Has anyone here changed the front bearings on their C3? If so please inform on how to and if any special tools required?
Nope. Just a punch to knock out the races, grease to repack, and a wrench to loosen and tighten the nut, pliers to remove and replace the cotter pin and a small hammer (or press) to set the seal.Corvette7579 said:Has anyone here changed the front bearings on their C3? If so please inform on how to and if any special tools required?
Thanks! :thumbsup: The blue coupe we have had since I was 29 years old in good ol' 1980. I have rebuilt it twice the last just last summer with a new interior and paint. Hope to rebuild the engine this year. The vert I bought last year in New Hampshire and drove it back to New Mexico. Long story about the vert, but suffice it to say, the coupe (supposedly ) belongs to my wife now.:laughing:Corvette7579 said:Is that a full restore, body off you have there? It is a nice looking Corvette you have. Thanks for the thread.
Gary knows this better then I do but here goes.Corvette7579 said:Someone else told me Strider that I needed to put a torgue wrench set at 12 lbs and tighten the nut then back it out and hand tighten to the nearest hole in the spindle. Said it would push the old grease and thing out front of the bearing. I just wanna do these right. Cheaper than new spindles if done wrong .