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Old 12-09-2018, 10:06 AM
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Can someone tell me the Timken (or other) part number for Roller Bearings for front wheels of a C1?
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Outer front 58- 62 B67R ( 1/2 inch thick)
Inner front 58-62 B52R

I bought these for my 62 in the late 90s from Allied Bearing. The p/n might have changed as I believe they have outsourced to a Japanese brand which is a excellent quality product.
Allied Bearing in Los Angeles (310) 837-0752.

PS found this thread
https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...bearing-s.html

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Old 12-09-2018, 12:47 PM
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The tapered roller bearings for 53-62 Corvettes (as well as 49-54 Chevys) are ONLY an imported bearing. They were NEVER made by a USA bearing co.
The Corvette aftermarket vendors sell them-----------------AT A MUCH HIGHER PRICE than Allied. So call Allied and order them. I've been buying them from Allied for over 40yrs.
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Originally Posted by Donald #31176 View Post
Outer front 58- 62 B67R ( 1/2 inch thick)
Inner front 58-62 B52R

I bought these for my 62 in the late 90s from Allied Bearing. The p/n might have changed as I believe they have outsourced to a Japanese brand which is a excellent quality product.
Allied Bearing in Los Angeles (310) 837-0752.

PS found this thread
https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...bearing-s.html
Are these the correct numbers for a '56 also?
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Are these the correct numbers for a '56 also?
ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL 53-62 Corvettes and 49-54 Chevys use the same front wheel bearings. Oh ya, and the spindles are also ALL the same-------------------thus, Chevy and Corvette spindles are interchangeable. The SPINDLES are NOT left and right, BUT, the spindle SUPPORTS (uprights) ARE left and right. Corvettes and 49-52 Chevy spindle supports are interchangeable. The 53-4 Chevy supports have the knuckle for the kingpin about 1in higher on the support.
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Originally Posted by DZAUTO View Post
ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL 53-62 Corvettes and 49-54 Chevys use the same front wheel bearings. Oh ya, and the spindles are also ALL the same-------------------thus, Chevy and Corvette spindles are interchangeable. The SPINDLES are NOT left and right, BUT, the spindle SUPPORTS (uprights) ARE left and right. Corvettes and 49-52 Chevy spindle supports are interchangeable. The 53-4 Chevy supports have the knuckle for the kingpin about 1in higher on the support.
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Non-Timken numbers are 909067R for the outers and 909052R for the inners.

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I purchased a CPP set of roller wheel bearings for future use on my 1960. Bearings look good but not yet installed
See this CPP link for another source for a roller bearing kit and at a reasonable price. Anyone else ever use this vendor? Revisions indicate CPP has been selling this kit since mid 2016.
eBay item number: 380733424655 CPP Classic Performance Products
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1958-59-60-...4383.l4275.c10
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I DO NOT KNOW why those bearings/races/seals are advertised for 58-62 Corvettes??????????????
As I mentioned earlier, those fit 53-62 Corvettes and 49-54 Chevy pass cars. WHY? Because the 53-62 Corvettes and 49-54 pass cars use the SAME spindles!
Also, for BOTH front wheels, that is an EXCELLENT buy! You better order them before someone changes the price!

When I filled in their boxes for compatibility for a 53 Corvette, this is the response I got:
This part is not compatible with 1953 Chevrolet Corvette Base 3.9L 236Cu. In. l6 GAS Naturally Aspirated.


And they claim to be the "experts"??????????????????????????? ??? WOW!!!!!

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I guess it goes without saying to always use a fresh cotter key on the castle nut!
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I just checked the e-bay page and it now says compatible from 53 to 62.
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