Dale Finch wrote:I MAY have a couple shims (and the beveled spacer), but not positive, and not sure of their thickness. I may not be out at the farm where they are until Monday, but if you can wait until then, I'll check...IF I can remember that far away!!
If you do decide to replace the bearings, I'm pretty sure NAPA has, or can get, them. There is a cross-reference table somewhere on the forum...if I find it I'll post it.
And TM Tractors has them:
Dale - Thanks so much for the offer on the shims (if you find some). Ron at TM Tractor is looking around for them and I hope that he can find them for me. At least 2 of the shims are in pieces so I assume that I will at least need them when I put it back together. Maybe I could turn the nut that holds everything together a little to the next available slot for the cotter pin and reduce the need for a shim or two.
Now I am studying how to "preload" the bearings.
Thanks so much to everyone for the encouragement.