Just took the cylinder bearings off and while the sealed one feels pretty good, the one with the collar not so great. I cant see why both are not the same as the collar is a loose fit and would only use the bearing under pressure. What's the best way to go about cleaning these, or should I be looking for a replacement?
I've also added a photo of the gear housing, I had to lightly grind the years of deep scratches out to prepare for painting silver, but wonder if I should carry on with a full polish? Would it make a common mower any more desirable?