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Thread: Installing bearings

  1. #1
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    Installing bearings

    Bit of a noob question. Installing can bearing. Do I need a bearing installation tool from Koford. Or can I use my 2mm shaft that I use to align everything?

    Also, how do you remove and install bearings in aluminium end bells? Have searched for a while and can't find anything.

    Any help would be much appreciated

    Chris.

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    You need to use some form of slug with the 2mm shaft dead centre in it.

    There are several on the market.

    If one is too small, I wrap equal layers of tape around it until it fits snugly in the can.
    Zippity

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    Obviously the goal is to CENTER the armature in the magnets by centering the bearing. You may need to open the can hole to get a few hairs width of alignment. Final check is with the endbell mounted as well.
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    To centralize the bearing you need a slug like this
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    http://e-slotcar.com/carlisle-530-st...aft-csp-s-530/
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    To get the bearing out of a aluminium endbell it just pushes out it might have some epoxy holding in in so heat up the endbell with a soldering iron

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    Legends! I have just put an order in with my local Raceway for some bearing alignment tools.

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