Follow up on hub repair
One of my major gripes with other forums I'm a member of is posters who drag everyone along for several days regarding a situation and then drop off the map without a resolution.
Here's the latest on the speedo drive repair. As mentioned, the section of the front wheel hub that captures the shiny drive piece (41064 in the drawing) was destroyed and the proper fix is a new hub. In fact, the hub is so trashed that the snap ring holding the wheel bearing in place has hardly anything to clip to. Finally went with this solution: masked off the bearing and thoroughly cleaned the area that was beat up with brake cleaner. Then took a turn of blue painters masking tape around the remains to form a small "dam". Mixed up some JB Weld and put down a layer around the perimeter, coming up to the level of the bearing face/snap ring. Laid part 41064 in place, with the ears on the remaining hub section, and as they used to say in the instructions when I built model airplanes "set aside to dry".
Next day, peeled off the tape and sanded down the JB flush with the 41064. Obviously 41064 and the snap ring are now as one but I'm sure a few taps with a chisel will release everything if (when) the bearing needs to be replaced. Put it all back together (the seal now fits around the JB Weld), and the speedo is functional. The JB is only loaded in shear, so I'm thinking this may hold up. And any future JB failure would possibly wreck the drive, but I would not be too worse off than now (he said as the front wheel locked at 70 mph)...that ain't gonna happen.
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