View Full Version : Problem with snout rebuilding...

05-26-2003, 09:09 PM
Im currently rebuilding the snout of my sc as per Dr. Freds - i think - instructions. I got it all apart and have the new rear bearing and aluminum drive square on the shaft, i have the new front bearing square in the snout.
I freeze the shaft with rear bearing and drive for a good 4 hours, i heat the snout with bearing to 250 degrees get all set up, drop the spring in place and go to town.
Heres the problem - everytime i try to hammer the shaft into position the front bearing pops out. or it stays in place but wont sit on the shaft as much as it should - seems like shaft isnt in deep enough - and theres a lot of play, in and out wise.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to do this effectively?

05-26-2003, 10:45 PM
never beat bearings
use a press(mines 20 ton)
support front bearing
never apply pressure to the outer race

and if they arent high speed bearings you'll be doing it again in a few weeks, always use SC fluid and not syn motor oil etc