THANKS George! That is exactly what's there.
Sounds like either way I'm good. If one is steel, both are steel, I might as well go with what's there. Kinda like the idea of the bearing in there whether it helps or not.
The chain and sprockets are going, just as you mentioned. I've seen you write that several times in various places. Friday I'll be getting some sealer and oil to put this bad boy together!
While I'm at it, your tranny plate looks SWEET!!!! It won't be hard to tell the stuff I fabbed up with my limited available resources, and the stuff I bought. LOL
Dale, always grateful for advice in Michigan. If you ever wanna know about a Wheel Horse, ask, that's my area!! LOL