69 Wilwood Frt Disc Brake?
A friends 69 had a front left wheel bearing explode. Unfortunately he is lacking skills, tools and physical ability to deal wit this..and he started to pull everything apart himself...then I get a "help" text.
The case of the outside bearing had welded itself to the spindle so it had to come off, especially since my friend tried cutting it off and FU the spindle shaft. He had removed everything but the spindle when I got there so I am not sure how the rear seal goes in the hub of the Wilwood brake kit as it was not "in" the hub itself.
Do you put new rear bearing in the hub then install the seal onto hub?
When I get to his house the car is supported on a block under front DS frame with car on a sloped driveway, both ball joint castle nuts removed...and no jack under the lower A arm. I assume the shock was holding the upper & lower A arms from flying apart so I put a crap tiny floor jack he had under the lower A arm and got the lower ball joint to come lose by hitting around the spindle with a hammer. The top one I needed to use a pickle fork so that ball joint is now dead and he will get a new one.
The car is lowered but IDK if he has drop spindles or lowering, Hotchkis, springs
Sadly this is a car that was "thrown" together by a shop for the PO who bailed on the project. My friend bought it from a consignment place for WAY to much $. There are so many other things on the car that are just not right. It does have some high $ parts. All Hotchkis upper/lower A arms & shocks with a Wilwood brake kit. The front rotor needs replacing as it got chewed when the bearing exploded. While he claimed he had it "lubed" the ball joint rubber covers are completely flat, not any grease in them and the hub had no signs of wheel bearing grease although there was some on the rear bearing when I saw it.
I told him to buy a new spindle, rotor, ball joint, bearings with races (I got the damaged outer race out of his hub), new castle nuts, notched outer bearing washer, stainless steel cotter pins, wheel bearing grease and a lube gun & grease, so he can actually lube the high $ parts that have never been lubed, and I would help him get it back together...unfortunately he pulled it apart before I saw it and have the ? on how the inner seal goes on the Wilwood hub.