Morris originally fitted a double-row self-aligning bearing, many members now fit ordinary an ball bearing of the same size which works just as well and is less expensive, this sealed bearing eliminates the risk of any lubricant contaminating the clutch.
Morris Original part number: 1169
R&M (self aligning bearing): NLJ12
Inside Diameter: 12mm
Rubber Sealed Deep Groove Ball Bearings: One of the most commonly used bearings, these types are manufactured with rubber seals inserted into the outer raceway and in contact with the inner race providing protection against the ingress of moisture, dust and other foreign matter and serve to retain the pre-filled grease in the bearing.
Seals can be easily removed for applications that only require 1 seal.
Benefits: Prevents moisture and dirt getting into the bearing, lubricated for life, cost effective solution