I am helping my father-in-law replace the clutch on his 1944 Ford Jeep. What is involved with changing the thrust bearing?
Is there somebody on this forum that could PM me if they have some Jeep experience? It would be a great help.
I used to have one of those, had the engine out a few times. If you are talking about the clutch release (throwout) bearing it is a piece of cake. Pull the engine and just pull the old one off and install the new one. A couple hour job.
If you are talking about the clutch shaft pilot bearing, not much of a problem either. Just need a bushing puller.
David, the thrust bearing is pressed on the bearing carrier.
David, a mate of mine Bevan Slater in Allora has a reconditioning shop and does a number of early jeep engine rebuilds. His number is 0746662052, hates answering the phone but a top bloke blame me I'm helping him on his own RR tomorrow will mention it to him.
Hi David, if you like I will copy the manual and send you the details tomorrow as I have two the god dam things in the shed. just give me a call tomorrow as I will be out in the APC part of the day but will have the phone with me.
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Be sure and replace the starter bushing in the bell housing while you have it apart. They are a pain in the butt to do in the jeep,
David, here is the US Army Technical Manual TM9-803 for the MB & Ford GPW
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