todd p cerami wrote:
> wanted to replace the differential carrier bushings(batwing) with
> polyurethane bushing. the service manual shows a special tool to
> install them and remove them with ,can it be done without the tool?
> if so how?
If I remember, and for me it's been a long time, the poly bushings
are in two pieces so putting them in is a no brainer, even for Hal.
So, removing the old bushings requires the tool of choice for me, MAP
gas! First I roll up a huge doobie, like one Cheech and Chong would
do. Then I takes my Map gas torch and fire that thing up. Oh yeah,
fire is cool. Then I light the doobie and take a big ole hit of it,
like Hib sucking the bottom out of a purple wheat bock beer bottle.
Hey, I'm flying like Ron Ashcraft upside down in a J3 Cub now so I
have to do something with the fire, I mean, fire is cool. So I take
the torch and burn those stock bushings out of that carrier taking
breaks as frequently as Al at a frat party. Eventually you will
burn the bushing out.
So here I am, almost out of Map gas so I roooooooolllll another one,
just like the other one (See reference to Easy Rider) and I start to
install the new bushing. Ohhhh Duuuude.. this sucks.. it doesn't
fit. Whaz goin on here??? It's like Bruice trying to fit his square
head into a round hat. It just ain't goin!!! So by now I'm copping
this big thurst so I gotta hit the beer store for some Old Speckeled
Hen (one of Mr. Behan's favorites). A couple cases of that and I
am refreshed and ready to squeeze Bruices's head in there no matter
what. I slide under the car and have a look at the carrier.. Oh
dude.. what's this? It looks like there is something in there.
Like my wife always tells me, it's real hard to see but it's in
there. So you have to remove the sleeve that is almost bonded in
there. I take a saw blade and cut two sides of it and take it
out that way. Once the sleeve is removed you can slide that sucker
in there like Zasio sliding on the autocross course.
Afterwards, it's time to party.
Hopes this helps.
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