I am attempting to replace the pilot bearing in a 73-350 which I am going to put in my 68 Camaro. I first tried using a dowel after filling the bushing hole with grease. I pounded on the dowel with a hammer and the grease eventually squeezed out. Then I went to a rental place and rented a pilot bearing slide hammer. After moving the weight back to the end of the handle many times I was unable to get the bushing to move.
I would appreciate any ideas on how to get this bushing out.
I like the grease and wooden dowel method. You need to repack the grease if the dowel bottoms out and continue the process. It can be a little messy but a rag around the dowel will help as PDQ mentioned.
Thanks for the suggestions on getting the pilot bushing out. I tried the wet paper and the soap in the bushing and drove a dowel in but the bushing still wouldn't budge.
I finally went to the parts store and bought a 5/8 coarse tap and put threads in the bushing. I had a bolt and put it in the bushing but when it got to the bottom it turned the engine over. I got my electric wrench and put on the socket and tightened the bolt,out came the bushing.