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Best way to remove endbell oilite from a Cahoza set-up?


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#1 Pop's boys

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 12:58 AM

I have a new Cahoza C-can set-up w ithbushing in endbell and want to replace it with a ball bearing.

What is the best way to remove the oilite bushing?
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Posted 12 January 2017 - 01:37 AM

Removing is easy. Just push it out, like any other brand.

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 02:32 AM

I fit a brass tube inside the can of slightly larger diameter than the inside the can diameter of the bushing. Resting the can on the brass tube, I tap out the bushing with the tube supporting the can from the inside.

Otherwise, my experience is some cans will "cave in" before releasing the bushing. And with others, a light tap releases the bushing.

With the tube on in place, you cause no bending or deflection of the case when seeking to release the bushing.

As always, YMMV.
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Posted 12 January 2017 - 06:15 AM

What they said. Removing the bushing from the endbell, you simply push on the outside towards the inside. I use a small hard plastic probe with a top that's a bit smaller than the visible part of the bushing, but it doesn't take much effort at all. There's a flange on the inside, so pushing from the inside is no bueno.  

Even though you didn't ask about the can, I do exactly what Mark does, and support the inside of the can with a piece of tubing slightly larger diameter than the flange of the bushing and tap on the outside. Can metal is a soft/mild grade of steel and even light taps on a bushing that's a little tight will easily deform the bushing strap.
 
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Posted 12 January 2017 - 08:00 PM

Thanks for the help! Since the Cahoza bushings are epoxied in, I thought they might be tough to get out.


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Posted 22 April 2017 - 02:16 PM

I used this technique yesterday for 25 cans and it worked flawlessly. 

 

Thanks for sharing

 

 

I fit a brass tube inside the can of slightly larger diameter than the inside the can diameter of the bushing. Resting the can on the brass tube, I tap out the bushing with the tube supporting the can from the inside.

Otherwise, my experience is some cans will "cave in" before releasing the bushing. And with others, a light tap releases the bushing.

With the tube on in place, you cause no bending or deflection of the case when seeking to release the bushing.

As always, YMMV.


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Posted 24 April 2017 - 10:40 PM

I used this technique yesterday for 25 cans and it worked flawlessly. 

 

Thanks for sharing

 

 

If you want to go one step further take a piece of alum bar stock and drill a hole big enough for the bushing in it.The flat bar will better support the can end than plain tubing and the other end can be made to fit inside the endbell ;)


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