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Rubery Owen parts for Mk1 2 years 4 months ago #1374

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I towed it back from Wales and the bearings got hot so have just repacked bearings with fresh grease. No play in them so leaving as is ( I reckon won't be going that far this season so if OK from Wales, they're OK!)
However, I'd like to replace the bearing grease covers with new ones, marked Rubery Owen if possible as I like the authnetic period look. Can't find them anywhere. Any sources guys?

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Rubery Owen parts for Mk1 2 years 4 months ago #1375

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ruberyowen.com/

bearing getting hot could be the bearing faces not sitting square to the shaft anymore due to wear- Old bearing do suffer with this before failing. When are blow bearings failed we had a tyre blow out which caused major damage to the chassis.
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Rubery Owen parts for Mk1 2 years 4 months ago #1377

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Could be but she's not going far this year. I'm going to finish the other resto then swap so this old girl getting full works next year. They were hot but not roasting and was a long journey from Wales back to Essex. Will see what they are like with new grease first. Old stuff was thin and drty. Thanks for help. Sadly Rubery Owen website has nothing for this vintage.

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Rubery Owen parts for Mk1 2 years 4 months ago #1378

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post some pictures if you need more help
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Rubery Owen parts for Mk1 2 years 3 months ago #1425

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Grease caps available from Ian at Riva.

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