[Healeys] re king pins out
Carroll A Phillips
bjcap at optonline.net
Thu Dec 6 19:50:41 MST 2007
Just did this to a 66 BJ8 about and hour ago. For us it was easy to take the
outer cups off , spread the lower control arms then remove the whole assy
and work at the bench on the tapered pin. Yes, by hammering the buggar you
usually bend the threaded part if it is stubborn. What we then did was
install the cup with out the zirk fitting and you can tap on the trunnion to
center its key on the taper pin. What sometimes happens is one side of the
end caps is over tightened to put a force on the taper pin, and along with
40-50 years of hardened grease its enough to hold it fast, PB blaster,
tapping of trunnion and tapping of pin will work it free .
Good luck to ya, as we have the other side to do tomorrow !!! , center pin
is stuck on that one too.
BTW with the outer cap pins you only need to tap them alittle bit as they
are a round cut in the pin. You need just a little movement to extract the
cups ( they will pass thru the cut out) i.e. those pins can stay in for cup
removal, then take out ,clean and oil well on assy.
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