We have TR-4 rod bearings available in .010" undersize only by ACL. These
are trimetal bearings similar in construction to the Vandervell VP2
bearings. They are sintered not cast. The Vandervell VP-2 bearings have a
load carrying capacity of around 9,000 psi, the Glacier can tolerate about
5,000 psi and the ACL are inbetween at around 7,000 psi with better
imbedability than the Glacier aluminum bearings. This was information that I
was given by a Clevite engineer.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jack W. Drews" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2004 2:21 AM
> I've been following the thread on bearings somewhat. It's all interesting,
> but not applicable in real life unless bearings are actually available.
> To the best of my (current) knowledge, the only makers of TR4 bearings are
> those supplied by Moss (Glacier aluminum) and TRF (King two-metal).
> Has anybody actually found anything else?
> uncle jack