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ashley needham21/08/2009 22:42:33
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I would like to say Bob has shown his colours as a TRUE engineer. Hit it with a hammer. Oh yes
How about nylon or something for the bottom bearing? This end runs in water, and would thus be self lubricating. Stainless shaft of course.
Sometime ago i put a Honda front hub on my Francis-Barnett motorcycle to provide me with some decent brakes, and needed a couple of bronze bushes to bush the brake stay. I went to a local(ish) bearing place and asked about same, 1/2" bore 3/4" length and he said yes we can get many 200,,,300... i said er, no 4 would be a good number. he didnt blink an eye and within a week had the required amount. Always worth enquiring at a bearing factor, they may have JUST what you are looking for!!  (or something very close)
George Malcolm Griffett21/08/2009 23:09:09
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Thanks Ashley but as I mentioned earlier I did try quite a number of bearing supply people with no luck with one exception that tract one down in germany.The problem I understand is that there is no call for this particular small size anymore, it is afterall over 50years old and even had stamped on it   Made in Great Britian  can you belive it !
Eric Moffat01/09/2009 13:55:08
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I agree with Bob, roller bearings and water, particularly salt water don't mix well. Go with brass or bronze.

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