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Old 09-15-2020, 04:46 PM   #1
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Default Upper Steering Column Bearing

Not promoting these at all, but just happened across them and found them interesting.

3/4"-Inch Precision Ball Bearings - Qty 4
Made of Hardened Steel - Double Inner-Raced
Completely Sealed - No Need to Grease
Ideal for Heavy Duty Loads, Every Day Use, Environments with Dust and Debris
1-3/8-Inch outside diameter. Standard for most hubs

4 bearings for $7.99, that's $2 a bearing. These are the wheelbarrow style/type of bearing.
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Old 09-15-2020, 05:07 PM   #2
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Do you happen to have a link?
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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Is there a number on the bearing, I could get one from my local bearing supplier.
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You can get them about anywhere, they are wheelbarrow bearings, with the 3/4 inch center. The amazon link is just what looks like a higher quality bearings at a good price. A lot of the wheelbarrow bearing are not as high a quality, but then it is being used in an enclosed location with very little load, so?
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The bearing mentioned is a standardized bearing number of 5300-2RS or 5300-ZZ i think. I tried one long ago as a column bearing and was not happy about something (Cant remember what) I likely still have some and will try again and report back.

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I orders some and was going to try them as well.
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Get the "Brucegard" (I think is his name). That is probably the one on Amazon. Far superior to the wheel barrow bearings. Well worth the money. I have his bearing in my 35 Pickup Icon. Lawson.
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Old 09-15-2020, 09:26 PM   #9
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About 50 years ago I put a 64 Buick tilt column in my 32. I cut a bunch of stuff off the tube and welded on a length of 1 1/2 tubing. I used the stock 32 column drop and a hardwear store bearing at the bottom. It slipped into the tube and I put a clamp on the shaft so it was secured. It is still installed.
I have them top and bottom in another car with a 40 column and had them top only in a 32 5W. All worked perfectly.

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Get the "Brucegard" (I think is his name). That is probably the one on Amazon. Far superior to the wheel barrow bearings. Well worth the money. I have his bearing in my 35 Pickup Icon. Lawson.
A bit of difference in the price here.
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I have used the 'wheel barrel' bearings on 3 early Ford steering column rebuilds. They will never wear out in this low load application at the top of the steering column.
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I've always used the bearing, sleeve and spring from the later Ford columns. You can get the kit from C and G Parts and other V-8 parts vendors.
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