The way I do this is to take a chisel and, very carefully, cut a slot in the
bushing in order to collapse it. This works fine for BMC A and B series
engines, Hillman Imp engines, and Ford Anglia engines, but I've never done a
TR7 so I don't know if it will work for you. If you decide to try this
method, just take a bullnose chisel and gently remove metal until you are
through to the wall of the bushing's housing. The bushing will spring
together enough that you will be able to pull it out. Yes, you have to
press the new bushing in - be careful to push it in straight. If you use a
hammer to drive it in, use a copper or brass drift - do not hammer directly
on the bushing.
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Sent: Friday, October 27, 2000 3:58 PM
Subject: TR7 BFH#15
> Ok, this time, instead of making a muck of things, I'll ask first...
> I can't figure out how to get the flywheel bushing out, so I can put in
> new one. As you know, it resides in the rear of the crankshaft, and
> no way to get behind it to tap it out.
> So, before I start messing around with a screwdriver, any thoughts?
> I assume that once I get it out, I can simply tap in the new one?
> 1980 Inca Yellow TR7 5-speed convertible
> Chapel Hill, NC