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[Towertalk] Replacement Thrust Bearing

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Subject: [Towertalk] Replacement Thrust Bearing
From: Mark <> (Mark)
Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2002 17:09:02 -0700
If you go to your local BEARINGS store .. which, there will be most likely
in your area... don't deal with a "newbie" .. get someone who knows the diff
between  a pillow block, a ??? ,, etc ........  it is possible to get a true
"thrust bearing", which may not meet your needs, but can be fixed by a local
machine shop .. for a very few bux .. making the interior diameter what you
want, and install all the "tightening bolts" you wish .. I have been there,
done that .. with good results, and saved bux over the cost of the TBs
offered by tower folks.. but, beware .. ya gotta get a   T H R U S T
bearing!   73...  Mark   6dx
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Farber" <>
To: "TowerTalk" <>; "Frank W8HO"
Sent: Friday, July 12, 2002 12:20 PM
Subject: Re: [Towertalk] Replacement Thrust Bearing

> US Towers will sell you a driect replacement, tho I wasn't real pleased
> what came with my 472MDP tower from them. It had only one tightening bolt
> and one "punch hole" to grab the mast with. It did at least have a Zerk
> (grease) fitting. GL, 73 John

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