Model A & B

Ford Garage

Bogus Made in USA Taiwan Rear Axle Seal

Here is another nice item. The Model A parts catalog clearly stated that this rear axle hub seal was "U.S. Made".

It came in a nice Timken box which indicates that the box was printed in U.S.A., however Timken clearly marked the box (contents) "Made in Taiwan".

The only thing made in USA was the box and the "U.S. Made" label and part number that the Model A parts supplier attached to it.

Damn, pimped again!

For the record, this seal is Ford part number A-1175, Timken part number 450096, and the correct outside diameter of the seal is 3.194 inches.


June 2001