Tips on changing cutless bearing

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  1. crhodes

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    OP has the shaft out. No need for a split shell. Concept of press still valid.
     
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    Missed that, oh well.... Thanks for keeping me straight.
     
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    Hey yea that puller looks like exactly what I need even though the shaft is out. Thanks for sharing, saved me a whole bunch of time searching the forum!
     
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    Here's what I did to remove cutlass bearing. Remove set screws. Then I used a hacksaw blade to cut through bearing from inside, to the outer shell of bearing. Then I used a drift and punched it in slightly to relieve contact with strut. Lastly, I punched it out.

    I suggest storing your new bearing in the freezer. It'll be a bit smaller in diameter and easier to install. Once installed, drill set-screw pockets into outer shell of cutlass bearing. Use the tap-drill for whatever pitch/diameter of set screws that you're using. When installing set screws, you don't need to drive them home such that you deform the shape of your new bearing. Some blue loctite should be used as well.
     

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