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Simplify Your Steering: Bushings to Bea...
Simplify Your Steering: Bushings to Bearings
Trading bushings for bearings in '53-'62 Corvettes
February 05, 2004
(next two photos) Now press the bearings in from the bottom of the spindle. Besure to start the bearing into the bore squarely or you could damage thebearing. There is a tool supplied in the kit to press the bearings overthe kingpin, but be careful not to press the outer bearing into contactwith the inner bearing. As with the upper bearings, there should be somedistance between the two bearings.
6. (next two photos) Now press the bearings in from the bottom of the spindle. Besure to
To seal the ends of the kingpin, the kit comes with O-ringsand caps. Install the O-ring and then tighten down the cap with thegrease fitting supplied in the kit.
7. To seal the ends of the kingpin, the kit comes with O-ringsand caps. Install the O-rin
(next two photos) To plug the original grease fitting holes, the kit containsAllen screws to put into the holes. Don't run them in until they contactthe bearing because they could distort it. Screw them in just so theyseal the hole.
8. (next two photos) To plug the original grease fitting holes, the kit containsAllen scr
Put some grease into the bearings, and you're ready to installthe rebuilt spindles. We're only showing how to assemble the kingpinsusing this kit, but to cover the entire installation, see "SteerableStraight-Axle" in our Oct. '01 issue. Back issues are available bycalling (800) 429-0106.
9. Put some grease into the bearings, and you're ready to installthe rebuilt spindles. We
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