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1948 VAI governor bearings

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12-02-2019 10:24:49

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This is my first antique tractor and first time posting on this site. I have a 1948 Case VAI that I am trying to restore. Removed the timing gear cover and 9 3/4-inch ball bearings dropped out of the governor. The service manual calls this a flyball type governor. I tucked all of the bearings back under the outer race, but it does not seem possible to reinstall these bearings back into the nine slots in the ball driver. Can anyone tell me if there is a trick to reinstalling these bearings? The pictures below are the bearings, the outer race, and where they go on the timing gear. Thanks.

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Joe (Wa)

12-02-2019 12:58:12

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 Re: 1948 VAI governor bearings in reply to jimbo19, 12-02-2019 10:24:49  
Patsdeere has you going in the right direction. Actually I used cheap wheel bearing grease since it is sticky but don't use the real heavy stuff, it takes awhile to wash out so if you use it don't get in a hurry to adjust the governor linkage.

I don't remember the size but you can buy new balls at the link.


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12-02-2019 11:52:11

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 Re: 1948 VAI governor bearings in reply to jimbo19, 12-02-2019 10:24:49  
Maybe a little grease would hold them in place long enough? I would check them closely for pitting and unequal sizes. On second thought, I personally would probably just replace them.

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12-02-2019 18:37:22

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 Re: 1948 VAI governor bearings in reply to Patsdeere, 12-02-2019 11:52:11  
Thanks to both of you. I will slather them in grease and see if that holds. I was skeptical that grease would hold these bearings in place, but I will give it a try.

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