Because of that, some damage can occur without the driver knowing so it is important that drivers become familiar with all the symptoms of a bad wheel hub bearing. Our tapered bearing kit includes high quality bearings, seals, shims, split pin and nut and utilizes the standard spacer for a simple installation. With excerpts from a great tutorial posted by Paul Hunt here: Moss claims they are now selling face adjusted bearings with the R2 on the inner bearing inner race. Here's an interesting thing: How to assemble everything properly?
Front wheel bearings
Still not nearly flush. I am pretty sure they are not? On the other hand Peter had a pair of original face adjusted ball bearings that had a 2mm radius and fit my car perfectly. I also think this has to be put into perspective. Hover the mouse to see where a link goes. Its well worth a read. I have no idea on cost, I doubt cheap, or the load bearing characteristics compared to the originals.
MG Midget & Sprite Front Wheel Bearings : How-To Library : The MG Experience
This subject was not much discussed in the manuals because the OEM bearings were still readily available, and when using those it is simply a "fit and forget" design. This of course would not cure the problem of play in the front wheel. In the past five years I've fitted three different sets of the non OE available with the play it seems we all have experienced. Leave a rating or a comment below, and get instant reply notification via email If you have a long question, or a question not directly related to this article, please start a new topic in the Discussion Forums. Incorrect bearing fit without spacer between bearings.
Description: However in the case of the new bearing I had to back the hub nut off slightly to enable me to get the split pin through and this means that the hub now rotates OK. While farming about acres I worked as a millwright in a large gray iron foundry. When the bearing radius is smaller than the spindle radius the bearing does not fit against the flange. Before going further I will give a little of my background.