[TowerTalk] thrust bearing lubrication

Wayne Kline w3ea at hotmail.com
Wed May 19 05:10:19 PDT 2010

Ditto: ,,... With the slow turning  1-RPM , the grease none grease becomes a moot point.   Being a belt and suspender type,  I opt to rebuild the race( smooth out the dimples) and  use a lite coating of red snowmobile grease ( give me a warm fuzzy feeling ) 


The REAL dilemma IMO  is finding true North 



:)   Wayne W3EA



> From: K7LXC at aol.com
> Date: Tue, 18 May 2010 11:57:24 -0400
> To: Charlie at TheGallos.com; Brahmangou at aol.com
> CC: towertalk at contesting.com
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] thrust bearing lubrication
> In a message dated 5/18/2010 8:48:25 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, 
> Charlie at TheGallos.com writes:
> > I can't see why folks would use a ball bearing there (well, I can from 
> a mfg view) - I'd thing a nice bronze bearing or even better, a nice oil 
> impregnated wood bearing or a fibre reinforced graphite/plastic bearing 
> block. Lets face it, it moves slowly, not that much, and your worried more 
> about thrust than rotational efficiency 
> I couldn't agree more.
> Cheers,
> Steve K7LXC
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