Problem with Front wheel Berring

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tommyintpa@aol.com

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In a message dated 5/14/2005 3:17:04 PM Eastern Standard Time, ahite@Charleston.Net writes:
<blockquote style="PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: blue 2px solid"><font style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" face="Arial" color="#000000" size="2">'m stuck in the garage,
Arnold Hite
Johns Island, SC</font></blockquote>

Arnold, Take a good sharp chisel and cut it off, it will cut easy. It is hard enough to crack way before you go through. So you will not contact the spindle.After it cracksyour on easy street. Later, Tommy in Tampa</font>
 
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Arnold Hite

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I'm replacing the front wheel bearings in my 66Amphi. I've done
this job twice before on my two Amphicars but this time I'm stuck. I've
got the hub and brake backing plate off, but I am unable to get the
inner bearing (5-21-25) to slide off the stub axle. The manual shows
two flat head screwdrivers 180 degrees apart prying the bearing cluster
off. I tried that with no luck. I did managed to rip the bearing
cluster apart with my screw drivers. So now the only part left is the
inner race. It's stuck on the stub axle. I heated it for about 30
seconds with a propane torch. That didn't seem to make any difference.
Neither of my two bearing pullers will fit. The small one is too short
to reach all the way from the end of the stub axle to the back of the
bearing race. The larger bearing puller is too fat to fit into the
recessed area of the stub axle to get a hold of the bearing race.
So, I'm out of ideas. Is there some trick I'm missing or is there
some special bearing puller that I need to get.

I'm stuck in the garage,
Arnold Hite
Johns Island, SC
 
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WB6WSN

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In a message dated 5/14/2005 3:17:04 PM Eastern Standard Time, ahite@Charleston.Net writes:
<blockquote style="PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: blue 2px solid"><font style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" face="Arial" color="#000000" size="2">'m stuck in the garage,
Arnold Hite
Johns Island, SC</font></blockquote>

Arnold, Take a good sharp chisel and cut it off, it will cut easy. It is hard enough to crack way before you go through. So you will not contact the spindle.After it cracksyour on easy street. Later, Tommy in Tampa
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<font face="Times New Roman" color="#0000ff" size="4">I'd like to add that it would be a good idea to create a "weak" spot on the race to help in cracking off the race. Now, you have to be careful, but you can take a Dremel type abrasive cut-off wheel and grind a decent slot across the race. Just be careful to not slice the spindle too. After you get a decent slot in the race, put your chisel face into the slot, not facing the axis of the spindle, but facing a shallow angle around the circumference. Now give it a good whack with the hammer, and things should move! (The chisel angle is to provide the most stress on the weak spot, the newly ground slot, so that the race cleanlybreaks at that point. Even if it doesn't break, you might impart enough sudden torque to overcome the static friction or corrosion that holding the race to the spindle. Either way, the race comes off.)</font>
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<font face="Times New Roman" color="#0000ff" size="4">Ed
El Cajon, CA USA
67 Rust Guppy
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Mike Israel

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Hi Arnold,

I found that a screwdriver was not quite big anough
and you could not get proper positioning. I use two
crowbars simulatneously and they pop right off. They
provide lots of leverage and they are angled at the
end so you can position them well.

Mike I.
 
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