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Pilot bearing INSTAL

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by DenverCruiser, Aug 4, 2005.

  1. DenverCruiser

    DenverCruiser

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    I have read the threads on removal (going to try a puller this week) but how dificult is it to install a new one? THanks.
     
  2. GreenFJ40

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    Mine wasn't hard if you have a bearing driver tool (pipe w/ a disc the size of the bearing on the end). I got mine at harbor freight for cheap.. just drive it in w/ a hammer.
     
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    Just tap it in with a hammer and a socket the same size as the outer race of the bearing. I made a tool modeled after one pinhead posted a pic of a while back. Basically cut/ground 3/4 of the head off a carriage bolt, stuck it in the bearing, slid a big old socket over it, a flat washer and a nut. Hit it with the impact , old bearing was out in about half a second. I had the carriage bolt, so it cost me nothing.
     
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    It's accually easier to install a pilot bearing that it is to remove on. After the old bearing is removed make sure the hole is clean. Smear a little grease around in the pilot bearing hole or around the bearing itself. Then use a pipe or socket that's the same size as the outer ring of the bearing and tap it in. The bearing will bottem out against a lip.

    Tim
     
  5. DenverCruiser

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    Thanks guys. Sure I will have more quesions on the removal since I am trying to picture the tool pinhead described but I just cant imagine it. Any pictures of it or in use?
     
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    rusty_tlc Dain Bramaged Member

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    No picture but a pretty good description of the tool and how to use it.

    Pilot removal thread

    Search is your friend. ;)
     
  7. DenverCruiser

    DenverCruiser

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    Used this tactic this weekend. Worked great! The hurdle was that I don't own a Hub Socket. So I need to find something else as a spacer. 1"x1" piece of wood worked like a charm. Will take a picture of it and add it to the Pilot removal thread when I get a chance. Ghetto, yes. But worked beautifully.

    Edit: this was on removing the bearing.

    Instalation was easy with a socket.
     
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2005
  8. pbgbottle

    pbgbottle Forum Lifer

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    i just use a tap and run it in. bottoms out in the crank keep turning out comes the bearing thats for the chev oilite bearing tho .