What is the best way to remove the bushing on the reverse drum, Without damaging it
[needed for the new gear]
Thank you all lorenzo
Lorenzo, a press is the best way. However, it is essential that the hub of the gear is supported. Do not set it up to push the bush out with the drum surface supporting the job. I have a set of discs machined to suit for pushing out trans bushes.
Hope this helps.
By time you press it in and out it will need to be honed or bored to refit. Each time it is pressed out and in it will squish some and changed the ID.
I had to cut the bushing lengthwise with a hacksaw first to be able to press it out in my vice. Pressing in a new one was no problem. The new one just needed a little honing with a brake hone to be able to be fitted to the slow speed axle with timesaver. Since timesaver is slow when working with bronze, it took quite a while, but in the end it rotated fine on the axle with enough play. No problem felt when using the reverse
I use cut galvanized pipe or pipe fittings to support the center when pressing bushing.
I think he wants to reuse the old bushing in his new drum/gear.