Old Bastard !
Joined: Fri Dec 22nd, 2017
Name: Grev B
Occupation: Quality Assurance Engineer
Interests: Rangers, Photography, Metal Bending
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I think I'm making some progress.
Shaved .004 inch off with Emery cloth.
Dry fit good!
Using the right pilot bearing for a 1987 TK5 transmission.
Going to try to install the transmission again today. Thanks for all the input. Hopefully this helps someone else later on down the line.
This WILL be interesting to see where this goes.
The Shaft measures .591, the ID of the correct Pilot Bearing is .586, are you sure of the Bearing being the '87...; I guess the other one would be too loose !
Now to install the Pilot Bearing and see if there is any compression of the sleeve, which of course will reduce the ID some, this bearing is an interference fit so there will be some reduction in ID, just how much will be inserting. (If you get a chance to measrure the ID of the Pilot Bearing after install, that would be interesting to see just how much compression there is) ?
.004 removed with the Emery Cloth, I love that stuff, just asking, when you measured the end of the Shaft, you did measurements in more than one place ?
I know my questions are common sense but I just had to ask them; sorry if it causes any grief !
Make sure to use the proper tool for the install of the bearing !
NOW... once the bearing is installed and the Trans is sitting in place, tightened in place that is, with the trans in neutral, spin the tail shaft, it should spin fairly easy !
Good Luck, hoping for the best results.
Emery Cloth - That's all I knew for its name, now it is called Abrasive Cloth... funny how terms change ! Someone named "Emery" must not have liked it !
If you don't mind me asking what's the going price on that stuff these days ?
The amount taken off by the Emery Cloth was surprising to me, "0.004 of an inch", although a small number it is a good amount of metal to remove; Very Interesting, Very Interesting !
Last edited on Sun Jun 10th, 2018 02:50 pm by Scrambler82
2003 EDGE, Std Cab, Steppie, E4 Red, 5sp, 4x
5" SuperLift, 33" x 12.50 x 15"
Mod'd Backrack to fit Steppie
Front and Rear Bumpers by Custom 4x4 Fabrication, OK; now Mike's Welding and Fabrication.
Working on more Mods, just need more time, longer days would work !