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Re: [FWDLK] Rear Disc Brake Conversion for 1957 Dodge Custom Royal -- What's a 'green' axle bearing?



I've used them for years on road cars with no issues.  Somewhere back in the stone age they had problems with them and they got a bad reputation.  I remember getting told off by people about them back in the 90s.  I was told they'd never hold up, fall out at speed, couldn't take the power being put through them, blah, blah, blah.  I was really just warning everyone in case they heard this from anyone.  It's still a popular myth in my opinion.  btw, the same people told me the Ford 9 inch was just a junk knockoff of the 8 3/4.  Yeah......suuuuuuure it is.....

And dont get me started on the sacrilege of installing a Ford reached in a mopar.......the nerve!   :)

no snow today, but this weekend?!?!?!??


-------- Original message --------
From: Jim S <0000416108efff67-dmarc-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 4/5/18 23:42 (GMT-05:00)
To: L-FORWARDLOOK@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [FWDLK] Rear Disc Brake Conversion for 1957 Dodge Custom Royal -- What's a 'green' axle bearing?

Green bearings work just fine on road cars. The ford 9”, widely used for oval track racing, has ball bearings. 


On Apr 5, 2018, at 11:20 PM, cpollock2 <cpollock2@xxxxxxxxxxxx

Green bearings convert the factory conical roller bearings to actual roller bearings.  This is fine for drag cars which put a lot of horses to the pavement. Drag cars generally go in straight lines...not so good for road cars.  But since you probably aren't daily driving this car it shouldn't be a problem.  You'll have to have them pressed onto the axles.  I've had several sets done on 8 3/4 rears in the past.  They are only for 8 3/4 rears so far as I know.  Never had a failure.  Last set I got from mancini racing.

-------- Original message --------
From: John Williams <jwilliams@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 4/5/18 22:20 (GMT-05:00)
Subject: [FWDLK] Rear Disc Brake Conversion for 1957 Dodge Custom Royal -- What's a 'green' axle bearing?

I converted my front brakes to disc several years ago, and now want to convert the rear brakes as well.  I found a kit for the rear brakes here: http://www.ecihotrodbrakes.com/rear_discbrake_conversions.html

 

There’s a note which states “Chrysler product rear axles require one piece "GREEN" axle bearings.”  Can anyone tell me what ‘green’ axle bearing are, and where I can obtain them?

 

Thanks so much for your help!

 

John Williams

1957 Dodge Custom Royal


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