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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.
Thanks, Warren
 

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Take a hammer, a sharp chisel and cut it out of there.

Just avoid damaging the surrounding surface, and wear goggles.

That bronze is soft, and breaks pretty easily.

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Use a 9/16 or 5/8 tap when it bottoms out it will then push the pilot bearing out.
 

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Another idea for this is to drill holes into the material and then colapse it with a hammer and punch.
 

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I like that tap idea. I used the grease method and it was interesting!!

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Never tried the tap but a 5/8s cap screw will thread into the bushing and when it bottoms against the crank it will push out the bushing.
 

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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.

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Use the tap, 30 seconds later the bushing out and no mess!!
 

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I made a 0.575" dia. punch and used wet newspaper inside the bushing instead of grease, to avoid any mess. It worked for me.

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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.
Thanks again.
Warren
 
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