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post #5 of Old 07-21-2013
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Re: Cutlass bearing replacement

On my A35, the fiberglass surrounding the cutlass has set screws in both sides, tapped right into the glass. They HAVE loosened in the past. I have built up the glass around them to give the allen screws a better bite. Yours may be buried in the glass. Maybe grind the area clean so you can see them. When inserting a new cutlass, mark where any set screws contact the bronze tube of the bearing, then remove the cutlass and drill an inset depression for the set screws to go into. It may pay to set the screws in epoxy and even epoxy them in completely. They can always be drilled out easily.

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