It can be a real booger, so I took it to the machine shop at the juco and cut it with a 1/4" end mill.
Being careful not to go too deep and cut into the shaft, I cut a groove the length of the sleeve. A couple of whacks with a hammer and it was off, easy as pie. Sure beats work.
I guess the white powdered doughnuts are gone until next winter, eh?
I expect so. Maybe I'll get the doughnut stands put away before then.
I used a similar method; a cutting wheel on a dremel, being careful not to go too deep. Worked like a charm. Fairly easy to control the depth of the cut with the small size of the dremel.
I like it.
Now I need an easy way to install it without heavy equipment.
I intend to never fool with installing another one. For me it's the FP bearing from now on.
Here is a way to install a new sleeve. You get one chance, so be sure it is straight and the key lines up with the slot. Heat up the sleeve in a hot oven and use your oven mitt to hold it. Then push it on the shaft. It expands with the heat, but as soon as it cools off, it will get tight. So be sure to do it right the first time!
Not me. BTDT.
I second the FP bearing motion.
Hi Steve, glad you were able to get the sleeve off with the end mill method. I was surprised that an end mill would cut it--I assumed that sleeve would be too great a hardness even for for a carbide end mill. Did it mill easily? Just wondering. Joe
I will have to 'third' the motion for the FP bearing. This is one T improvement that really is an improvement. Easy installation and adjustment.
The sleeve is hard but the work is easy. The end mill was only 1/4", so I worked verrrry slowly so as not to break it.
While there still are lots of good rear axle Hyatts around, the driveshaft Hyatts seems to wear more, so very few of the old ones I've seen at swaps are any good - only one out of 8 I've got in my stash was good enough to use. Is there a better ratio of good/bad ones in USA?
I've torn down two driveshafts, both were damaged internally, one had a crack in the pinion bearing housing, the other was cracked in one of the Hyatt rollers. This could be a safety hazard, nothing wrong was felt but if they had been used any more there could have been a catastrophic driveshaft failure with brake loss and who knows what..
So Fun Projects bearing it is for me too if the original parts are worn out.
I looked for the original parts and could not find them so I went with FP as well.
i cut too deep.
If you're using the FP bearing, I don't think a little nick or groove on the shaft will matter.