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Old 24 October 2011, 17:56   #31
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If your old ones look ok (i.e. still flat and the rubber seal's not damaged) you can re-use them.
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Old 06 November 2011, 15:20   #32
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S I fitted a swing beam to the front (the same as on the back), instead of the fixed cross member with dumbell rollers. Makes the trailer even easier to use! I miss the mudguard steps though - the new trailers don't have them fitted.

A flushing kit might be worth thinking about, if you launch in to salt water. May make your new investment, in brake shoes, last a little longer!
Great idea to add a swing beam, need to consider that for next season. Wonder what postage here would be... Project done,thanks for the help. Like the AL-KO brakes, basically You dont need much tools, everything works as snap on. Pretty straight forward exept for removing the bearings races
might benefit from some special tool...

The additonal "oil seal"(not the one included in the bearing kit) did not look in that that great
condition, will need to check that one next time. Did not fully understand the function of that one as there is another seal very close but suppose there is a function anyway.
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Old 06 November 2011, 17:08   #33
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Ohh Trailer Guy . I have just read your info on the break cables.
I ordered Stainless for my new axel and they seem to be mild steel. BUGGER.
WILL be calling Indespension on monday and kicking thier arse's
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Old 07 November 2011, 15:37   #34
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Great idea to add a swing beam, need to consider that for next season. Wonder what postage here would be... Project done,thanks for the help. Like the AL-KO brakes, basically You dont need much tools, everything works as snap on. Pretty straight forward exept for removing the bearings races
might benefit from some special tool...

The additonal "oil seal"(not the one included in the bearing kit) did not look in that that great
condition, will need to check that one next time. Did not fully understand the function of that one as there is another seal very close but suppose there is a function anyway.
Can find out for you, if you want. Could always go across in kit form and I get a good deal from UPS!

Also, that seal is a secondary 'super hub seal'. It's designed to keep the grease inside the boss, where the bearings are, and not to let it out in to the workings of the brake drum, when under pressure from the bearings saver.

Weel done on seeing it through to the end, by the way, you'll have gained some useful experience in the dark art of trailer maintenance!
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Ohh Trailer Guy . I have just read your info on the break cables.
I ordered Stainless for my new axel and they seem to be mild steel. BUGGER.
WILL be calling Indespension on monday and kicking thier arse's

Hope you were gentle with them and kept my name out of it!
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Can find out for you, if you want. Could always go across in kit form and I get a good deal from UPS!

Also, that seal is a secondary 'super hub seal'. It's designed to keep the grease inside the boss, where the bearings are, and not to let it out in to the workings of the brake drum, when under pressure from the bearings saver.

Weel done on seeing it through to the end, by the way, you'll have gained some useful experience in the dark art of trailer maintenance!
Thanks As we have compulsory MOT check on braked trailers over here, not a bad thing to have some understanding how the brakes works, that's the main thing that typically need to be checked. Used it previous weekend, no issues.

Regarding the swing beam, will send You a PM!
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Ben,

I used some marine grease on the adjusters when putting my brakes back together rather than the copper stuff. Is this going to be an issue? I have used it in the past with no issues and have found the brakes easier to service 6 months down the line as a result...?
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Hey Chris

No, not at all. To be honest, some brands of 'coppa slip' aren't up to much. The spray on stuff is pretty poor, in my opinion. I do use the good, brush-on, stuff on services myself though.

However, there's no reason why a decent grease wouldn't do the same job. It's certainly more than they do at the factory in most cases!

All the best, Ben

PS. Good job on the renovation
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Old 25 May 2012, 14:45   #39
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Hi Alan

Yes, this is the 'super-hub' seal. It's the final seal, at the back of the drum. If you've done the work in replacing the bearings etc, then I'd do the seal as well. Don't pay more than about 8 each.

All the best, Ben
As my SR still lives in the garage when doing some minor mods in the stern ....Would be a good moment to change the "super hub" seals. It's the metal bodied ones, does any one know the part number?
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Still trying to find "super hub" seals

New try, very quiet... So the drum is "Indespension replacement drum, 200mm diameter for 50mm wide brake shoe. Casting number B7717, 4 x M12 wheel bolt 5.5" (139.7mm) PCD"

Bearing kit does not include "super hub" seals and cant find any part number either. Anyone ? Thanks
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