<VV> Burnt up diff bearing

Mike McCrae mmccrae6 at cox.net
Thu Jun 25 18:36:53 EDT 2015

What we've all ignored here is "why" the bearing failed. If the race seat 
meets specs, be sure and clean out the passage that leads from the
"ledge" down to the bearing providing the necessary lubrication.... 
otherwise, you will burn out the new bearing as well.


-----Original Message----- 
From: Joel McGregor via VirtualVairs
Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2015 8:04 AM
To: virtualvairs at corvair.org
Subject: Re:  Burnt up diff bearing

The only one I had fail ruined the case.
It should have some good parts in it though.  The side adjuster sleeves if 
they aren't worn out and the spider gears are good to have spares.  You need 
an extra set when you install the 4 spider carrier.
If the case is messed up you could have it machined for a sleeve...
Is it a '64?

Joel McGregor

From: VirtualVairs [virtualvairs-bounces at corvair.org] on behalf of Smitty 
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Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 10:00 PM
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Subject: <VV> Burnt up diff bearing

Mike in most cases the outer race of the pinion end bearing spins in the 
case.  If your new race doesn't fit tight in the case you might as well 
trash it.     Smitty
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