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[TowerTalk] Thrust Bearings Again!

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Thrust Bearings Again!
From: (Bob Thacker)
Date: Sat, 13 Mar 1999 10:42:46 -0500
The top bronze bearing is still ok as is the inner ball bearing type.
Was going to replace the bronze bearing  but after consideration and a
few suggestions, will leave it be. The inner EZ-Way tower section is
label 12T with a 5' rotor extension and wondering if your is as well,
since I've picked up a used T2X and concerned if it will fit. The T2X is
1.3" wider than the Ham IV thats currently installed. Sent the T2X out
to Norm's Rotor service and had it returned in 4 days! Looks brand new
as well. 
Bob, K3GT

> Hi Bob,
>   I am not an engineer type, but I can tell you what I am using here.
>   I have a 2 section EZ-Way tower. On 10' of mast I have a KLM KT-34 and
> separate long yagis covering 50 mhz through 1296 mhz ( excluding 902 ). I
> am still using a bushing on the top plate.
>    Several years ago the original thrust bearing gave out. I tried using
> a different bearing, bought through a bearing supply company. But it
> would not fit correctly, putting stress on the rotor. I simply removed
> it. The mast now sits directly on the rotor.
> Its has been this way for about 2 years now. Rotor is a Tailtwister.
>                         Hope that helps some, 73
>                                         Matt  W3UUM

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