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Old 11-22-2005, 20:01   #1 (permalink)
BradandBrooks
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Learned something today about the Ford 9"

Repairing the brake seals on my 1980 Bronco today. It has rear drums on a Ford 9".

Why, why, WHY, did Ford make the bearing collars unremovable? The shop manual says to drill them off. (We used a torch.) But still, why? What a pain in the ass! What do other makers do? And getting them on. Hell, I had a steel pipe over the axle shaft, resting down on the collar, and using a sledge (no, I didn't fuk the axle bolts) and all the power I got, could barely budge it down the shaft. Finally gave up and went to a shop to have them pressed on. Holy! Is this common on Fords, domestics? That bearing collar haunts me in my dreams! LOL!

Brad

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Old 11-22-2005, 21:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Learned something today about the Ford 9"

On Wed, 23 Nov 2005 03:38:10 GMT, "BradandBrooks"
<BradandBrooks@shaw.ca> wrote:

>Repairing the brake seals on my 1980 Bronco today. It has rear drums on a Ford 9".
>
>Why, why, WHY, did Ford make the bearing collars unremovable? The shop manual says to drill them off. (We used a torch.) But still, why? What a pain in the ass! What do other makers do? And getting them on. Hell, I had a steel pipe over the axle shaft, resting down on the collar, and using a sledge (no, I didn't fuk the axle bolts) and all the power I got, could barely budge it down the shaft. Finally gave up and went to a shop to have them pressed on. Holy! Is this common on Fords, domestics? That bearing collar haunts me in my dreams! LOL!
>
>Brad



A good cold chisel to split the collar is the easy way to
remove them. You should have used the torch to warm the new
collars before trying to drive them on. Also, don't use a
sledge. Get a long piece of iron pipe to fit over the axle
with a cap on one end. You then repeatedly drop the axle
and pipe on a good solid concrete surface until it is
seated. This ain't as good as a good press but, it'll work
in a pinch. Why did Ford do that? Well, let's just say they
were reliable as hell.

Lugnut
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Old 11-22-2005, 21:01   #3 (permalink)
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"lugnut" <lugnut@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
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> On Wed, 23 Nov 2005 03:38:10 GMT, "BradandBrooks"
> <BradandBrooks@shaw.ca> wrote:
>
>>Repairing the brake seals on my 1980 Bronco today. It has rear drums on a
>>Ford 9".
>>
>>Why, why, WHY, did Ford make the bearing collars unremovable? The shop
>>manual says to drill them off. (We used a torch.) But still, why? What a
>>pain in the ass! What do other makers do? And getting them on. Hell, I
>>had a steel pipe over the axle shaft, resting down on the collar, and
>>using a sledge (no, I didn't fuk the axle bolts) and all the power I got,
>>could barely budge it down the shaft. Finally gave up and went to a shop
>>to have them pressed on. Holy! Is this common on Fords, domestics? That
>>bearing collar haunts me in my dreams! LOL!
>>
>>Brad

>
>
> A good cold chisel to split the collar is the easy way to
> remove them. You should have used the torch to warm the new
> collars before trying to drive them on. Also, don't use a
> sledge. Get a long piece of iron pipe to fit over the axle
> with a cap on one end. You then repeatedly drop the axle
> and pipe on a good solid concrete surface until it is
> seated. This ain't as good as a good press but, it'll work
> in a pinch. Why did Ford do that? Well, let's just say they
> were reliable as hell.
>
> Lugnut


Thanks for the tip Lug... Funny, but I thought of a torch to cut them, but
not put them on. DOH!

Regardless, if they leak in the next 10 years, I'm going to blow my seal!
haha!

Brad


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Old 11-22-2005, 23:02   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Learned something today about the Ford 9"

An old electric frying pan.... takes a few minutes but the heat is even,
controllable and there is no danger of heating to colour change....

I'm not telling you to liberate your loving brides frypan, but don't let her
throw the old one out when you buy her a new one for Xmas...



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Old 11-23-2005, 08:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Learned something today about the Ford 9"

>> I'm not telling you to liberate your loving brides frypan, but don't let her
>> throw the old one out when you buy her a new one for Xmas...


He might get himself thrown out if he buys his bride a new electric
frypan for Xmas...

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Old 11-23-2005, 12:01   #6 (permalink)
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<sleepdog@optonline.net> wrote in message
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>>> I'm not telling you to liberate your loving brides frypan, but don't let
>>> her
>>> throw the old one out when you buy her a new one for Xmas...

>
> He might get himself thrown out if he buys his bride a new electric
> frypan for Xmas...


Ya, get her a new vacuum and window cleaner too :)


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Old 11-23-2005, 20:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Learned something today about the Ford 9"

Good idea. Thanks Jim!

Brad

"Jim Warman" <mechanic@tenalpsulet.net> wrote in message
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> An old electric frying pan.... takes a few minutes but the heat is even,
> controllable and there is no danger of heating to colour change....
>
> I'm not telling you to liberate your loving brides frypan, but don't let
> her
> throw the old one out when you buy her a new one for Xmas...
>
>
>



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