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Subject: 1953 NAA SHIMS SET BACK LASH ON WHEEL BEARINGS

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Kevin    Posted 12-05-2021 at 14:44:50 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • 1953 NAA SHIMS SET BACK LASH ON WHEEL BEARINGS
  • HOW IS THIS DONE? WHAT AM I LOOKING FOR WHEN RE-ASSEMBLING THE SHIMS, HOW MANY AND SUCH.

    THANK YOU

    KEVIN

    John in Mich    Posted 12-05-2021 at 19:52:16 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: 1953 NAA SHIMS SET BACK LASH ON WHEEL BEARINGS
  • The only way I found is scientific trial and error. Take a guess on a number and install them. Now test.
    With both rear wheels off the floor. Turn one rear wheel.
    If the other one turns in the same direction you need to add shim(s).
    If the other one does not turn or turn in the opposite direction, take out shim(s).
    A PITA but that is the only way I know.

    JMOR    Posted 12-05-2021 at 18:38:30 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: 1953 NAA SHIMS SET BACK LASH ON WHEEL BEARINGS
  • You don't want the ends of the axles to be pressed together so much as to gall, but not so much of a gap as to result in loose bearing/race clearance.

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