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PostSubject: Bearings for my rat rod racing mower instead of bushings   Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:07 pm

Has anyone come across any bearings that will work in my 6in front rims of a craftsman mower instead of having bushings? The front spindles are 3/4
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PostSubject: Re: Bearings for my rat rod racing mower instead of bushings   Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:09 pm

I think you can. What's the diameter of the hole in the rim where the bushing goes?
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PostSubject: Re: Bearings for my rat rod racing mower instead of bushings   Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:49 pm


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PostSubject: Re: Bearings for my rat rod racing mower instead of bushings   Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:24 pm


I measured 1-3/8. I don't trust the bushings at 35mph lol
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PostSubject: Re: Bearings for my rat rod racing mower instead of bushings   Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:25 pm

mightyraze I think that will work! thanks for reply! How do I get it to stay in the rim without sliding out?
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PostSubject: Re: Bearings for my rat rod racing mower instead of bushings   Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:28 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Bearings for my rat rod racing mower instead of bushings   Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:31 pm

They should be a snug fit. Some shimms on both sides are good. Dont want any slop in there.
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PostSubject: Re: Bearings for my rat rod racing mower instead of bushings   Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:19 am

@CraftsMAN wrote:
mightyraze I think that will work! thanks for reply! How do I get it to stay in the rim without sliding out?

I use a prick punch to knurl inside the rim where the outer race of the bearing sits. This works good for me for changing a clearance fit to a light press fit.
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PostSubject: Re: Bearings for my rat rod racing mower instead of bushings   Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:54 am

This works for making it tighter..  Smile 8:11 into the video.


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PostSubject: Re: Bearings for my rat rod racing mower instead of bushings   Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:14 am

Taryl is very knowledgeable, but his skits in his videos are so annoying.
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PostSubject: Re: Bearings for my rat rod racing mower instead of bushings   Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:57 am

I love the skits.... Age difference I guess. LOL

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PostSubject: Re: Bearings for my rat rod racing mower instead of bushings   Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:01 am

lol
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PostSubject: Re: Bearings for my rat rod racing mower instead of bushings   Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:05 am

I really gotta get some bearings on for the hubs on mutt...don't know how long the bushings are gonna stand the 21s
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PostSubject: Re: Bearings for my rat rod racing mower instead of bushings   Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:40 pm

There's good info in that video, but I really don't like the nonsense in the video. I'm not interested in being entertained with that kind of humor while watching a video on wheel bearings. It's just not my sense of humor. I tend to take my work seriously.
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PostSubject: Re: Bearings for my rat rod racing mower instead of bushings   Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:53 pm

Same here. If it were a video purely for intertainment, maybe. I do like little jokes throughout the vid, but skits like that are a waste of my time.
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