[Healeys] Swivel axle identification

Bob Haskell rchaskell at earthlink.net
Fri Dec 11 13:02:23 MST 2020


I can't help with the early swivel axles.  The swivel axle you mentioned 
(BN2 - BJ7) is part number 1B4517.  On the two that I looked at there is 
a (forging?) number on the lower inboard side, between the two holes for 
the steering arm.  The number is 1B4518 (off by one).

The inside diameter of the outer bearing is 7/8".  On the later swivel 
axles (BJ8), the same diameter is 3/4" and there is a left and a right.  
The "diameter" that the inboard seal runs on is a separate piece.


Bob Haskell
Austin Healey 3000 BN7/BT7 registrar

On 12/11/20 8:57 AM, S and T Miller wrote:
> I understand that swivel axles are the same from BN2 C.E. 231203 to 
> BJ7 (e)21766. Is there a way to identify the swivel axle when apart 
> from a car (is there a part # stamped or other distinguishing feature?).
> Thank you, Shawn
> The Millers
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