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Charlie Allen

Wanted- Mitchell 1908 Model G inner front wheel bearing or Hub

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Hello All,

 

I'm looking for a Mitchell 1908 Model G inner front wheel bearing or complete hub.  Thanks, Charlie Allen       charlesallen1234@sbcglobal.net,    248 761 5717

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This bearing race  Charlie is looking for is the same as a Mitchell Model T  outer  race.

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I mailed him one earlier this week... not perfect but should do until he can figure out what modern bearing to fit. As a note to anyone unfamiliar with these cup style "bicycle bearings"  — they were spectacularly unreliable by modern standards and are frequently found galled or cracked even when the car has little mileage on it. The only safe alternative is to fit modern tapered roller bearings. Fortunately, this is usually possible with a little machine work. In rare cases, the machine work may be more extensive but if you don't want your wheel falling off on the road, it is an important modification.

 

I'll add... forget finding NOS examples. I've never seen one of any size. As soon as better bearings became readily available this type was abandoned almost overnight. They were a holdover from horse drawn vehicles and really inadequate to automotive use.

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Your Crestmobile may have been the limit of what they were good for!

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They were shot on it and the Vedder root odometer said I 305 miles. It worked when the car was owned by my grandfather!

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