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greenevegiebeast
01-27-2009, 08:19 PM
sorce for bearing blocks that will last

http://www.surpluscenter.com/item.asp?UID=2009011820452649&item=1-202-10-P-C&catname=powerTrans

rickairmed
01-27-2009, 09:00 PM
GVB those would work but better get em quick only 45 of them left and the problem with the surplus joints is usually once their out their out.

Rick

Odd Man Out
01-27-2009, 09:03 PM
GVB those would work but better get em quick only 45 of them left and the problem with the surplus joints is usually once their out their out.

Rick

But they weigh 3 pounds apiece!!! talk about a lead sled...Yikes

Radical Brad
01-28-2009, 11:49 AM
Those are the same ones I used on StreetFighter, LodeRunner, and The Gladiator.

Yes, they are heavy, but will last a lifetime.

Brad

greenevegiebeast
01-28-2009, 01:51 PM
Those are the same ones I used on StreetFighter, LodeRunner, and The Gladiator.

Yes, they are heavy, but will last a lifetime.

Brad

If you relube them, they are ver tough, and one of the least expensive options Ive found.

The three pounds is the shipping weight. not nessarly the actual weight.

Odd Man Out
01-28-2009, 04:22 PM
Okay okay
I will admit to another reason for the "Odd Man Out" moniker:
I am a wieght wiennie!

Low and slow is a no go -- Low and fast, I never get passed!!!

Radical Brad
01-28-2009, 11:59 PM
I like your aluminum designs! We all have our top 3 lists when building - here are mine (in order)...

1) Make it simple and inexpensive.
2) Make it safe and fun.
3) Make it light.

Weight is last on my list, but I guess that's the reason I managed to lose 40 pounds last year.... the extra effort!

So in the end, you could say that using steel and inexpensive components "saved" weight for me!..... 40 pounds of it!

Brad

Doc Hollywood
01-29-2009, 10:32 AM
I just got mine from

http://www.thebigbearingstore.com/pillowblockbearing.html

The shipping to me was also cheaper I got the ALP200 ones and saved about $10.00 total.

It's worth a look

TheKid
01-29-2009, 06:36 PM
Let's narrow that down:

http://www.thebigbearingstore.com/servlet/the-6/3-fdsh-4%22-Pillow-Block-Bearing/Detail

http://www.thebigbearingstore.com/servlet/the-4/5-fdsh-8%22-Pillow-Block-Bearing/Detail

http://www.thebigbearingstore.com/servlet/the-39/3-fdsh-4%22-Pillow-Block-Bearing/Detail

http://www.thebigbearingstore.com/servlet/the-38/5-fdsh-8%22-Pillow-Block-Bearing/Detail

For a more compact look:

http://www.thebigbearingstore.com/servlet/the-1134/3-fdsh-4%22-Tapped-Base-Pillow/Detail

http://www.thebigbearingstore.com/servlet/the-1133/5-fdsh-8%22-Tapped-Base-Pillow/Detail

There are also light duty cast bearings and pressed steel bearings available there

fultondp
04-29-2009, 03:58 PM
Howdy all,

Now that the snow is melting :sunny:, the big box hardware stores are once again stocking cooler and air-conditioning parts, including pulleys (chain idlers), belts, tensioners, and 3/4 and 1in pillow bearings!

HD has bearings listed online for under $5 apiece, but these are a seasonal item and not available for online order, so get 'em while you can.

Darren

GregLWB
04-29-2009, 05:44 PM
Howdy all,

Now that the snow is melting :sunny:, the big box hardware stores are once again stocking cooler and air-conditioning parts, including pulleys (chain idlers), belts, tensioners, and 3/4 and 1in pillow bearings!

HD has bearings listed online for under $5 apiece, but these are a seasonal item and not available for online order, so get 'em while you can.

Darren

Part number so we can track them down in the store when we get there?:) Thanks for the heads up.

Greg

trikeman
04-29-2009, 07:07 PM
Got a link to the Home Depot pillow blocks? I tried searching them online and drew a blank.

fultondp
05-01-2009, 04:59 PM
Here is a link:

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&productId=100348010

Be aware these are not sealed bearings, they do require lubrication. I have not been able to find the duty rating either, but they are cheap and made in China, so buyer beware. I've purchased a couple and they seem to work fine just goofing in the shop, but I don't think I'd take them too far out of town without some test rides first.

Darren

trikeman
05-01-2009, 05:06 PM
When I click on it, it says its not currently available. What section of the store would you fin them in?

I do see these

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10051&langId=-1&catalogId=10053&productId=100210797

fultondp
05-05-2009, 04:07 PM
Trikeman,

Might be because your local store doesn't stock evaporative coolers, I don't think they work well in Georgia, too humid. The online store does say they are only available for local pickup.

Here is the same thing at a different source:

http://www.plumbersurplus.com/Prod/Dial-Manufacturing-6642-3-4-Pillow-Block-Bearing/110333/Cat/1244

darren

trikeman
05-05-2009, 04:51 PM
Yeah. Evap cooling doesn't work in the South. Is that bearing just a bronze sleeve or ball bearing based?

fultondp
05-06-2009, 02:47 PM
I'm not sure,

the inner ring is a bronze sleeve, but it rotates. It is not sealed, the little button you see on the top is an oil port.

I'm not convinced I will actually use these on my Gladiator. They are made for a fixed mounting with loading in only one direction. I'll be testing them for side loading before I trust them more than a block from home.

darren

trikeman
05-06-2009, 04:16 PM
The bronze-sleeved bearings are always cheaper than ball bearings, but they have more friction and wear out faster. Let us know how they work out.

fultondp
05-11-2009, 12:17 AM
I did a little more testing on the swamp cooler bearings this weekend...

These bearings are not strong enough for zombie needs, they won't handle the side loads a trike will apply in active duty. So please disregard my earlier suggestion and go back to the heavier rated goods. I'll be taking the remaining ones I picked up back to the store.

Darren