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Projects replacing felt bearing seals for front hubs on 1929 nash special

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by sport fury, Jul 7, 2019.

  1. sport fury
    Joined: Jul 25, 2009
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    sport fury
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    66030324_2241233369324483_5571252308731232256_n.jpg 66378927_2241233149324505_5540826691686891520_n.jpg I have only found one source for front hub felt bearing seals for a 1929 Nash special.
    1925-30 Nash Adv Spec 480 Front Wheel Felt Seals Grease Oil p/n 30031 (Qty 2)
    eBay item number: 233208211251. US $33.95

    I found a source that does not have the felt seals but give a Nash P/N for them.
    5M0148 Seal Axle Front Wheel.Felt only 2 For Reference Only. Hagen's auto parts & machine

    the seal appears to go over the flange which is on the back of the hub and then the hub flange with seal goes into the flange on the backing plate. I may just make my own felt seal out of the correct felt material. trying to understand the fitment of this seal. I read the seal should be coated in grease to keep water out of bearings. I have a rough idea of the ID, OD and thickness of the needed felt seal. not sure as for how the felt seal fits into the flange on backing plate. any ideas?

     
  2. Boneyard51
    Joined: Dec 10, 2017
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    I have no knowledge of the Nash felt seals, but many times I have taken the inner and outer dimensions and cross referenced them in a seal book for a modern lip seal. It works... unless you want to keep the car 100% original.... but no one will see this area. Just one solution..



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