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Offline Topcat

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Re: Replace your lower column bearing: Better and Cheaper!!!
« Reply #90 on: October 26, 2015 - 09:38:32 pm »
While the column is still out with the new bearing on, might be a good idea to add a drop of red locktite to the Allen screws.

One of mine fell off recently but luckily I was able to find it.
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Offline GoodysGotaCuda

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Re: Replace your lower column bearing: Better and Cheaper!!!
« Reply #91 on: March 27, 2017 - 05:06:11 pm »
Commenting so that I can follow up on this. Great solution!


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Re: Replace your lower column bearing: Better and Cheaper!!!
« Reply #92 on: March 27, 2017 - 10:22:42 pm »
As Goody says, it's a good solution and one I need to do as well. The bearings are now $6.94 + $5.00 shipping in the US, but that still beats $80 the other way.  :cheers:

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Re: Replace your lower column bearing: Better and Cheaper!!!
« Reply #93 on: March 28, 2017 - 01:24:03 pm »
As Goody says, it's a good solution and one I need to do as well. The bearings are now $6.94 + $5.00 shipping in the US, but that still beats $80 the other way.  :cheers:

Ended up ordering an eBay one for $6.50 shipped.


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Re: Replace your lower column bearing: Better and Cheaper!!!
« Reply #94 on: April 01, 2017 - 07:29:10 pm »
  I'm real happy with the results after replacing the bearings. I can roll the shaft with 2 fingers now. I did use a Japanese lower bearing.

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Offline Mickm

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Re: Replace your lower column bearing: Better and Cheaper!!!
« Reply #95 on: June 03, 2017 - 08:16:36 am »
This is an awesome solution, I did it and couldn't be more pleased with the results.

I opted for the rubber boot over the original sealing pieces like you did 60K T/A and think it is a better approach also.

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Re: Replace your lower column bearing: Better and Cheaper!!!
« Reply #96 on: February 25, 2019 - 01:13:55 pm »
Just in case anybody reading this has a '70 floor shift car, for this modification to work you have to remove your column "lock out tube" to get the bearing into the column jacket/tube.  Obviously if you do you'll also have to remove the your "lock out" linkage.  If you are not using the linkage, like me, just disassembly your column and remove the "lock out tube" and then insert the bearing.
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