• Hi Guest! Being a Paying Supporter is NOT a requirement to participate at BCF. However, subscribing will help ensure we can continue to serve the LBC community for years to come. If you enjoy BCF and find our forum a useful resource...Please consider supporting us by **Upgrading**
    (PS: Subscribers don't see this banner)

TR2/3/3A Front Hub and Felt Seal


Darth Vader
Country flag
I installed the front right hub and set the castellated nut correctly as to spec and the hub spins freely. On the left hub I did the installation the correct way but there is resistance when I spin the hub /rotor and a scraping sound? Slackening off the nut causes too much free play? Would a felt seal that is too thick cause this? There are other older posts on the forum that discuss this issue that I have read. Some say you have to trim the seal with a razor blade.Also is it possible that the metal portion of the seal is protruding so as to rub on the vertical link???That would account for the scraping! I'm going to take the hub off again and check it out. Anyone heard of a nitrile seal to replace the felt one?


Jedi Hopeful
Country flag
The felt washer causes resistance. You can install and torque the bearings and nut without the felt, then mark where the nut ends up, and put it all back together with the felt. I would be more worried about the one that's spinning freely.

Nothing should be scraping. Usually when I get scraping it's the brake backing plate rubbing on the rotor. I just bend it out of the way.
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
K TR2/3/3A Front hub oil seal Felt? Triumph 1
K TR2/3/3A Front wheel hub "felt" again? Triumph 2
B TR2/3/3A TR3 Front Hub Felt Seal questions Triumph 2
TR4nut Front Hub Felt Seal - Old vs New Triumph 15
Tybalt Spitfire Spitfire vs GT6 Front Hub Question Triumph 0
M 100 Front Hub Spacer/Distance Piece Austin Healey 2
warwick-steve Missing grease cap in front hub Austin Healey 8
warwick-steve Front hub bearing grease repacking Austin Healey 28
K TR2/3/3A Front hub wheel bearing nut? Triumph 1
aero3113 Front Hub Inner Bearing Seal Austin Healey 7
pkmh "Bearing Outer Race" Re-installation at Passenger Front Hub Extension Austin Healey 4
Jeepster Front hub replacement. Austin Healey 34
R TR2/3/3A front hub seal options Triumph 9
Bob_Spidell Securing Front Hub Bolts Austin Healey 8
T TR4/4A Front hub grease cap sizing - anyone had a cross reference part # for a FLAPS? Triumph 2
C Front Hub Castle Nut Austin Healey 8
M_Pied_Lourd TR2/3/3A 59 TR3A Front Hub Oil Seal Triumph 2
R BJ7 front hub shim question Austin Healey 18
catfood Removing front hub Austin Healey 6
RAC68 Calculating Front Hub End-Play Austin Healey 32
S Correct way to remove grease retaining cup from front hub? Austin Healey 7
Jim_Gruber Removing front wheel bearings from hub Spridgets 6
bertl Front Hub Spacer Kit Triumph 1
Scotsman TR2/3/3A tr3 front wheel hub stud removal Triumph 2
BillD Front hub puller Spridgets 21
H front hub removal Austin Healey 37
6 front hub options... Triumph 4
S Spitfire Question on front Hub for a triumph Spitfire. Triumph 4
pkmh Dismantling BJ8 Front Hub From Caliper Disc Austin Healey 20
Willie_P TR 3/4 Front Hub Install - question Triumph 15
J Front hub mystery Austin Healey 0
britndablood To install or not to install Front hub spacer Austin Healey 8
Lon_S What hub puller tool works well for the front hub? Spridgets 2
D Need a front hub Austin Healey 1
S Front Hub Replacement Austin Healey 7
G Front hub Spridgets 2
TonyPanchot tork settings for 1997 front hub Jaguar 1
TR3driver Front hub balance problem Triumph 17
M Front hub worn out Spridgets 6
Monark192 MGB-GT 67 GT front hub removal MG 10
drooartz Front hub/brake question Spridgets 12
Jim_Gruber Castle Nut on Front Wheel Hub Spridgets 6
B TR2/3/3A TR3 front bearing/hub advice needed Triumph 6
19_again front hub removal MG 3
C BT7 Front Hub Removal Austin Healey 4
N need part numbers for front hub wheel beargs Triumph 6
T need front hub for my daily driver help! Triumph 6
drooartz Front hub bearings -- which way out? Spridgets 2
drooartz Front hub puller? Spridgets 8
19_again front hub removal MG 18

Similar threads