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    I have a 63 Avanti R2/R3. I pulled the blower because the bearings felt a little sloppy. I'm getting new bearings but I don't know where to get them. I had the parts store run the numbers and they have some, but I don't want some cheap things that will wear out soon. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

  • #2
    Try Phil Harris of Fairborn Studebaker. He has what used to be Ted Harbit's parts business so he may have some.


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      • #4
        Bearings weren't made for Paxton. A Paxton Engineer selected a suitable bearing from a bearing manufacturer's range. Pick a manufacturer you're comfortable with ("good" name) and get what they recommend for your application.
        The bearing manufacturer usually gives good advice, they don't want their product to fail in service.
        / H


        • #5
          A Paxton is not like a eenerator that you can just slap new bearings in and all's well. The planetary drive often needs replacement as do seals. I personally pay a pro to go through my blowers to be safe.

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