Anyone have an easy way to change the front bushing on a narrow nose pan? I've had my pan straightened and don't want to beat on it. I figure there are probably some good ideas on a home made or rigged up a puller..... I can play with it this weekend and see what I come up with, but figured someone has already done this.....
I want to see this too. Mine also needs a change.
Cut the bushing lengthwise with a hack saw blade, then you can get it out with a threaded rod and some washers/nuts and pieces of pipe. The new bushing goes in without beating with the same threaded rod puller setup.
I did as Roger suggests. Worked like a charm!
Burn up my paint? Nope. I'll use the saw.
A Google search for "crank bushing replacement mtfca" revealed this 2010 thread:
Thanks Mark! That looks perfect!
I press them out with a big C clamp and a piece of tubing if they are not too rusty. Otherwise cut with a hacksaw and then use a hammer and chisel to curl it enough to grab with needle nose vise grips and twist out.
I have never been happy with the built in slop of the new split steel bushes so I fit a proper bronze one. The pan snout holes vary so much that every bush I have fitted has had to be machined down to fit. Not a real problem though, and the reward of a decent fitting handle is worth the effort to me.
Allan from down under.