Thread: 2017 - !Arriba!
View Single Post
Old 10-25-2017, 10:18 PM
Functional Artist's Avatar
Functional Artist Functional Artist is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Toledo, Ohio
Posts: 2,507
Thanks: 1,033
Thanked 972 Times in 765 Posts

Rounded up some wheels that will work up front

They are off a (super heavy duty) old fun kart.

They have Timken style roller bearings that were for a 3/4" spindle.

All my karts have 5/8" spindles.

These bearings look pretty krusty anyways

So, I'll just get new ones

Two days later

...still can't find these (stupid) bearings with a 5/8" ID anywhere

So, Plan B

...clean 'em up with petroleum based solvent (gasoline)

..& add 5/8" ID x 3/4" OD bushings

But, the bushings don't seem to fit in the bearing too good

...have ta do the old freez'em trick

...shrink 'em up a bit & tap 'em in with a block of wood

Yup, that'll work
Attached Thumbnails
SAM_6010.jpg   SAM_6014.jpg  

SAM_6497.jpg   SAM_6498.jpg  

SAM_6500.jpg   SAM_6504.jpg  

SAM_6509.jpg   SAM_6542.jpg  

SAM_6543.jpg   SAM_6546.jpg