Hi All ; what is the best way to remove the babbit drive shaft bushing,Melting , or Pulling ??
Thanks in advance
Pulling it out is best, but if you don't have any sort of puller, you can use a piece of 1" square tubing a drive it out.
I use a piece of 1" pipe and drive it out from the other end. Works every time.
Anthonie, unless they are worn awfully bad, I leave the Babbitt in there. I think it is a much better bearing if not worn out. KGB
Keith ; I have about 0.010 play now ,I think I leave the babbit in.
If you really need to get it out drop a bolt into it and use the driveshaft as a slide hammer. With a little heat it should pop right out
.010 play is too much. I would replace it.
Hi All ; He is out [looks more as a she]
Thank you Toon
Another easy way to do this, if you don't have a pipe long enough to reach in there, take an old steering shaft, put a couple of thick washers the right size on the end of the shaft, tighten down with a nut, grind four nicks to clear the rivets, a couple taps with a hammer and its out.
Thread drift!----- As heavy as the drive shaft is a small bend would throw it out of balance. How do you make it reasonably static balanced? Knife edge bearing surface to bearing surface?