Originally Posted by Noreastern
Has anyone here installed one into a fiberglass shaft tube?
When I removed the old one I needed to apply heat and bang like hell with a pipe and hammer to get it out. The new one I can almost push in by hand! Thinking when old bearing was installed they used either 4200 or 5200 type sealant
to bond it into the shaft tube. There are two set screws that where threaded thru the fiberglass tube but would not trust them to hold bearing in place.
Appreciate any thoughts.
the way you removed the old one is common problem , scale and "rust" from the brass cylinder of the cutlass bearing is causing this.
sometimes if i see that needs too much force to remove it i put Descalex , it is an industrial chemical and comes out more easy , or if it a bronze bracket heat it up and will come out.
Remember don't apply any locking sealant.
don;t be afraid about how the bearing is holding into place , those 2 screws are enough to hold it very tight.just drill and thread also the brass.
About how it fits it is correct it must go easy in.