79 each.
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Re: Alignment

Postby Otto Skorzeny » Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:23 pm

I ought to buy whatever they have left and sell them for $40 each! What a bargain!

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Re: Alignment

Postby Otto Skorzeny » Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:24 pm

Marty,
How do they look to you compared to the originals or to the ones you paid $80 for?

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Re: Alignment

Postby Willysnut1959 » Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:25 am

Otto,
They are the very same bearing from the same manufacturer. Only difference being they were $60 less
Marty

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Re: Alignment

Postby bcroe » Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:09 pm

Yes a changeout to 70-78 complete front suspension is not that hard, probably
rebuild it first. I grabbed a few before they got to the crusher and gave them to
60s owners. Discs, dual circuit, common parts. Bruce Roe


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