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Old 10-24-2004, 11:23 PM   #1
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I don't have an access to a press, but before we get into that...what exactly must be "pressed" in order to install new snout bearings?

No one I know around here has a press from what I recall. At work we have large hydrolic pressed that are just 2 plates where the top comes down towards the bottom plate in order to crimp the bezels on our Autometer gauges, but I've got a feeling I need to take a much different approach on installing snout bearings.

I'm trying to find a cost effective way of doing this because I really need to replace my bearings sometime this winter. If needs be I'll order an entire snout with new GM bearings from ZZP.
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Most manual presses are manufactured by Dake. It'* a large manual rack & pinion affair with a long handle. You simly presse the bearings back into place with it. If you have a local machine ship that does head work, just take your stuff there. They'll do it for cheap if they don't let you do it yourself. Or the metal shop at a local college or high school if you have the connections. Or bring it here
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Illinois CGP will help you i'm sure. They'll know someone or they'll have someone who'* got connections if not the press.
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