I am having a devil of a time getting this sleeve on the drive shaft. Local machine shops cannot accommodate the 5' long shaft in their poxy presses. I tried to do it but cannot seem to do it either.
I live in the N. VA area. Any help or info where I can have this done?
A long time ago I had to do that. I heated the sleeve and cooled the shaft (with Freon, R-12). That's when I paid 29 cents a pound for freon. Now the stuff sells (retail) for $100.00 or more per pound. R-134a may do the same thing and it's available in parts stores.
Hals idea about cooling is great. I know when you put a starter tooth ring on a Model A flywheel; they say to pack the flywheel with dry ice and heat the ring on a barbeque. Freon is pricey, but dry ice is a better deal. Use gloves to handle the dry ice. If you don't it can burn your skin.