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signsbyesa 03-02-2008 06:16 PM

blinded me with science
 
just had to post; placed my pinion and races in the freezer with
grease, and then baked the bearings in the oven and whaala,
it slipped right on without the use of my press, and the races
went on with a couple of taps, science :P

slowmotion 03-02-2008 06:27 PM

Does your wife know?
Mine would have a fit.

Good tip, thanks.

signsbyesa 03-02-2008 07:50 PM

my wife smelt the grease and told me to take a bath,
what she does not know won't hurt her 8)

rob41willys 03-02-2008 08:07 PM

Been doing that for years. The wife is used to it

Tod74 03-02-2008 08:38 PM


Originally Posted by slowmotion
Does your wife know?
Mine would have a fit.

Good tip, thanks.


I know a guy who got some kind of bake on coating for his headers and he did it in his wife's oven...stunk up the house...and yes she had a fit, lol

rabiddawg 03-03-2008 07:49 AM

I have access to liquid nitrogen and it is easy

fla1976 03-03-2008 04:56 PM

Freezing
 
Works when installing the ring gear on a flywheel. Chill the flywheel and heat up the ring gear. It drops right on , then let it set and return to ambient temperature.

nofear57 03-03-2008 06:27 PM

When putting on rear axles bearings on a ford axle my dad use to take the axle out to the bulk propane tank and blast the axles with propane. When it turned frosty white he just slipped the bearing right on,it only took a few seconds! The first time I saw that I was like :shock: what the hell,lol! But that was 20 some years ago when he had the service station.

signsbyesa 03-03-2008 07:02 PM

nofear, with the smell of chemicals (propane), and the the theory
applied (frosty white axels), and being just a kid, your ol' man
blinded you with science! :wink:

sds10racer 03-03-2008 07:51 PM

at work we just use an electric skillet with oil in it 8)

nofear57 03-03-2008 07:57 PM

LOL!
I just kept my distance :D
My pops is real ol'school,if it didn't turn he made it turn. I'm sure he was molded from cast iron and was as strong as a bull!
He grew up on a steel wheeled tractor and I even heard of a story from my grandma that she once lost him in a stook in the field. I guess it was real hot so she put him in a stook out of the sun. She said it took her an hour to find him,he was fast asleep,lol!

BIGFOOT63 03-04-2008 05:03 AM

when i worked at a johndeere dealersheip we would either heat them in oil or simply apply even heat with a torch and tap them on with a hammer and a peice of brass,,,,,,,,,,,,

mcracecars 03-04-2008 06:06 AM


placed my pinion and races in the freezer with
grease, and then baked the bearings in the oven
Ahhhh.... I love the smell of baked bearings and axle grease in the morning..... :lol:

ed


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