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Elan Rear Bearing Shield

PostPost by: fattogatto » Sat Nov 26, 2016 1:24 am

I am getting ready to install new rear wheel bearings in a 1967 S3. in research I see reference to an inner bearing shield. As there was nothing like this on disassembly can someone shed some light on it?

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PostPost by: rgh0 » Sat Nov 26, 2016 1:32 am

A thin aluminium alloy shielded made from about 1mm thick sheet fits between the bearing and the retaining circlip of the inner bearing.

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PostPost by: fattogatto » Sat Nov 26, 2016 1:38 am

Thanks Rohan. Are these available or does one have to fabricate them?
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Sat Nov 26, 2016 1:42 am

http://www.kelsport.net/parts/products. ... ctionID=46

3.52 pounds from Kelsport but I presume others would also have

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PostPost by: rgh0 » Sat Nov 26, 2016 1:45 am

Note they were only used on the wider inner bearing later rear strut ( issue 18) not the early issue 16 strut that used 2 narrower 6206 bearings. So check which your car has

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PostPost by: CBUEB1771 » Sat Nov 26, 2016 2:55 am

Ray at RD Enterprises has them.
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PostPost by: fattogatto » Sat Nov 26, 2016 5:42 pm

Thank all. I have Issue 16 so no problems. I did notice one of the bearings had a very thin piece of brass shim behind it. Poorly made. Is this a common correction to tighten up a loose bearing?
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