Already answered the bushing issue to Andy via email. Those were
replaced a couple years ago, it's seen less than a year's use total
New belt put in 6 months ago, bushings still nice and tight. At that
time, the very top bearing over the spindle was obviously noisy. I had a
less noisy bearing in my stash of stuff and replaced it. If this bearing
was going, all are suspect, and I'd rather just replace them all in one
shot that do the easy ones and find I have to take it apart again.
Yeah, it was real noisy before I replaced the bushings!
I'm hoping that someone took notice of the bearing numbers while thier's
was apart and wrote down the bearing numbers so as to be able to order
bearings in advance of a teardown.