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Pilot shaft bushing removal for a clutch change on an OBS Chevy Cheyenne5 speed using a dead blow hammer, clutch alignment tool, and cra. Oct 04, Get a big bolt, taper the end, cut 3 grooves in it like a tap, tread it in with some lube.

Once it bottoms on the crank the bushing comes right out.

Ok thanks.

My Dad is a genious! By the way, there are 2 different sizes of sbc pilot bushings. GreenMtnBoy, Sep 13, Dec 04, I have a serious pilot bushing problem R. Put in a new clutch behind my 58 modeland while I was at it, removed the pilot bushing to put in a new one.

First one was a standard brass oilite bearing, which when in place would not let the transmission mainshaft spin freely although the pilot tool fit fine.

I installed it the other day using the socket method, and while I didn't hit it very hard it still left some dents.

Disassembled it bushtrimmers.buzzted Reading Time: 7 mins. Crankshaft Coalition Wiki -- hot rod tech articles. Quick an simple only need a piece of bread hammer, extension an socket! @Wise_mobileworks. Jun 07, I have a '56" SBC which I am trying to hook to a three speed Saginaw. The hole in the crankshaft is smaller than the pilot bushing which came in the clutch kit I bought. The pilot bushing is approximately" bigger in outer diameter than the hole in the crank.

No, the old bushing. May 25, 1) Fill the bushing hole with grease, 2) insert the alignment tool, 3) wrap outside of it with a rag and 4) hammer. 5) Refill hole with grease & repeat until the hydraulic action of the compressed grease forces bushing from crank, or enough out, so that you.

Dec 07, The press fit on a pilot bushing should be no more than 2 or 3 thousandths, or it will be very hard to install and the ID will start to shrink.

The other option would be to ream the bushing out to the correct diameter after it's installed. Jerry. Last edited by Hotrod Lincoln; Fri Dec 04 PM. Member List; Calendar; Forum; General; If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above.

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