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Old 01-10-2014, 08:53 PM   #1
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Default Drive shaft roller bearing shaft OD

I need to have my drive shaft bearing surface metal sprayed and turned down but am not sure of what size this should be. I understand the worn limit is 1.085". We have one shaft measuring 1.096" - is this the nominal size?

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Old 01-11-2014, 12:09 PM   #2
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Would it be better to just swap it out with another one? Also I would think the original surface would be harden the same as the spindle bearing surface. Will you be able to duplicate that?
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Old 01-11-2014, 12:22 PM   #3
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RonC there is a metal spray on process that can be applied that is hard. I used it 40 years ago.
it was sold by EutecticCastoline. I think that was the name of the Co. Not an easy prosess. JMHO
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Old 01-11-2014, 12:28 PM   #4
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Jim, That's good to know. Any idea of cost ?
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Old 01-11-2014, 03:03 PM   #5
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Default Re: Drive shaft roller bearing shaft OD

I have found the bearing surface pitted and unsuitable for the bearing to run on after the driveshaft has been modified to fit a Leycock overdrive. A pity I did not find this earlier. I can always use 1.096" but would prefer to have the original size confimed. Cheers,
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Old 01-11-2014, 03:27 PM   #6
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You might try sending Tom Endy a PM. I think he posted one time about
repairing this area.

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Old 01-15-2014, 01:07 PM   #7
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Bob C,
Thanks for your suggestion but Tom Endy was unable to help. However, Tom Jordan of Snyders confirmed the 1.096" dimension which is much appreciated.

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Old 01-15-2014, 08:33 PM   #8
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Default Re: Drive shaft roller bearing shaft OD

Just a side question regarding this bearing ,,has anyone replaced this bearing with a series of say 3 ball type sealed bearings to replicate the same dimension of the original ,,i presume machining of the shaft and T,tube to accomadate the bearing would be difficult ,,
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