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fjmann
Fred Mann

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03/08/2012 10:39PM

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Re: Where to go for hub specs?
Posted by: fjmann
Date: March 08, 2012 10:54PM

Hmmm, wonder if the Mustang V8 hubs would fit Healey spindles ?


mgb260
Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
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02/29/2008 08:29PM

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1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: Where to go for hub specs?
Posted by: mgb260
Date: March 09, 2012 01:41AM

Nope, Different bearings. You may be able to bore/sleeve (copy Healy specs)in Mazda RX7Turbo II hubs.


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
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04/24/2009 11:02AM

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74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: Where to go for hub specs? RX 7 series II
Posted by: roverman
Date: March 12, 2012 12:54PM

Fred, Which Healey ? Jensen is tiny. Clan, Overall width is 3.0" and od is 5.75". Looks "iffy" on redrilling pattern between existing (5) on 4.5" bc. studs. "Might" go with larger dia. shoulder studs to offset bore existing holes/changing bc. Your results may vary. Good Luck, roverman.



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tr8todd
Todd Kishbach

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Re: Where to go for hub specs?
Posted by: tr8todd
Date: January 26, 2015 01:06PM

Anybody thinking about swapping out hubs might want to look over this Wilwood page. It lists all the aluminum replacement hubs they sell, what they fit, what bearings they use and most importantly bearing spacing. [www.wilwood.com] As long as you find one that uses the same bearings or smaller, you can machine the aluminum hub to the right specs. Pretty sure they all start from the same blank. I'm playing with the idea of using the Mustang 65-66 Mustang V6 or Mopar a-body 9"drum spindle application hubs on a TR8.


mgb260
Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
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02/29/2008 08:29PM

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1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: Where to go for hub specs?
Posted by: mgb260
Date: January 26, 2015 05:16PM

Todd, Excellent find! Do you mean 65-6 V8 or I6?


tr8todd
Todd Kishbach

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Re: Where to go for hub specs?
Posted by: tr8todd
Date: January 26, 2015 07:34PM

These are my three options. [www.wilwood.com] The TR8 uses A4 and A1 bearings. The common upgrade is to drill out the stock hub to accept an A2 bearing and then put a sleeve over the spindle to make up the difference in the inner race. The bearing spacing(measurement M) on the wedge needs to be around 2.3", so the bearing pocket will need to be machined a little deeper for the bearing to ride on the spindle properly and not hang over. I'm leaning towards the A body hub designed for vented rotors and a set of 12.19"X.81" vented rotors. You can get those hubs with a 5X4.5 wheel bolt pattern that will match the Ford 8.8 rear end. One of my TR8s has Rover SD1 struts and hubs. Those hubs use A6 and A2 bearings, so finding a hub for that car will be much easier. There are a ton of American cars that used those bearings.
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