I have a 77 Sierra MC-401 and am looking for a nose gear assembly P/N 169-810011-27. RAPID has this on their site at a price of $825 but it is not available until April 2007! The other problem is it is supersceded by Part # 169-810000-663 which is listed on RAPID at $4,217.27 and it too is not available until April 2007. (these are the same part but clearly not the same price)

The issue is that the hole in the bottom of the gear leg is worn into an oval shape and the leg has too much play as a result. If this part cannot be replaced is there anyone who has been successful at having it repaired?

Any help you can priovide on parts sources I can check would be most appreciated.

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Many Thanks,