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Old 03-02-2018, 10:47 PM
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Default Problems putting in ball bearings for RC10 classic

I have a 1984 RC10,
buying some ball bearings for it and trying to get rid of the stock bushings.
The rear bushing/ball joint has a bar that keeps it on. I can get it half-way out, but damn if I can grab it or move it with my needle nose pliers.

Any advice?
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Old 03-03-2018, 05:55 AM
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pull axle pin then push axle . push it thru wrong direction....towards thumb holding location.----->
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That is a “roll pin”, a common way for axles back in the day. Also a giant pita. Essentially you can try to knock it through with a small Allen wrench but we just grabbed them with needle nose and twist and pull or vise grips. It might be easier with it still on the car.

Note that pressing them back in can be fun too, but be careful as they liked to “shoot” off if not aligned correctly and it might be hard to find a original replacement. I suggest a well lit area on a towel so that it doesn’t “bounce” away.

I love the classic stuff but that is one of those things I don’t miss lol.
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put a piece of dental floss thru the bushing make a big loop a sloppy one then bushing has no place to go far.

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thanks guys!!
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file the roll pin's location with a jeweler's round file. don't over do it. file enough material away til the axle slides in and out of the bearing with ease. you could do this the top shaft as well. another problematic area with bearings.
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