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Thanks a bunch. Bill.
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Hey, I was browsing through the questions here to find an answer to my own, and noticed your asking about needle bearings. I also have a Speedaire 2z498 pump which I just did a rebuild on. The needle bearings are indeed very hard to find!
If you can get your old ones out, (my pump sat for 3 years full of water which made extraction a real P.I.A) take the most presentable one with you to an auto parts/machine type shop to match the dimensions. I went to several different small engine repair, refrigeration repair, and even vacuum repair shops with no luck finding them.
The auto parts/machine shop I finally came across tried to cross reference numbers from my needle bearings with no luck. Then as a last resort, he called one of their bearing suppliers and gave them the dimensions. Of course they had to be ordered, but the next day I had my two new needle bearings in hand for less than $20.00 and they fit perfect. Hope this helps you out as I know the frustration this simple problem brings, and if you have already found them.. maybe this can help another frustrated person out!
I finally found my receipt for these needle bearings. The part listed below applies to the "Speedaire Pump 2Z498" and some other pumps that require the same dimensions of the crank-shaft bearings. Be sure to make proper measurements to verify if your pump is not the "2Z498" model pump.
(CRANK-SHAFT) NEEDLE BEARINGS
Needle bearing style - Open End, Full Compliment Needle Bearing
Part# - B-1212
Dimension(Inch) - 0.750" X 1.000" X 0.750"