Hi: I've been lurking here for a month (since I bought my 1950 Windsor!) and have a few questions I hope you guys can help me with.
My passenger side rear axle is leaking profusely, and I've aquired the new bearing, race and inner and outer seal. I plan to replace it all so I don't have to do it three times. I've acquired a shop manual and a Motors manual, and still have a couple of questions before I begin this job.
1. How do I pull the axle, given that I don't have the special tool listed in the shop manual, and the Motors manual just says to use a 'suitable puller'. Slide hammer with a crow's foot attached to the brake drum, then pull the brake drum from the axle after its out? (Thats my best guess, but I'd be more comfortable trying it if someone who had actually done it would advise.)
2. Neither manual gives any instructions to pack the bearing with grease, but it sure looks to me like it needs to be. Inner seal to keep gear lube out, grease for the bearing, outer seal to keep grease in seems to be the configuration, but again, the manuals are no help. Whats up with the 'axle shaft bearing oil hole plug' (#42 on page 27 of the shop manual)?
I'd really appreciate some advice before I tear this beast apart!