[Healeys] Dust Cover Fit

Mike Sinclair phoenix722 at comcast.net
Wed Feb 26 12:06:26 MST 2020

Are they out of round?

On 2/26/2020 10:36 AM, Michael MacLean wrote:
> I hate to keep bombing the list with what seems to be a problem daily, 
> but looking for advice.  As a final assembly part of my front hubs the 
> dust cover grease cap is supposed to be driven into the extended 
> spline hub.  I have the correct cups for this(according to the Moss 
> catalog), but I cannot get them to go inside the hub without great 
> difficulty.  I measured them to find out why. The outer diameter of 
> the grease cup is .002 over two inches in diameter.  The inner 
> diameter of the spline hub extension is 1.880 in diameter.  That's 
> over 20 thou difference.  That is hardly an interference fit.  It will 
> take a great effort to shove this into place and I am afraid if I do, 
> it won't come back out.  How difficult should it be to push the grease 
> cup into place?  I have also been given advice to just leave them out 
> as the knock offs will cover the inside of the hubs.  That would 
> probably be alright in the grand scheme of things, but just wondering 
> what others have done when, and if they ran into this problem.
> Mike MacLean
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