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Offline mplecha

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Neck bearing races
« on: October 11, 2017, 02:18:36 PM »
I'm trying to get these out without the tool. I've cut into them with a dremel, but the bastards still won't budge. Am I better off removing the cups? I have a slide hammer that might grab the cups, but nothing for the races. I can't believe how much time I've spent on this already..

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Re: Neck bearing races
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2017, 03:29:08 PM »
Can't get a long skinny round punch in there and knock em out?
If you never measure your work, you can assume it's perfect.
Doesn't make it so.

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Re: Neck bearing races
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2017, 03:35:14 PM »
I wish I could. I can't reach the races from inside the neck - outside only. I'm trying to do this without buying the tool. $100 for one use is absurd.

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Re: Neck bearing races
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2017, 03:43:13 PM »
If you have a welder, weld them out.
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Re: Neck bearing races
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2017, 03:47:29 PM »
I don't have a welder. All I have is a small propane torch.

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Re: Neck bearing races
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2017, 04:18:03 PM »
I'm trying to get these out without the tool. I've cut into them with a dremel, but the bastards still won't budge. Am I better off removing the cups? I have a slide hammer that might grab the cups, but nothing for the races. I can't believe how much time I've spent on this already..

There's always a trick to it.

You're going to have to remove the cups. If you had a welder, a short bead on the race would heat the cup enough so that the race drops right out and the new one pops right in.

Not having a welder, your next option is to drill 2 opposing holes under the cup and use a drift pin to tap out the race. The cup material is pretty soft, so you'll know when you've drilled deep enough and hit the race.

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Re: Neck bearing races
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2017, 04:19:20 PM »
Is there a trick to getting the cups out? Are they pinned or anything?

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Re: Neck bearing races
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2017, 04:22:23 PM »
No, you can pop them out with a screw driver.
Be sure to heat the cups before you start trying to tap the races out. Makes the job easier.

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Re: Neck bearing races
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2017, 05:56:32 PM »
That was much easier. Thanks!

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Re: Neck bearing races
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2017, 05:28:21 AM »
even holding under running hot water works