Picture 1 shows the hurriedly made extractor I made to pull the cutlass bearing out.
Even then after 50 plus years it was not going to come out without a fight, heat
and brutality. Inserting the bearing was simple, place the newly made bearing in
the freezer over night and drop it straight in to the centre.
It is important to ensure that the legend (marked on the reaction unit) is dead level
as this is the start of the setup lines to decide the 20 thou gap. It is not easily
seen in my pictures.
Hastily made extractor (left and bush removed (right)
New cutlass bearing (left) re-made from a canal barge steering bush. Old bearing
After a night in the freezer, cutlass bearing about to drop in.