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bi22le

posted on 25/7/22 at 08:35 PM Reply With Quote
Gutted - I ordered the wrong alloy hubs

The wheel studs spin on my front alloy hubs on the striker. I ordered some cortina ones from Rally Design. Pressed all the bearings in and the new studs, all good. Went to slide it on the stub axle and the OD of the stub axle is bigger than the ID of my new bearings.

Sitting the bearings next to each other they are a good few mm different in size.

What hub is this?!?
What hub is this?!?


I guess I have Capri or maybe Escort?! Either way I now have to do another track day on these dodgy hubs.

Gutted. Any idea what hubs I have?

[Edited on 25/7/22 by bi22le]

[Edited on 25/7/22 by bi22le]





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bi22le

posted on 25/7/22 at 09:12 PM Reply With Quote
Oh, I forgot to mention I have a track day at Croft on Saturday so need a quick fix!!

^^ This is not a bad idea, although I need them delivered by Thursday latest. (Oh, you deleted the post!!)

Maybe I could collect some from a Toyota garage.

[Edited on 25/7/22 by bi22le]





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pmc_3

posted on 25/7/22 at 09:12 PM Reply With Quote
Could you fit some larger splined studs to your current hubs? Something like these

eBay Item

Standard Ford metric wheel studs are M12 x 1.5 and are 13.1mm on the splines, these Toyota ones are M12 x 1.5 but 14.3mm on the splines

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bi22le

posted on 25/7/22 at 09:13 PM Reply With Quote
You was editing it.

Your new link doesn't work.





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Please read my ring story:
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Me doing a sub 56sec lap around Brands Indy. I need a geo set up! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHksfvIGB3I

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pmc_3

posted on 25/7/22 at 09:26 PM Reply With Quote
Yeah, I was trying to tidy it up!

Plenty on ebay it was just a random one I picked when I was looking. Here it is again if this works!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/124795639891

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obfripper

posted on 25/7/22 at 10:28 PM Reply With Quote
The cortina hubs use the same bearings as 1.3/1.6 escort hubs but with different hub/stub axle length, neither are the same as your hubs though - you either have rs2000 escort or capri uprights, which both use a larger bearing hub and bolt on steering arms.

Something like these should be suitable if you're looking to replace the hubs, there are other ones available but these are the same offset as the original ford cast iron ones, assuming your existing ones are also std offset.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/264634419352

The studs from toyota, mitsubishi, nissan, mazda amongst others all share m12x1.5 threads and 14.3mm spline, i changed my front studs for longer ones reclaimed from old failed wheel bearing/hub assemblies, you might be able to grab some from a friendly garage's scrap pile to get yourself going for thursday.


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loggyboy

posted on 25/7/22 at 11:09 PM Reply With Quote
My striker was capri/mk2 escort. I bought my alloy hubs from ral des i believe.





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Theshed

posted on 26/7/22 at 05:31 PM Reply With Quote
There is a grade of loctite for fixing in splined studs...what could possibly go wrong.... I think it is 660. I have a tube in the shed - it is a big gap filler and very effective.
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bi22le

posted on 27/7/22 at 09:57 PM Reply With Quote
A quick update on this.

A huge thank you to PMC_3, I had to phone around and hunt down 8 Toyota studs but I got them. Not cheap at just over 6 each (I think the Ford ones were 1 from a dealer!).

I drilled out the hubs to 13.5mm (17/32" and pressed the new studs in with high strength cylindrical retention loctite. I had to use the big fly press at work so they are not coming out again!

All done and back together. Ready for the track day.

Happy times.





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Me doing a sub 56sec lap around Brands Indy. I need a geo set up! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHksfvIGB3I

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pmc_3

posted on 28/7/22 at 07:21 AM Reply With Quote
Sounds like a good result! glad to help. I'd be tempted to just leave as is now and sell on the hubs that were wrong.
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bi22le

posted on 28/7/22 at 11:04 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by pmc_3
Sounds like a good result! glad to help. I'd be tempted to just leave as is now and sell on the hubs that were wrong.


I may do that but I'm going to loose some monies on the hubs which is annoying. Alternatively I now go and buy a pair of cortina billet uprights to fit the incorrectly purchased hubs on 😂😂

These hubs I have drilled out are sound, bearings and studs are spot on, probably worth the same as the new ones.





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Please read my ring story:
http://www.locostbuilders.co.uk/forum/13/viewthread.php?tid=139152&page=1

Me doing a sub 56sec lap around Brands Indy. I need a geo set up! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHksfvIGB3I

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