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Installing new races.

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Does anyone know a different brand to use than Peer (chinese)for replacment races.Also should the races be pressed in rather than using a brass drift like I have in the past?Thankyou for any and all replies.c63

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Perhaps you can get Timken, probably at a fair bit more cost. You might have to go to an industrial supply store to get them.

I suppose pressing them in would be ideal, but the brass punch method is a common practice and probably what 90% of people do. As long as you don't slip and go around enough times to make sure it's evenly seated it works fine.

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You can get Timken at most bearing shops. Minnesota Bearing in my area. I've haven't a difference though. I press mine in. Use a vise if you don't have a press. Find stock or socket that will fit or grind down an old race.

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They make a race/seal driver tool kit. You should be able to find them just about anywhere that sells tools. Find the correct size cup for the race. Insert the handle. Three or four whacks with a hammer and the race is installed.

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I usually use a socket sized to drive the race in.

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i have heard if you put the race in the freezer overnight it fits alot easier. an old mechanic told me this i will be trying it out this fall.

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I also use a correct sized socket and a 2x4 to tap on.

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For about $20 you cab buy a race installing kit, fits several different sizes. Sometimes I will just take the old race and set it on top the new one and pound it in with that. Its not rocket science, just make sure it goes in straight, and is seated all the way down, and you dont scuff the surface.

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I like to press mine in mainly because I have the press handy, but driving them works fine too. I usually cut the old race with a die grinder and use that to push with (or as a driver surface) and the cut allows it to come right out easily.

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grind down an old race.


Thats what I do and it works great!!!!!!!

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It works.

When I was in the AF, we used that method to fit some parts of jet engines. One part was soaked in a hot oil bath, one part was put in a freezer. They slid right together but you still had to work fast and get them started squarely.

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Wow,thanks for all the ideas.I got a snapon bearing/seal installer from a wrech at work.So much easier than banging away with a drift.c63

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Good Deal!

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