Mainshaft spacer replacement problem

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Mainshaft spacer replacement problem

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Post by jbgoodner2 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:19 am

I am trying to replace the mainshaft spacer on my '62, but the old one will not pull out. I can't see any burrs or visible reason why . It rotates on the shaft but hangs up halfway to the threads on the final drive gear. Any ideas or suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated !! Thanks, and God Bless !!!!



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Re: Mainshaft spacer replacement problem

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Post by Cotten » Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:07 pm

JB!

I'm a little confused by "rotates on the shaft";
Are we speaking of the spacer between the case race and the sprocket, behind the big seal?

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Re: Mainshaft spacer replacement problem

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Post by jbgoodner2 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:58 pm

Yes sir! I have often seen it referred to as " the hat".It spin on the mainshaft and slides about halfway out to the threads and splines,then binds. I can't see any reason for it not to pull off the shaft.

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Re: Mainshaft spacer replacement problem

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Post by jbgoodner2 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:00 pm

Correction: it spins on the final drive gear .

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Re: Mainshaft spacer replacement problem

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Post by Cotten » Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:40 pm

JB!

The spacers shrink from overheating, so you have a real dilemma.

You might try gentle heat, like a hot-air gun, or a propane torch for only a moment, to see if it will expand enough to pry off.
Cutting it and splitting it would be real surgery.

Hopefully you will not see any blueing of the mainrace or needles!

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Re: Mainshaft spacer replacement problem

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Post by jbgoodner2 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:58 pm

Thanks,I'll try hot air, and, if that doesn't work, propane. It will be sometime this PM before I can get to it . I'll try to remember to let you know how it goes! God Bless !!!

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