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#1 wilsonch

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Posted 25 July 2020 - 07:32 PM

Really easy question
So i have stripped down my front hubs drive shafts and CV's.
At the moment minispares dont have any stock of timken bearings and seals.
There are however several bearing suppliers with the same tapered bearings and seals that are the same size. (same tikmen bearing numbers)
Have members bought bearings from bearing suppliers rather than minispares/sport.
If so, any recommendations.
Thanks
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#2 nicklouse

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Posted 25 July 2020 - 07:41 PM

Really easy question
So i have stripped down my front hubs drive shafts and CV's.
At the moment minispares dont have any stock of timken bearings and seals.
There are however several bearing suppliers with the same tapered bearings and seals that are the same size. (same tikmen bearing numbers)
Have members bought bearings from bearing suppliers rather than minispares/sport.
If so, any recommendations.
Thanks
Chris

http://www.guess-wor...bottletopracing

 



#3 Quinlan minor

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Posted 25 July 2020 - 07:56 PM

Not for my Mini, yet, but I used them for Timken bearings, for my Laverda, and got good service.

 

https://simplybearin...s/c1/index.html

 



#4 Moke Spider

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Posted 25 July 2020 - 08:05 PM

Just be aware many suppliers will use Timken numbers for a reference, but they may not be Timkens.

 

The Timken Front Bearing Assembly for a Mini must come as a matched set. They are supplied in a single Timken Marked plastic bag, which has the two sets of tapered rollers and the matched spacer , all tied together and a warning notice that they are a matched set. You can't buy 'loose' Timken bearings off the shelf and fit them expecting results.

 

Also, there's a few suppliers of these that box them in their own marked boxes, with seals and a split pin, but have Timkens inside. You probably need to go old school and ring around and ask.



#5 Shooter63

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Posted 26 July 2020 - 08:59 AM

Try typing in this number,SKF VKBA749 apparently you will get Timkin bearings in the box

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Posted 26 July 2020 - 11:44 AM

I have used the Minispares Own Brand with success-replacing a set of Timkens which failed after just 500 miles

Minispares, Somerfords and Bull Motif are reliable shops.



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Posted 26 July 2020 - 12:08 PM

I have used the Minispares Own Brand with success-replacing a set of Timkens which failed after just 500 miles
Minispares, Somerfords and Bull Motif are reliable shops.


How many miles have they lasted?

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Posted 26 July 2020 - 03:20 PM

Thanks all for the advice.
I have read the FAQ's r.e. Front hub bearings and had not quite realised the importance of why they have to be a matched pair and spacer.
This calls for a phone call to the suppliers i think.
I would ordinarily just get them from minispares, but like i say they are out if stock.

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Posted 26 July 2020 - 04:41 PM

I think the bearings have done 25000 miles so far.



#10 Alice Dooper

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Posted 27 July 2020 - 08:55 AM

CC Minis in Northern Ireland usually have a good stock.  He’s very fussy about what he sells and is easy to pay.  I’ve a genuine set of Tomkins on both front wheels from him.  Search for him on Facebook. 



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Posted 27 July 2020 - 03:45 PM

I think the bearings have done 25000 miles so far.


Thanks. Can't complain about that.

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Posted 28 July 2020 - 03:06 PM

Thanks, I'll look CC up.

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Posted 28 July 2020 - 04:31 PM

Thanks, I'll look CC up.

 

..alternatively, the link Nick posted in the first reply to this topic will take you to GuessWorks site where he has them for sale



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Posted 28 July 2020 - 07:57 PM

Thanks, I'll look CC up.

 

He's also here on the forum

 

http://www.theminifo...ser/59915-cian/

 



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Posted 29 July 2020 - 10:17 AM

by way of a recommendation for Guessworks; rang in my order yesterday lunchtime and received a full set of timken bearings (..and seals etc) this morning 

 

as an added bonus, by ordering a full set i got a discount  :proud:






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