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Re: 1972 BB Convertible in Atomic Orange Color

Posted: Oct 27th, 2016 2:44 am
by vito
Thanks A66

Back in business. New Imported disks arrived :thumbs: Now to install this stuff.

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Brake assembly done

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Installed.
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Brake function check

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My spindles have been abused :ack: Future replacement part

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Make sure that the disks and the spindles holes line up. This is were you adjust your parking brake.

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Okay now someone once said that you could NOT install the wheel studs with the spindle installed. So I will take one for the team and really find out.

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How bout that chit :cheers: You can if your bolts are the same length :thumbs: Also note that my dust cover has no paint or powder coating on it.

Also adjust your parking brake before you put on the half shaft :crazy:

Tomorrow, brakes and torqueing everything except the bushing bolts, those have be to torqued at ride level.

Re: 1972 BB Convertible in Atomic Orange Color

Posted: Oct 28th, 2016 5:02 am
by rbryce1
vito wrote:Okay, now what type of grease fitting is this?

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What kind of grease gun tip would you use on these? They are very similar to the little grease fittings on my Harbor Freight die grinders that they say to grease every 6 months, but I never could find a way to get grease in them. They say if you can't, send them in and they will grease them.

NOT ... The cost of freight is more than the die grinder cost and do you really trust Harbor Freight to actually do it! :skep:

Re: 1972 BB Convertible in Atomic Orange Color

Posted: Oct 28th, 2016 10:38 am
by MaineVette
vito wrote: Okay, now what type of grease fitting is this?

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Never seen those before. :skep: I'd just replace them with a regular zerk fitting (assuming you'd even have access to the fitting once installed).

Re: 1972 BB Convertible in Atomic Orange Color

Posted: Oct 28th, 2016 4:14 pm
by vito
Sorry Tim,

These guys are smaller than usual, I thought about replacing them as well.

After doing some research, I found that this is what you need or something like it.

The grease fittings for AC Delco are in the bearing cap and not in the cross part as they used to be.

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Bob, you might find one at Harbor Freight :D

Re: 1972 BB Convertible in Atomic Orange Color

Posted: Oct 28th, 2016 8:13 pm
by rbryce1
Nope.

Re: 1972 BB Convertible in Atomic Orange Color

Posted: Oct 28th, 2016 8:43 pm
by vito
rbryce1 wrote:Nope.
A man of many words. LOL

Re: 1972 BB Convertible in Atomic Orange Color

Posted: Oct 29th, 2016 6:43 pm
by vito
Still working on the drivers side. Something just didn't feel right.

This is the inner bearing :willy:


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Also note that the grease on this side had a greyish color to it. Here we go again.

What the heck caused this? Never seen a bearing look like this.

Re: 1972 BB Convertible in Atomic Orange Color

Posted: Nov 12th, 2016 10:28 pm
by rbryce1
I don't really remember what the inner rear bearing should look like, but is the retainer bent or is it just the angle in the photo. I normally replace all bearings if I go that far into them, but I don't know how many miles are on your bearings. They are just too hard to replace, same goes with a throw-out bearing. Anytime the trans comes out, a new TO bearing goes in.

Re: 1972 BB Convertible in Atomic Orange Color

Posted: Nov 13th, 2016 5:05 pm
by vito
rbryce1 wrote:I don't really remember what the inner rear bearing should look like, but is the retainer bent or is it just the angle in the photo. I normally replace all bearings if I go that far into them, but I don't know how many miles are on your bearings. They are just too hard to replace, same goes with a throw-out bearing. Anytime the trans comes out, a new TO bearing goes in.
Your correct hawk-eye. I have new bearings and seals on the way.

Re: 1972 BB Convertible in Atomic Orange Color

Posted: Nov 19th, 2016 6:51 pm
by vito
FYI, here are the GM part# for the bearings and seals for the TA's

Inner bearing/race 7450700
Outer bearing/race 7451202

Inner seal 3794002
Outer seal 3794006

You can use these numbers for a cross reference for other brands.