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How dare a 50 year old bearing wear out.
You are going to replace both sides?
 

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Can Opeler
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How dare a 50 year old bearing wear out.
You are going to replace both sides?
These were replacement bearings. It was “rebuilt” at some point.

The other side is good, but yes I went ahead and spent $225 to get bearings for both sides...
 

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Can Opeler
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Good choice. I have seen the way you drive. You are going to need new bearings.
Hey I didn’t put slicks on here for looks only!
 

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Can Opeler
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I pressed on the new bearings and retainers today. It’s 3°F in my garage so I’m not putting the axles in yet lol.

Hopefully everything will be good to go with no noise this time.
 

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Can Opeler
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It got to a blazing hot 23°F today so I put my axles back in. Unfortunately, the Opel can only drive in reverse in the snow with summer tires on lol!

Oh well I had a bit of fun inching around in 8” of snow. I'll have to do a full test of the axles when it all melts.

 

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Über Genius
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If reverse works in snow, swap tires sideways.
 

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Can Opeler
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If reverse works in snow, swap tires sideways.
They aren’t directional tires. It has more to do with my approach angle. The front end has to push through the wall off snow at grille level. The rear has much more clearance.
 

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Nope, But I would like to dive into the cake on the table LOL
 

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Can Opeler
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Nope, but is that an orange slice in your tree? Why lol?
 

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Actually Knorm, we have some dumb robins who made the trip a bit early. They like fruit....so, orange slices in the bush. And, we really have not had that much of the white sh.t this year.
 

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Can Opeler
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The new bearings solved my noise problem. The rear end sounds quiet and I haven’t spotted any leaks. I think I did it!

I also installed my zugstreben today. I can’t tell any difference with them installed. I bet they will help marginally at the track by helping me maintain my caster in corners.

 
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