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Kerry Price
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cutlass bearing length

Post by Kerry Price » Tue Apr 11, 2023 9:23 am

I need to replace my cutlass bearing. My strut is 1-1/4" dia X 5" long but the only bearings I can find are either 4" or 6" long. This is for a 1" dia. shaft. Will the 4" long bearing work or do I need the 6" bearing and cut it down to 5"?
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Re: cutlass bearing length

Post by drrot » Wed Apr 12, 2023 9:41 am

Use the 4" and run the rear flush. Makes it easier to get water in for lubrication.
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