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Does anyone offer tapered roller bearings to replace the factory ball bearings in the front hubs of a 57 Corvette ?

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Please disregard. I found the info in some old threads.

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I did find these. Price seems reasonable compared to the ones described in the older threads.

I have no affiliation whatsoever with the ebay seller. Just wanted to share in case anyone else is considering the conversion.


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Does anyone offer tapered roller bearings to replace the factory ball bearings in the front hubs of a 57 Corvette ?

Thanks,
Rex


Please disregard. I found the info in some old threads.

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YEP, I've posted this several times over the years.
https://www.superpages.com/bp/los-an...0018138791.htm

The aftermarket sources (Corvette Central, Paragon, etc) have them ------------------------- but at about TWICE the price. I have them on the 56 and I am a big believer in the conversion.

MANY, MANY years ago, Roy Braatz was the person responsible for making this known.






These bearings are NOT, repeat, NOT available through local bearing sources or at the local auto parts store.

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Thanks Tom. About 5 minutes after I started my thread, I found YOUR posts in previous threads. I should have just gone directly to you to start with.

Thanks Tom Parsons for all you do for this forum AND for us Corvette rookies (I'm a 50 year rookie compared to Tom).

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Originally Posted by Dr L-88 View Post
Thanks Tom. About 5 minutes after I started my thread, I found YOUR posts in previous threads. I should have just gone directly to you to start with.

Thanks Tom Parsons for all you do for this forum AND for us Corvette rookies (I'm a 50 year rookie compared to Tom).

Rex
Amen...
Glad to see Tom writing some NCRS Restorer articles so his knowledge gets past down in some small part...
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Note that if you are thinking about converting to disc brakes in the future, that the disc brake conversions come with tapered roller bearings & races (that fit the new brake rotors).

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That was my next question, and you answered it. Thank you.
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