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    Re: F1000 BEC maybe Vintage Brabham or Lotus body, CBR10000RR motor, Halp!
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    I've built a bunch of this style for circle track race cars. We made an aluminum plug to limit heat distortion during welding. a few we had to ream.
    I would ream it out. try msc.com to find the correct size reamer
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnski View Post
    I welded up a wishbone with a bearing cup. How's it look? I think the weld tightened up the hole a thou or 2. Not sure if I should attempt to press in the bearing or try to ream it out a bit (with what?). When new there was a nice slip fit between the two.
    As Proto said you can ream it. If it is only a thou or two you might try flap wheeling it. To make an easy and cheap flapper take a piece of round rod, split it in the center with a dremel or hacksaw and slip some abrasive strips in it. Longer strips for larger diameter, shorter for small diameters. Spin it full speed in a drill and it will take a tad bit off pretty uniformly.
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    Oh, I'll try an aluminum plug on the next ones. I guess it would be better to have to press that out than having to ream afterwards.

    Whoa, I looked for a reamer and they are expensive, I'll try the flap wheel on this one.

    Thanks
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    Did you get the axle apart?

    There’s a clip in there. You need to hit it with some force and some mass to get it apart. That or put it in a press.
    Hold the axle in a vice and hit the star towards the end of the axle. Thick walled tubing over the axle with a lip you can pound on will usually take the star off.
    HIT IT.
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    I did not, I think I need to use more force. A tube around the axle is a good idea.
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    Flap wheel worked good. About 5 minutes with a hand drill did it.

    Here I'm getting my camber adjust sleeve nuts ready for tapping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnski View Post
    Flap wheel worked good. About 5 minutes with a hand drill did it.

    Here I'm getting my camber adjust sleeve nuts ready for tapping.
    Glad to hear that it worked for you.
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    I turned an aluminum plug and stuck that in the next cup before I welded. Worked great, the aluminum plug came out easy after cooling and the bearing slid right in. Thanks for the tip ProtoDie!
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    Quote Originally Posted by K-fab View Post
    Did you get the axle apart?

    There’s a clip in there. You need to hit it with some force and some mass to get it apart. That or put it in a press.
    Hold the axle in a vice and hit the star towards the end of the axle. Thick walled tubing over the axle with a lip you can pound on will usually take the star off.
    HIT IT.
    Still can't get it out. I must need a bigger hammer and something more secure to hold the axle while I pound. I also tried to rig up something with a pry bar, didn't work. Figuring in the leverage I had, I must have been putting 2000 pounds of force between the star and the axle, dang. It's getting personal now!

    Maybe something with plates and jack screws would work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnski View Post
    Still can't get it out. I must need a bigger hammer and something more secure to hold the axle while I pound. I also tried to rig up something with a pry bar, didn't work. Figuring in the leverage I had, I must have been putting 2000 pounds of force between the star and the axle, dang. It's getting personal now!

    Maybe something with plates and jack screws would work.
    Some of the Honda Pilot axles I’ve gone up against have needed a press and hammer and heat and lots and lots of swearing at to get results.

    The little circlip is amazingly strong once corroded in place.
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