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Old 03-09-2010, 01:12 PM
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Hello again,

I am removing the bearing races, and the inner race is very difficult to get at. any tips or tools you guys used?

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Originally Posted by 00Blue-Convert View Post
Hello again,

I am removing the bearing races, and the inner race is very difficult to get at. any tips or tools you guys used?

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You need a bearing separator to get a grip under the race...
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Old 03-09-2010, 03:17 PM
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I mean the bearing race in the housing, The inner race is being stubborn!

I just rented a bearing race tool, not sure its helping much yet
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Originally Posted by 00Blue-Convert View Post
I mean the bearing race in the housing, The inner race is being stubborn!

I just rented a bearing race tool, not sure its helping much yet
It gets confusing as it's the outer race, or "cup", of the bearing that's pressed into the housing as opposed to the bearing's inner race ("cone") on the pinion shaft.

However then there are inner and outer bearing assemblies for the pinion shaft...

Ford has special tools for removing the cups, however there are universal tools for driving them out--here's what Ford's looks like:



Harbor Freight has a couple of driver sets, here's one...
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Old 03-09-2010, 04:20 PM
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ahh, my bad on the terminology

Finnally got it out, got a bigger hammer, Tips on installing a new one? I was thinking about sticking them in the freezer? can I use any grease to help?

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Old 03-21-2010, 05:28 PM
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So I setting up the pinion, I found the old pinion to be 1.896" and the new one is 1.789", So if you subtract the 2, my shim would be .107"!?! Thats a big shim...
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Old 03-21-2010, 06:26 PM
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you gotta triple check the measurement for both, check the stock pinion with the original shim and check it that way, then put the original shim on the new pinion and see what you get i bet its gunna be dead on if using FRPP gears
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Old 03-21-2010, 06:49 PM
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I am installing Richmond Excel 3:55 Gears

The numbers were an average of 4 different measurements
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shoulda got FRPPs, but hindsight is 20/20

what exactly did you measure to get onle 1.8 and 1.7 inches? I always assumed you measured the length of the entire piece
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I measured the gear part of the pinion + old shim

Ya, now that I am into this, I should of gotten FRP gears.. Sounds soo much easier
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