1972 BB Convertible in Atomic Orange Color

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Tell us about your Corvette: 1972 Stingray Convertible , BB 454, 4-Speed.
Location: Okinawa Japan

Re: 1972 BB Convertible in Atomic Orange Color

Post by vito » Nov 26th, 2016 6:19 pm

Well finally had some time this weekend.

This is a bearing splitter. It grabs the bearing from the backside, neat tool and cheap.

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Here is a mock up of the driver's side. Note the shim below the top bearing.
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Tools set up.
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Ready to check.

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Meter zeroed in.

I used the thickest shim first to measure the end play knowing it was too thick. And it was. Unfortunately the picture didn't turn out showing the end play.

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This is the 0.133 shim. I can live with this. Also note that this is done as a mock up. I can only assume that the measurement will change a bit once the outer bearing is pressed onto the spindle.
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Unfortunately the passenger side was at the end of the limit at 0.008. So now I need to sand the shim down, great way to loose your fingerprints :ack: