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Thought I'd post a few pics of a rear hub locknut removal / installation tool I made, mostly from extra / scrap pieces. My version of p/n # 94630-67. I did purchase the 5/8" spacer.... < $2.00

The basic materials:



Partially assembled:



Finished product, with the locknut, bearings, etc. removed & cleaned up.


F-ing Sweet you make it look so easy!
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here is the cam bushing pullers???!!!!
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We are starting to have photos and videos disappear off of this thread. Any reccomendations on where to put these photos so they dont go away in the future?

Are the Member galleries permanent? Is there a central gallery on this forum to store stuff like this?

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Here's a very simple and easy (and free) tool to make to lock your clutch hub to remove or torque the nut. Take 2 clutch discs and 3 steels, install them into your clutch hub assembly, drill two 5/16 holes thru the old clutches and steels, and use 2 1/4 inch bolts to bolt them together. Leave the bolts just a shade loose so fitting the tool back into the hub is made easier because the parts can float around a little. Now install your 2 pieces of 1 x 1 angle iron cut to 4 inches in between the sprocket and drum as a jamming tool and you are all locked up without buying an expensive holding tool.

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My favourite cylinder installing rig: a wooden spacer with slot to hold piston steady as I slide the cylinders on. And a Volkswagen "krinkle cut" ring compressor that comes apart after the cylinder is on. The crinkle cuts stop it jamming up in between the piston and cylinder. Easy peasy. Also, use plenty of oil in the rings, piston and cylinder to help it all slide on.


Thats just an old piston used to set up for pick so is way too dirty for assembly.
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the wood is a great idea
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Piniongear would you mind posting a photo of your homemade pinion gear tool. I will be attempting to make one and would like some idea of how you made yours. Thanks in advance.
Sure. let me see if I can find where I filed that........
Here it is.
I made the notes to try to describe the different parts needed on the tool. The important (and odd) feature is the 5/16-24 left hand thread that is inside the crank shaft.
As I recall I just bought a left hand die from an industrial tool supplier for a few $.
Then I ran the die over the straight shank of a 5/16 bolt.

If you need more detail, let me know and I will try to find the tool. I have not used it in over 10 years but it is out there somewhere in the shop...........


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EDIT NOTE: The barrel nut and 5/16 flat washer are used to set the washer against the face of the engine gear case face to establish the correct 5/16 inch distance between the outer face of the pinion gear and the gear case face.
That is the running position of the pinion gear.
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Default How to remove the Timken bearing from sprocket shaft with a modified gear puller

I didn't have one of the bearing pullers as shown in the service manual to remove the Timken bearing off the sprocket shaft and bearing shops wanted over $100 for a suitable puller that I could of used.



So I took to my $30.00 gear puller and made a few mods so that the claws fitted underneath the bearing.

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Just filed the claws down a bit until they fitted under the bearing, removed the linkage plates from the puller and bolted the claws straight onto the threaded body of the puller.

Worked well, nice and easy.

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I'm surprised it worked. I tried that trick and it just pulled the outer ring with the rollers off and left the race. How did you get the puller to get under the race? The race butts up to the wheel.
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I had a steering neck bearing like that and used a torch to heat the bearing so it would slide much easier. Only took a few seconds of oxy-acetylene application to get the job done. Not sure what the OP used.

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I'm surprised it worked. I tried that trick and it just pulled the outer ring with the rollers off and left the race. How did you get the puller to get under the race? The race butts up to the wheel.
I managed to file the claws thin enough to just get a grip on the edge of the bearing housing and made sure all three legs were positioned equally.

I guess I may of also been lucky and just had an easy bearing to pull. Motor had been run recently before the tear down so nothing so far has been seized at all.
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