Thanks for the input. I will try the bread thing. Sounds like it should work fine. I'm working thru Tuesday so hopefully I can work on it Wednesday. I'll see about getting the tool. Not sure if i borrowed one from Pep Boys when I did it back in the early 80's. My bearing doesn't even ride on the junk very well. It has too much play compared to my non nova GM original when sitting on the pivot stud.Here's where I removed my pilot bushing... post #150 and on . The slide hammer removal tool did not work for me... You will need to get the install tool anyway, so use it like I did to remove the bushing. You can use gease as well, but bread cleans the hole and removes the bushing
Another hint: bronze bushing doesn't need much if any grease. I put to much in the shaft hole and it actually made it difficult to install the tranny: the air couldn't escape.
My T/O bearing flopped around a lot, but once installed was fine I bought the upgraded ( stronger) clutch fork from classic industries.