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Steering Box Bearings

Post by Luke Lipkaman » Mon Aug 04, 2008 4:18 pm

I am looking for a bearing supplier for the bearings in a 1942 Steering box. I went to the bearing distribtor and he has seen the bearings and races but they are no longer available. I was just wondering if anyone knew a place that has a surplus of these bearing.

They are Bower bearings numbers on the bearings are;

BT 6
BT7s

The numbers that the bearing supplier gave me are that cross these are;

10790z-Race
10790s-Tapered Roller.

Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.

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Post by cenger » Mon Aug 04, 2008 7:07 pm

I searched high and dry to find one for my 1942 Special Runaboutand. Finally found them at Tractor Supply .
1" bearing Part # 502.

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Post by Luke Lipkaman » Tue Aug 05, 2008 7:52 am

Cenger,
Thank you so much as we have the same boat. I will call tractor supply today and see what they have. Thanks again.

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Post by Luke Lipkaman » Tue Aug 05, 2008 4:53 pm

Cenger,
I went to Tractor Supply this mouring and the bearing in the kit are too big. Does anyone else have any other ideas. Thanks so much.

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Post by Luke Lipkaman » Fri Aug 08, 2008 2:57 pm

I found them!!! The steering box is out of a model A Ford Grummen steering box. I know where to get them if anyone needs them.

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Post by Mark Christensen » Wed Oct 08, 2008 3:17 pm

How did you get the bearings out of their seats? I am currently rebuilding mine and I am unable to get the shaft/worm gear out of the housing because the bearings are holding it in.

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Post by Bill Basler » Wed Oct 08, 2008 7:53 pm

Parts for these Gemmer steering gears are available through Bratton's. www.brattons.com
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