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Vilma Rodrigues Morales (Durika staff) picks her way through vehicle scrap at a local used parts dealers yard as we search for a suitable wheel bearing for the alternator. We found it (below). Vilma said "I would never have guessed that was what you wanted!"
All I wanted was a substantial wheel bearing hub with taper roller bearings and some useful bolt pattern at the back to mount it.
We cut off the steering arms. The bearings were rather worn in fact.
It would have been simpler and cheaper to have got a new trailer hub from http://www.etrailerpart.com/hubassemblies.htm
Brian Vick shows us the disassembled hub. Below, Kyle Childress cleans the bearings themselves in fuel oil.
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