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I replaced my cutlass bearing and was very surprised that the retaining bolts were not only stainless steel but were also drilled through and tapped into the bronze body of the cutlass. Seems like an invitation to electrolysis. I am ready to replace them with silicon bronze and would like to just run them in hard ( but not enough to deform) against the cutlass with no drilling. There are allen head set screws made for this kind of job. They have a concave end to bite into metal when tightened but they are stainless steel. Does anyone know of a source for this type of set screw made of silicon bronze, thread size 10/24.
Any ideas about my concerns are welcome.

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Steve
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