Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Injun Territory, 'Merica!
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Running 45-50 year old sealed axle (green RW507C) bearings is like playing Russian Roulette. Anytime I get a '64-69 A body or '67-69 Firebird in here for maintainance with the original bolt-in axle rear in it, one of the first things I do is pull the drums, then the rear axles, and see if the rear axle bearings have been replaced. Unless there is paperwork with car showing they've been replaced recently, I press them off, ck the axles for wear, then press new bearings on, then ck the axle flange runout, then if axle is fine, press new new lock collars on.