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Old 26th-October-2009, 07:34 PM   #1
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Pilot bearing install

Is there any special tool or way to install a new bronze pilot bushing in the back of the crank? Will using a socket be ok? Also, anyone know how much gear oil in a 10 bolt and a muncie tranny? I know you fill until it comes out of the plug hole, but i would just as soon put the correct amount in. Can i put the same oil in both the rear end and muncie trans? Thanks
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You can use a socket to drive in the pilot bushing just be careful not to peen the bearing over it's softer than the socket. Drive it in nice and straight until it's flush. Your muncie will take 1 quart and your 10 bolt about a quart and a half. 80W-90 gear oil will work fine in both. If you use it in real cold weather, synthetic gear oil will not get as thick and the muncie will shift a lot nicer until it warms up. Costs about three times as much though and is not needed if yours is a fair weather car.
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you can use a socket but be careful the inside diameter can change once the bushing is in the crank. Check to make sure the input shaft will fit after installing the bushing.
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Old 27th-October-2009, 04:09 PM   #5
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Put that sucker in the freezer over night Then us a socket. I have an old kick pin out of an old ford truck I use. A 1" brass rod about 6"long is nice to use to.
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I have an old input shaft from a manual tranny I use to pound them in and out with. Just put it on the end and tap it it in. It also works good for aligning the friction disc until you get the pressure plate tightened down.
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Put that sucker in the freezer over night Then us a socket. I have an old kick pin out of an old ford truck I use. A 1" brass rod about 6"long is nice to use to.
I was just going to recommend the same procedure but you beat me to it
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I do the same as Mr. Lugnut.
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