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Drive Axle Bushings

Hey guys/gals... I've got an old (1988) Craftsman 10/28 Techumseh.. and the drive axle bushings have finally worn out...

The manual does not even show them as a part... I don't have a part #..
Go figure... So, I go online and order some, that I think will fit.... NO go.. Way too big...

Mine were are made of copper and fit a 3/4" drive shaft... and about 1/16" thick on each side of the 3/4" shaft... Making the overall width about... 7/8"

Anyone have this issue...??

I'm thinking... "I can make new ones with a 3/4" copper pipe and bend the outer ends to keep them "in place"... Anyone done this yet..??

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Doubt if copper pipe would work, too soft. what you probably need is a bronze bushing. Bronze is an alloy of copper and tin and other metals like aluminum, manganese, nickel and/or zinc and non-metals like phosphorus or silicon. Alloys are much more wear resistant usually. Bronze bushings are readily available from industrial supply houses in common sizes.
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+1 stromr. Any Decent Hardware Store will have Bronze Bushings in different sizes. I get them for crankshaft Diameter Conversions.
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The drive bearings for my Craftsman 8/25 circa 1985 were the Murray #53836. They were hexagonal on the outside to fit in the side of the unit--Half way down the page at this site Canadiana Sears Craftsman Noma Murray Snowblower Parts Canada . They have photos of most of the bearings . With a C950 designation it is a Murray made unit.

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The drive bearings for my Craftsman 8/25 circa 1985 were the Murray #53836. They were hexagonal on the outside to fit in the side of the unit--Half way down the page at this site Canadiana Sears Craftsman Noma Murray Snowblower Parts Canada . They have photos of most of the bearings . With a C950 designation it is a Murray made unit.
THanx for that info...I'll have to take a closer look at the opening to see if it's Hex or not and measure carefully.
Thanx again friend.

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Pulled this bearing out of an older MTD 5-22. 1" Hex and 3/4" axle.

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Yes it is... my Fridge is full of JR 5.5... Good beer, tastier and cheaper than the Big Guy's beer...

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Pulled this bearing out of an older MTD 5-22. 1" Hex and 3/4" axle.

I checked today... that bearing you show looks like what I need.... My old ones did not look anything like that after the 29 yrs they were in there....hehe.

Thanx a bundle guys...!! Have a JR (5.5 Cdn lager Beer), on me..!!

I'll see if I can get those ones...

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The site I listed in my post is in Moncton New Brunswick. They ship free to Canada and fast. The only bugaboo is that they charge in American funds so the exchange adds a fair bit to the price. My axle is 3/4" as well. Last year I replaced the bearings and had to cut and replace the axle to get them off.

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