Material can be removed from the bearing but must be flat, reasonably smooth
and parallel to the pivot axis. Using the previously mentioned 1 1/4" dimension
should work. Flat belt or large disc sander with a couple different grits
should do the job. Remove a bit and measure often.
In a message dated 12/23/08 04:10:21 Hawaiian Standard Time,
What is the "fix" for these thicker release bearings?.... Does one have to
measure them pre-installation and then take them someplace to be ground
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]
On Behalf Of Healeyguy
Sent: Sunday, December 21, 2008 7:26 PM
Subject: Re: [Healeys] release bearings
As an aside to this, some of the newer Country brand release bearings for
the 9 1/2" clutch have been 1/8 inch or more thicker than the standard.
This causes a constant contact on the carbon when first installed and as a
result a smoky clutch. Reference: See my email request of six+ months ago.
The bearing wears down quickly but as a result destroys the tight fit on the
carbon doughnut and subsequent bearing failure. No fun!
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